The best young singers, songwriters, musicians and bands from our local schools come together every year for a big gig. Sponsored by Music at Northbrook College, we have amazing talent picked after a series of local heats.
Each year we take our PA systems and lights to local schools, including Worthing High, Chatsmore, Durrington High, Shoreham Academy, Blatchington Mill, Dorothy Stringer, Sir Robert Woodard Academy, St.Andrews, Davison, Steyning Grammar and others. We welcome applications from all schools for places in the final - please contact Mike Pailthorpe on
Prizes include three days in the professional recording studios at Northbrook, performing slots at local festivals, music technology sessions for school students and teachers, rehearsal studio time, and free lessons in all aspects of performance.
This year's final takes place on Wednesday 23 May, 7pm at Worthing Pavilion Theatre
Once again, we are assembling a multi-school Gospel-style choir to open the show.
Where it all started
S'koolFest Started as work experience for our live sound students, who would take our PA and lights to local schools similar to the now common “battle of the bands”. But S'koolFest is not a "knock out" competition which only finds one winner.
The musical talent and enthusiasm from students and staff across the area have led to this becoming a celebration of Sussex musical talent. The school heats now lead to the best bands from each school having the opportunity to entertain a bigger audience, as well as having the opportunity to work in a bigger venue with professional Stage, lights, and PA. The final “sweetener” for the best band on the night is the opportunity to record an EP at our industry quality studios.