Downhill Rock and Roll Live!

Just before Saturday’s 4X World Cup Final at Fort William there’ll be live music courtesy of the winners of the first ever World Cup New Band competition.

Organisers, Rare Management partnered with music promoters Leith Records to search for a band to rock the Fort. To be in with the chance of playing on the main stage before the 4-Cross final on Saturday night, emerging artists are being invited to submit their demos on

Rare Management and Leith Records will select the top eight tracks based on the suitability for the event. The short-listed bands will then go head to head in an online public vote, with the winner travelling to Fort William to play a set as the tension ramps up for the evening’s 4X.

There’ll also be more musical interludes throughout the weekend – and a search for mountain biking’s Air Guitar Hero (watch this space).