14th April: U19's applications deadline
1st May: Applications deadline
7th June - Finalists announced
13th June - Battle of the bands, London4th July - Awards ceremony
"It is a great honour to back Rock the House. The UK is a hotbed of musical talent from all genres, and if the British music industry is going to grow and thrive then musicians need to be able to make a living from selling their product. This competition gives all musicians, from all backgrounds the chance to get out there and make live music - one of the things Brits do best."
"Having had MPs try and ban Alice Cooper from performing in the UK in the 1970s, it's great to hear that the sound of shedding guitars and powerhouse vocals will be echoing through the halls of Parliament. Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry's intellectual property."
"Having a genuine love of both music and politics, nothing pleases me more than seeing the two working so closely together. Rock the House is fast becoming one of the most prestigious events in the music calendar and to have Collibus performing to launch the 2014 event is just fantastic. It just goes to prove what an amazing catalyst music is for all walks of life. More music and less conflict in the world! Congratulations to all concerned. Makes an old rocker very proud!"
"Rock The House was such a success this year, so it's very exciting to see what great British bands will be discovered in 2014. Metal in Parliament? Yes please!"
"I think any opportunity to engage young people in politics is something to be celebrated, regardless of their allegiances. While music can feel much more relatable and vital to people, politics is vital and it's cool to see two such disparate but important things next to each other. Plus it's kinda neat walking around such a great building!"
“Rock the House is a great way for musicians to get exposure on a National stage and each year it goes from strength to strength. There’s also some great prizes up for grabs and if that wants to hit the big-time then get a hold of your local Member of Parliament and enter Rock the House.”
“I am proud to have been appointed as a Patron of Rock the House, an event that I whole-heartedly support. If ever a House needed rocking, it’s this one!”
“Good luck to all of the bands taking part in the Rock the House competition, I think it’s an amazing cause, raising the issues that are affecting the music industry at the moment – it’s really important for artists and consumers alike.”
“It’s very important that we understand the importance and the need to nurture live music. It is the basis for everything in our musical world – and of course also the importance of young musicians understanding how to look after and protect their copyrights and intellectual property."
“Rock the House is a terrific way for up-and-coming talent to engage with their local MP and perform on a national scale, make new contacts and friends, and have a great time. I'm honored to be an advocate and judge for the third year in a row.”
“We’re so honoured to hear that one of Prime Minister David Cameron’s favourite Rock the House project every success and I am personally delighted to have been chosen as a Patron, so keep on rocking!”
“I’d like to wish all the success to Rock the House. I am very happy to be a Patron, thank you very much!”
“I would like to offer my congratulations to Mike Weatherley and all who have participated in Rock the House...it is a great opportunity for us to celebrate up-and-coming unsigned British talent in a fantastic setting. I wish the 2015 competitors the best of luck.”
“Rock the House and Film the House have gone from strength to strength each year, with more participants from more constituencies involved last year than ever before. My thanks go to our patrons, sponsors, judges, the entrants, and the MPs who take part. If you're a musician or a film maker, make sure you take part in the 2015 competition!”
“Rock the House has once again been a genuine success this year, engaging a unique combination of politicians, young people and consumers alike with the message of respect for IP. I am committed to making sure the copyright system that underpins the UK’s outstanding music industry is understood and respected. With Government working in partnership with industry, through a range successful initiatives, we have a real opportunity to reach young people in innovative ways to invest in the future of the music and film industry.”
“I urge all local musicians and bands to enter Rock the House. The prizes are impressive and all nominations will be judged by music industry experts. Most importantly, its a fantastic opportunity for exposure in a very competitive business which has been dominated recently by bands and artists put together via TV shows.”
John Mann MP:
“There is a wealth of live music talent in this area, and I would urge all musicians and live music venues to fill in an application and send it to me. The recognition and contacts entrants can get from taking part is priceless and it would be great to put Bassetlaw on the map for its artistic talent.”
“Rock The House' is a music competition with a political twist; supporting unsigned bands and artists, it will raise political awareness of the importance of music and other creative businesses to the UK.”
“I want to encourage any budding film directors or musicians to apply for this competition. Cumbria is a vibrant place with a wealth of talented individuals and this competition is the perfect opportunity for this talent to be showcased in Parliament. The prizes and judges get better every year and I would be delighted to support and promote any acts from our area in the 2015 competition. It would make me immensely proud to see a winner from Cumbria and it would reinforce my view that I represent one of the most talented constituencies in the UK.”