Open for the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017

This competition is now closed. Winners will be notified by 7 September 2017

Academy Events and Fireball are on the look-out for local bands across the country to join the line-up for the Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour 2017.

You could be opening for Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag*, Mad Caddies and Sweet Little Machine as part of this mammoth tour when it comes to your hometown. Win the chance to perform to huge crowds at iconic venues when the tour hits the road this October.

Fireball: Fuelling The Fire Tour is a celebration of punk rock, ska, reggae and roots music featuring some of the best live bands the international punk scene has to offer. California’s legendary ska punk outfit Reel Big Fish, with support from Pennsylvania punks Anti-Flag and California-based ska punks Mad Caddies, Fireball’s Hottest Band 2017 Sweet Little Machine ... and you!

To enter, just fill out the form below and tell us why you're the perfect band to be our local opening act. Winners will be selected by a panel of music industry experts, journalists and bands from the tour.

*Please Note: Anti-Flag will not be appearing at the O2 Academy Liverpool and O2 Academy Sheffield dates.

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Competition closes at 11:59pm on Thursday 31 August 2017. One entry per band, entrants must be 18+ on date of performance and at least two members of the band must be based within 30 miles of the venue they are applying for. Winners will be notified on 7 September 2017. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Wednesday 11 October – O2 Ritz Manchester - Buy Tickets

Thursday 12 October – O2 Academy Bristol - Buy Tickets

Friday 13 October – O2 Academy Leicester - Buy Tickets

Sunday 15 October – O2 Academy Leeds - Buy Tickets

Monday 16 October – O2 Forum Kentish Town - Buy Tickets

Tuesday 17 October – O2 Forum Kentish Town - Buy Tickets

Wednesday 18 October – O2 Academy Newcastle - Buy Tickets

Thursday 19 October – O2 Academy Glasgow - Buy Tickets

Friday 20 October – O2 Academy Liverpool - Buy Tickets

Saturday 21 October – O2 Academy Sheffield - Buy Tickets

About Fireball:

Fireball is a Canadian whisky-based cinnamon-flavoured liqueur produced by the Sazerac Company. The product was developed in Canada in the mid-1980s, forged during one of the coldest Canadian winters on record by blending smooth Canadian whisky with sweet, spicy cinnamon. Fireball has blazed a trail of success across America before the flames leapt over to UK shores and is one of the world’s fastest growing spirit brands. Best served straight from the freezer as a shot - it delivers a taste like no other.

Fireball is loud, uncompromising and relentless. And it’s coming for you.

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