ELJam's Battle of the Bands

Sun 26 May 12-5pm at Haddington Bridge Centre

After the success of last year's competition, ELjam is delighted to be working with Haddstock again this year to bring you Battle of the Bands!

The Bands

We are absolutely delighted to announce the line up for this year's battle:


  1. Oddsocks (KA)
  2. The Watts (DGS)
  3. Sixteen Again (RHS)
  4. Cryptid (Knox)
  5. Girls of Stone (DGS)
  6. Room 5 (RHS)

LUNCH 1.30 – 2.15 


  1. High Speed Real Estate (NBHS)
  2. Black Diamonds (PL)
  3. Scene One (MGS)
  4. Title of Your Mixtape (NBHS)
  5. Sofia’s Choice (PL)
  6. About ’08 (MGS).

SCHOOLS: KA Knox Academy, DGS Dunbar Grammar, RHS Ross High, NBHS North Berwick High, PL Prestonlodge High, MGS Musselburgh Grammar


The Professionals

We have fabulous judges and a wonderful compere who are generously donating their time to the event. They are all professionals working in the music industry and are extremely well placed to offer valuable feedback and advice.

Our Judges

Bruce Craigie is co-owner of A Modern Way Management Company and Record Label who have Idlewild, Fatherson, Zoe Graham, Rudi Zygadlo, Tom Joshua on their rosta. He is also involved in Aimless Play, a Digital Marketing and Services company, and has extensive experience of working in record companies and music publishing companies. Bruce also lectures part time in Music Business at Edinburgh College.

Harley Loudon is a songwriter, musician, jazz singer, therapist and storyteller with various albums out on apple / Spotify as a solo artist and band member. She has worked in the music industry supporting emerging artists.

Andy Pennycuick is lead vocalist and harmonica player for 10 piece ska band BOMBSKARE, and guitarist/backing vocalist for "The Pennycuick Girls".

Gica Loening is director and founder of Fun Fiddle, a traditional music organisation for adults and children. As a community music practitioner, she specialises in working with young people and performs regularly for ceilidhs and events around Scotland.

Our Compere

We are delighted to have Murray Briggs from Edinburgh band Aberfeldy leading us through the festivities on the day.


Prize Giving and Evening Entertainment

The results will be announced and prizes allocated between 4.30pm and 5pm.


For Festival-Goers:

Make a weekend of it and check out Arts Workshops and enjoy pizza by Mazzoli at the Tyneside Tavern in the The Haddington Bridge Centre courtyard. East Coast FM Scotland will also be supporting and broadcasting the event live