Up & Coming DJ Competition

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Are you a young local DJ?

Do you think you’re good enough to impress our judges? Well it’s time to prove your skills…

Following on from the success of last year's event, Street in the Park will again be hosting an Up & Coming DJ competition on Saturday 23rd May. 

Whilst the plans to host the event at Dorchester’s Borough Gardens have been postponed at this time, all is not lost! Air 107.2 will be hosting the Up & Coming DJ competition live to and from your homes! 

For your chance to compete against other Up & Coming DJ’s to win £100 cash prize and other great prizes, visit http://bit.ly/StreetInTheParkDJ and upload a 10-15min mix to Soundcloud/Mixcloud to give us an idea of your music selection and mixing ability. Our judges will give them a listen and the best 15 DJs will be entered into one of these three categories; under 16, 16-21 and over 21.


CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES is Midday on Monday 27th APRIL. The finalists will be notified by Friday 1st May at the latest.

Your judges will be; Andy Cleeton (Mixmag Up & Coming DJ winner 1995 and ex-Hacienda resident DJ), and Derek Greenacre from Air 107.


Street in the Park is a performance platform for music, technology and dance and was first launched in Dorchester's Borough Gardens last May.  The event was conceived by students from Weymouth College Music Technology course who also help to plan and publicise the event. Street in the Park is supported by Weymouth College, Activate Performing Arts, Dorchester Town Council and Dorset Council.

The event hosts the Up & Coming DJ Competition, live music, a live DJ set with ex-hacienda DJ Andy Cleeton and dance performances. Keep following us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UCDJCOMPETITION/ or Street in the Park website http://bit.ly/StreetInTheParkDJ

Audience feedback from last year was resoundingly positive:

‘Unique’    ‘Banging’    ‘Amazing’    ‘Incredible’   ‘Mind-blowing’    ‘Current’    ‘Original’

Here’s a little taste of the vibe of the day https://vimeo.com/342540141

If you would like more information on the 2020 Up & Coming DJ competition, support the event or gain more information,  please email streetinthepark@gmail.com   

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