Welcome to Heats 1 & 2 of the Mammothfest Best Band London + surrounding counties 2018 competition. 8 bands will compete across two heats, with TWO bands progressing from each Heat to the London Final on the 8th April. Competing bands are (in no particular order): Heat 1 (Doors 14:30 - first band starts at 14:50) Who Killed Nancy Johnson? - Post-punk from Reading Caskets - Grunge/Doom 4-piece from London Estrangor - Old-school Heavy Metal from London Counterfall - Metalcore from Aberdeen Heat 2 (first band starts at 18:40) Spectral Darkwave - Symphonic Death/Doom from Hertfordshire REVENTURE - Experimental Electronic/Metal from Winchester N3RV - Nu Metal from Oslo NO:VA - post-hardcore from Brighton The running order for the Heats will not be announced, so be sure to be there from the start to catch your favourite act! There will also be a Special Guest Headline performance from Raised By Owls! We would also like to welcome Ivor Edwards from XL Music Promotions as guest judge for the day. The judging criteria is split between Special Guests, Guest Judges and Audience Vote - all have an equal weighting. The Winners from Heat 1 will be announced at 18:00 and from Heat 2 after the Guest Headliner Tickets are just £6 on the door for the WHOLE DAY! We wish all the competing bands the best of luck in their performances!