Starting Monday 8th April, every Monday at midday, the band at the top of the Buzz Chart will be confirmed to play a Red Bull Bedroom Jam “Live” Show the following Monday at midday.
These performances will be recorded ‘as live’ but are not streamed live (see ‘How the Competition Works’ section for more information).
On Wednesday 10th April, our film crew will visit the house of one of the band’s members to film the first performance, which will be released ‘as live’ on Monday 15th April. This process will be repeated for a total of 6 ‘live shows’, with one being released on the website every weeks until Monday 27th May.
Each band that plays a Live Show is then taken off the Buzz Chart and added to the Festival Chart. This chart works in exactly the same way as the Buzz Chart measuring the hype, talk and activity around your band but this time they will be watching, liking and sharing one of your songs recorded at your live show. The top three bands from the festival chart become our finalists
Our three finalists will play at two Irish music festivals selected by the organisers during the summer of 2012. Festivals at which our finalists will play at include Indiependence, Westport Festival, Castlepalooza and Glasgowbury.
Finally fresh off their festival tour the three finalists will go head to head in a live final at Dublin’s iconic music venue Whelan’s in August 2013. One act will then be chosen on the night by our panel of expert judges as the overall winner of Red Bull Bedroom Jam 2013.
The 2013 champions will then win the opportunity to live and record for one week in the world famous Grouse Lodge with a top producer, the decision on who that producer is comes via consultation with the winning band.
All of these stats are collated and the Buzz Chart spits out a ranking relative to the other bands that have uploaded. The aim, of course, is to be number one!
Please note: Bands on the Festival Chart move up and down in exactly the same way, relating to views and comments on one of their live show videos. Rating a band will not effect movement on the Buzz or Festival Chart.