Sound of Summer

Are you ready for the return our epic Sound of Summer competition?

Last year’s Sound of Summer competition was so successful, we’ve decided to host it again but for 2018 it’s going to be bigger, better and louder than before!

Live music is always great craic – and good for the soul, too. At The Golden Lion, live music is our passion and now we want to bring you the best in up-and-coming talent across the UK.


Local heats have taken place across the UK, finishing on 9th June when we will whittle down hundreds of acts to compete in the next stage at our Regional Finals. Don’t miss out on an evening to remember.

Regional Dates:

O'Neill's Liverpool - 12th July

O'Neill's Birmingham - 19th July

O'Neill's Cardiff - 26th July

O'Neill's Reading – 2nd August

O'Neill's Wardour Street, London - 9th August

It's going to be an awesome Summer of Sound!

O'Neill's Sound of Summer

At The Golden Lion, we are proud of our musical heritage, having played host to musical legends like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac over the years.

Now we want to create our own legends, selecting our favourite act to spotlight at a leading UK festival, tour our O’Neill’s sites and record in a studio (don’t forget the £5,000 cash prize too!)


£5,000 cash

A slot at a leading UK festival

Studio recording time

A UK tour of O'Neill's*

O'Neill's Sounds of Summer

* Tour dates and locations to be mutually agreed between Promoter and winning act.

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