DJ Mix Competition

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Want to play at Sankeys Manchester Festival this summer?

In celebration of our 25th anniversary year, Sankeys are calling on up and coming talent to showcase their skills, with the opportunity to land a dream DJ gigs at our 25th Anniversary Festival in Manchester on Saturday 13th July alongside some of the leading DJs in the world. We’re also giving away the chance to play at our London home, the mighty Studio 338.

We’re looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their mixes to us to be judged by the Sankeys team.

Travel expenses will also be supplied, so all that you budding DJs have to worry about is getting your best mixes together!

The winner will be announced on 14th June 2019.

How to enter

Step 1: Record a mix and upload it to Mixcloud

  1. Prepare a 60-minute mix. Musically this should fit with our Sankeys ethos.
  2. Upload the mix to Mixcloud, adding the full track list and use this artwork square image.
  3. Upload this artwork banner to your personal Facebook profile.
  4. You must name your mix - Sankeys 25th Anniversary Manchester Festival Mix Competition: 'Your DJ Name'.
  5. Tag your mix - Sankeys 25th Anniversary Manchester Festival Mix Competition.

Step 2: Tell your friends!

Get sharing! We will listen to all mixes that have at least 50 plays on them, so share your mix on your social media pages to maximize the plays, reposts and favorites it receives.


Entries that meet our criteria above will be listened to in full and judged by the Sankeys team. Entrants are encouraged to promote their mix through their social media channels. Our select panel will judge the mixes based on:

  • The number of plays, reposts & favorites your mix receives on Mixcloud.
  • Technical ability
  • Originality and creativity
  • Track selection and curation

We look forward to hearing your mixes. Good luck!

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Important information:

The Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over, except:
(a) Anyone employed by Sankeys.
(b) Any employees of Studio 338.
In entering the Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to claim any prize you may win. We may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter this Competition.

The prize:
1. The main prize is as follows:
(a) Contribution of up to £300 for travel to the Sankeys 25th Anniversary Festival at Bowlers Longbridge Road, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1SN
(b) x4 tickets for the festival event
(c) The winner will play a set at the opening slot held at the Sankeys Outdoor Arena Stage.
2. Additional prizes are available as follows:
(a) The winner will also receive a DJ set for Sankeys London at Studio 338 on Saturday 9th November, date subject to change.
3. The prizes are not negotiable or transferable. There is no cash alternative and Sankeys reserves the right to substitute the prize or any element thereof with a prize of equal or greater value or to decline to award the Prize if there are no entries of the necessary standard in the reasonable opinion of the judges.

Winner announcement and claiming prize:
The winner will be notified by the Sankeys team, and from there will be given further details in order to claim the prize. Please note that the winner will need to provide a valid ID to claim their prize.

Warranties and indemnity:
You hereby warrant and confirm that:
(a) You have the authority to enter into this agreement with Sankeys and to grant the rights granted;
(b) You are not subject to any other agreement which will or might conflict with this agreement;
(c) Where you are entering on behalf of yourself and others, that you have the full right and authority to bind the others as well as yourself;
(d) The entries submitted by you do not contain any uncleared samples and do not infringe the rights of any third party; and(e) All information provided by you is complete and accurate.

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