DJ Competition: Your Chance to DJ on the Main Stage of New World Festival

March 24, 2024
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Buster Bennett
DJ Competition: Your Chance to DJ on the Main Stage of New World Festival

LSA x NWF DJ Competition: Win an Opening on the Main Stage at New World Festival 2024

Alert! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to step into the spotlight and launch your DJ career with an epic performance at New World Festival! Join this DJ competition to win an opening set on the main stage alongside famous headline acts. If you’re an aspiring DJ, this is something not to be missed. We invite you to compete and perform a sensational opening set that will put your DJ career on the map. Hurry, because this prestigious DJ competition will be flooded with entries!

This competition is open to all DJs 18+

Please carefully review the application process below and make sure you tick all the boxes. Good luck and we hope to see you at New World Festival 2024! 

Click here for festival information and tickets! 

About New World Festival: A Future Dance Direction

New World Festival will be held on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of August 2024 at Kings Farm in Chelmsford, Essex, UK. This two-day bender boasts a number of high-profile brands including Ministry of Sound, KISS, Worried About Henry, Abode, UKF, Select, Cream, LoveJuice, Paravibe, Garage Shared, Epidemik x Breakin Science and Wonderland.

The main stage is undoubtably going to be the pinnacle of the festival attracting tens of thousands of festival attendees. Saturday's lineup includes powerhouses DJ EZ, Example, Sammy Virji, Low Steppa, Disciples , Notion, BKLAVA , Medcraft, Ryan Spicer, Floyd T and Sam Divine!

Sunday's main stage hosts Sub Focus & ID, Dimension, Friction, MozySerum, Turno, Pola & Bryson, Siren, Floyd T, Ryan Spicer & More.

Win this DJ competition and you will be joining this incredible lineup on the main stage Sunday 25th August 2024!

Click here for the latest lineup!

About London Sound Academy

London Sound Academy is the UK's most famous DJ academy offering DJ and music production courses from central London and online. LSA are renowned for their detailed curriculum offering DJ lessons from beginner to expert. LSA are also an official Pioneer DJ Education partner.

Many LSA students go on to industry success and LSA have hundreds of celebrity alumni. One benefit of joining LSA is that all graduates get access to incredible DJ gigs at famous venues like Ministry of Sound, Egg London, XOYO and in Ibiza. For more information about DJ courses at LSA click here.

LSA DJ Course Graduates Performing at Ministry of Sound

LSA x NWF DJ Competition: Info & How to Enter

The winner of this DJ competition will join the incredible New World Festival lineup on the main stage on Sunday the 25th of August 2024. They will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to thousands of fans at New World Festival and will feature on the official artwork. This DJ competition presents a rare chance for an emerging artist to launch their DJ career into the stratosphere! Perform a show-stopping set and It’s your one-way ticket to becoming a viral sensation. 

Not only will the winner of this competition perform a paid DJ set at NWF they will also win an Elite DJ Course at London Sound Academy to prepare them for their biggest DJ gig! The Elite DJ Course is the most advanced DJ course available in Europe and perfect training for headline DJs who want to create a sensational performance. Graduates of the Elite DJ Course will receive LSA's highest honour, the Elite DJ Trophy.

To prepare our winner for media exposure we will also organise an exclusive DJ photoshoot with LSA photographer Thomas Hensher.

The Elite DJ Course Trophy

Why Winning this DJ Competition will be Career-Changing

Global Exposure

NWF’s main stage is a gateway to global recognition in the music industry. Your set will be heard by industry professionals, fellow DJs, and a diverse audience. 

You’ll gain new fans and followers.

You’ll be featured on official artwork.

Networking with Industry Leaders

Opening for the main stage means connecting with the movers and shakers of the bass music industry. You can forge connections that could open doors for future collaborations and opportunities.

Showcase Your Skills to Thousands

New World Festival draws tens of thousands of electronic music enthusiasts.

You’ll have the opportunity to gather content. We fully recommend hiring a photographer and videographer to capture the moment. From entering the backstage area to setting foot on the stage.

Support from London Sound Academy

London Sound Academy is not just hosting a competition; we're invested in your success. The winner will receive mentorship and guidance to ensure a successful performance. We will support the winning DJ at the event and promote the gig helping you reach a wider audience.

Build Your DJ Portfolio

Adding a main stage performance at New World Festival to your resume is a powerful credential. It demonstrates your ability to handle a large stage, work with professional setups, and curate a set that resonates with a diverse audience.

How to Enter

Please follow these instructions to enter this DJ competition. You'll need to complete all the steps in order to make a valid entry.

Step 1: Register To Enter

Click here to register for this competition. We will then email you the artwork you need when uploading your mix. Please allow 72 hours for us to email you back.

Step 2: Prepare Your DJ Mix

Craft a mix that represents your unique style and showcases your prowess in electronic music. Be sure to bring the energy that defines the forward-thinking NWF ethos. Bear in mind that the opening set needs to create an atmosphere that gradually warms up the stage for the headline acts. Use the links above to research all the acts on the stage and their style of music.

Create a special mix with a blend of Bass House and UKG.

You need to create a suitable warm-up set, not a peak-time mix. 

If you need help preparing a winning set consider booking lessons at LSA. Click here for info.

If you need help recording your set consider booking a studio at LSA. Click here for info.

The mix should be 45 minutes long.

It should have no distortion and well balanced volume. 

It should have no major mistakes.

Top Tip: You need to be proficient at beat-matching by ear in order to handle any technical glitches at important gigs. 

Step 3: Upload Your Mix

Upload your DJ mix along with the official artwork to your Soundcloud or Mixcloud profile. We will email you the artwork once you register.

Step 4: Submit Your Entry

Reply to our first email to send us the link to your DJ mix after you have uploaded it to your Mixcloud or Soundcloud profile. *Do not send a download link.

Step 5: Spread the Word

Share your entry on social media, and encourage your followers to support you. The more buzz you generate, the better your chances. We want to find a DJ who is hungry for this gig and is willing to shout from the rooftops and go all the way in promotion of their mix. 

How is the DJ Competition Judged?

Once you have submitted the mix a panel of three LSA Elite DJ Course tutors will judge the entries and select three finalists. You will be judged on music selection, technical skill and promotional effort. The three finalist DJs will be invited to LSA to perform their mix live in Studio One in front of a panel of tutors. (This is another great content gathering opportunity!) We will then select the winner based on their skills and performance. *If you can't travel to the LSA studios we can arrange an online performance over Zoom.

New World Festival x LSA DJ Competition Timeline

Enter your mix by the 3rd of June 2024*
LSA tutors will judge the entries between the 3rd of June and the 17th of June and announce three finalists on our Instagram
We will invite the three finalists to perform their mix in the studio or online between the 17th of June and the 1st of July
The winner will be announced on the 8th of July 2024 on our Instagram
The DJ set will take place on Sunday the 25th of August 2024

Don't Miss Your Shot: Enter Now!

This is your opportunity to launch your DJ career with a performance at one of the biggest music festivals in the UK. We’re looking for a unique emerging DJ who is thirsty for success. If you think that’s you, apply today and get ready to make waves opening the main stage at New World Festival 2024!

Privacy & GDPR Policy

* Entrants of this competition are bound by LSA's Privacy and GDPR Policies. Data will be shared between London Sound Academy Limited and New World Festival for marketing and the purposes of running this competition. Entrants can request the deletion of their data by emailing

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