The Underdog is back, and 2016 is going to be bigger, better and louder than ever! The first of our twelve heats will feature five punk / metal / rock bands from around the South West!

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Advance tickets are worth double votes on the night and will be going on general sale NOW. Tickets will be available directly from the bands or via Bristol Ticket Shop (online and in store).

► Drip-Fed Empire | Bristol // Digital-Metal
"Experimental duo that combines a modern heavy metal sound with elements of electronic music genres. Expect brutal breakdowns, digital drops & and soul destroying synth bass."

► Drogo | Wiltshire // Rock
"A four piece band from Wiltshire. Drogo play a high energy, riff laden rock sound with hard hitting melodic vocals."

► Foxhol | Bristol // Hardcore / Punk
"Two piece alternative/hardcore punk band based in Bristol."

► Pain Split | Bristol // Hardcore
"Four piece Hardcore band from Bristol, UK. All about making riffs and heavy bass lines with pounding drums and unique vocals."

► The Unannounced | Bath // Punk Rock / Grunge

► Date: Wednesday 29th June 2016
► Venue: The Thunderbolt (
► Doors open: 19.00
► Tickets: £5.00 (Advance tickets worth double votes)
► Age Restrictions: All Ages

We’ve moved out Grand Final to the main stage of the o2 Academy, so save Saturday 3rd September in your calendars for our biggest ever show where we’ll be announcing the winners of The Underdog: 2016.

New for 2016, we've introduced our Season Tickets - one ticket gets you entry into all seventeen shows! There's a very limited supply and season ticket holders get triple votes. Available here: