We would very much like to invite you to participate in the Whitburn Band Virtual Festival 2021. In these unusual and testing times we appreciate just how difficult it has been for us all to enjoy being part of something we are passionate about and love, banding.

We are delighted to be able to host our very own Scottish online virtual contest which will be broadcast over the
weekend of 25th – 27th June 2021 via YouTube live streaming.



Bands will be split into Sections 1-4, plus Championship and Youth Band Sections.
Bands will compete in the section that they have been graded in for 2021.
Bands in the Championship, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sections should limit themselves to a maximum of 35 musicians including percussion, and any other instrumentalists or vocalists you wish to use. There is no limit on the number of musicians in the Youth sections.
Each band is encouraged to submit up to a maximum of 10 minutes of video performance as a mini programme.
The contest is an entertainment-style contest, so it provides your band with the opportunity to be as creative as you like with your programme.

Image by Brian Matangelo


If you are interested, please advise of your intention to participate by reply via email to whitburn.vf@gmail.com using the link below.

If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on the email

address above or:

Charlie Farren – 074710949746

Stephen Duncan - 07732117679​

Competing bands are required to submit all videos to the email address provided by the 1st June 2021. This is really important as it allows our technical team to ensure there are no glitches and everything will run smoothly on the day.

Videos should 1080p quality and ‘ready to play. We are unfortunately unable to offer video editing services however full technical support is available on an individual basis should you require it.

Videos should be submitted in any of the following formats: Size - 1920 x 1080P HD - MP4, MOV, WMV