Announcing the Big Dub 2018 DJ Battle!

We are incredibly excited to announce the Big Dub 2018 DJ Battle!  Do you think you have what it takes to move the Big Dub crowd?  Well now you may have a chance to compete for the grand prize of performing on our main stage at Big Dub 2018!!!

Please read carefully the rules below to help you with your online submission. Good luck!

Official Big Dub 2018 DJ Battle ENTRY RULES:
1. To be eligible:
a. Must be 18 years old or older (Valid ID REQUIRED for entry to Big Dub 2018).
b. Must NOT have been booked to perform at any prior Big Dub festival events (including 2018).
c. Must submit a registration form and a 10-minute video routine during open submission dates February, 1st 2018 – May, 1st 2018 (see video submission rules).
d. Controllers can be used for submission videos, however, all finalists MUST perform on either CDJ’s or turntables for the battle
e. Finalists must be able to provide any necessary performance tools at the battle (CDs, USBs, etc)
2. Video Submission Rules:
a. All videos must be 10 minutes in length (max).
b. Video routines MUST include a minimum of 6-tracks within 10 minutes.
c. All videos must be submitted with a completed registration form. Videos must include brief introduction that includes your DJ name and why you want to play Big Dub Festival 2018.
d. A full track list must accompany your video (track list section will be included on registration form).
e. All videos must be in HD format (720p and higher) with an unedited direct audio recording of your routine.
f. Record video using your camera or cellphone and upload to YouTube.  Do NOT edit or enhance the video in any way.
g. ALL submissions must be received between February, 1st 2018 – May, 1st 2018.  Any video(s) received prior to and/or after the open submission dates will not be considered.
3. Online Judging Criteria:
a. Your video routine will be judged on two areas of skill:
i. Technical:  Overall mixing skills, transition clarity, transition frequency, use of equipment/mixer, blends, tricks
ii. Track selection.
iii.  Song flow:  progression & vibe
b. We will determine 10 semifinalists and will use their submission videos to virtually compete in our semifinalist online phase of the Big Dub 2018 DJ Battle.  During this phase, we will include a public opinion element on our web page and our social media sites to help decide the finalists.
c. We will choose SIX finalists who will go on to compete at Big Dub 2018 for a chance to open our main stage and bragging rights to the second annual Big Dub DJ Battle title!  Good Luck!PRIZES:1. FINALISTS:  Finalists will also receive TWO reduced price admission tickets to Big Dub 2018 with Main Camp camping.   2. GRAND PRIZE:  ONE winner will earn a spot to perform on this year’s mainstage,  two complimentary tickets to Big Dub 2019, and bragging rights to the second annual Big Dub DJ Battle title!