Enter the Big Dub DJ Battle

We are incredibly excited to announce the Big Dub 2019 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 2019!!! S

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

Official Big Dub 2019 DJ Battle ENTRY RULES:

  1. To be eligible:
    a. Must be 18 years old or older (Valid ID REQUIRED for entry to Big Dub 2019).
    b. Must NOT have been booked to perform at any prior Big Dub festival events (including 2019).
    c. Must submit a registration form and a 10-minute video routine during open submission dates February, 12th 2019 – May, 1st 2019 (see video submission rules).
    d. Controllers can be used for submission videos, however, all finalists MUST perform on 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. Videos must not exceed 10 minutes in length.
    b. Video routines MUST include a minimum of 7-tracks.
    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 2019.
    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. Videos may be linked from YouTube and may be posted/shared by the Big Dub team during finalist announcement phase of the competition.
    g. ALL submissions must be received between February, 12th 2019 – May, 1st 2019. 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 and rhythmic skill. Use of the equipment/mixer. Blends. Tricks.
    ii. Musicality: Track selection. Musical style. Musical awareness. Track flow. Track compatibility.
    b. Stage presence/crowd participation is not a deciding factor or a judged criteria during submission phase, however, it will be weighed in as a score during the finals at Big Dub 2019.
    c. We will choose SIX finalists who will go on to compete at Big Dub 2019 for a chance to open our main stage and bragging rights to the third annual Big Dub DJ Battle title! Good Luck!


  1. FINALISTS: We will choose SIX finalists to compete at our 3rd annual Big Dub DJ Battle on the North Crook stage at Big Dub 2019. Finalists will also receive ONE reduced price admission ticket to Big Dub 2019 with Hilltop Camping (parking fee NOT included.)
  2. GRAND PRIZE: ONE winner will earn a spot to perform on our Main Stage at Big Dub 2019, two complimentary tickets to Big Dub 2020, Big Dub swag, and bragging rights to the third annual Big Dub DJ Battle title!