'StormBreakers is un apologetically a battle of the bands event - yes we do have concerns about making music competitive but it has to be balanced by introducing bands to audiences and the other stuff. And all bands are paid for their live performances!

'StormBreakers was an idea that evolved for year two of WinterStorm - four bands performing for a place on the WinterStorm mainstage and has continued ever since providing the weekend with three quality acts year after year - Anchor Lane, Everyday Heroes and Control the Storm. For 2021 it was extended to four venues across the UK - Dreadnought in Bathgate, Trillians in Newcastle, WaterBear in Brighton and Fuel Rock Club in Cardiff - and attracted some great support from bands, fans, venues and sponsors too.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 uncertainty, two of the live dates had to be cancelled and these are now online events with each of the bands submitting two videos as their showcase over the weekend of 30th and 31st of July 2021.


StormBreakers are using the "normal" judges remotely but have also extended a chunk of the voting to fans and to the 'Storm Troopers (WinterStorm volunteers) helping to ensure that it won't be a "who's got the most followers" competition.

Voting is only available from the website and open at Midday on Friday and closes 6pm on Sunday evening.

Support the talent

  • Watch the videos below on the links below for each "event"
  • Click on the link to Vote - it will only let one vote per device
  • Follow up on the links and buy the CDs and merch
  • Sign up to WinterStorm's mailing list for more news and line up information
  • Please consider a donation to the tip jar which will be shared amongst the eight bands.

Watch, Listen and Vote

All band videos, biogs and links are on the following pages along with VOTE NOW Buttons

Waterbear Brighton Heat - Featuring Caine | Skinny Knowledge | White Raven Down | Stone Angels

Fuel Rock Club Cardiff Heat - Featuring Black Lakes | Steal the City | Cry for Mercy | Ravenbreed

Tip Jar

Tip jars always sound a bit patronising but it's an understood phrase we guess. Please consider dropiing something in the box for the bands as they would have been splitting the door on top of their fee. Thanks in advance.

Band Tip Jar

WinterStorm Rock Weekender
Ayrshire Business Hub
46 Bank Street
KA12 0LP

Tel: 01294 233713

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