Apply: Win €5,000 for your band this Irish Music Month (Applications Closed)

This Month Is Irish Music Month On WLR

So we want to find the best of Waterford's music talent in our Irish Music Month Local Hero Search.

Are you in a band and releasing your own music? Would you like to nab €5,000 and the chance to have your song played across radio stations in Ireland?

Then we want to hear from you!

Whether it’s folk, pop, rap, indie, rock, or any genre, you could be in with a chance of performing live on WLR at a nationally broadcast event AND winning a prize fund of €5000.


But that's not all, you could also have your own single recorded and released!

If your band would like to make a submission, fill out the below form before 6pm on Friday, September 24th.

WLR's Local Hero Search is part of Irish Music Month in association with IBI, Hot Press, and the Sound & Vision Fund.

Irish Music Month Local Her Search Entry Details

  • Original songs only will be accepted.
  • Artists must submit one song per act.
  • Song submissions must be a WAV or MP3 file and be able to be downloaded.
  • Artists can be well established or emerging onto the music scene.
  • If you are successful, you will receive a monetary prize for getting through to the WLR finals.


Terms and Conditions

  • Your submitted song must be an original piece and may be used for promotional purposes for the Irish Music Month Local Hero Search and any other usage deemed fit by WLR.
  • All entrants will be judged by an independent panel, separate from the judges of the final 5 entrants of the Local Hero Search.
  • If successful in becoming one of the five local finalists, artists must be available to perform live (or pre-recorded as live) a minimum of 2 original songs and a short interview on the weekend of 9/10 October 2021 in Waterford. (Dates subject to change).
  • Each of the final 5 acts will receive a monetary prize for getting through to the WLR finals.