In March 2020, Time Off Festivals partnered with Centreforce Radio to launch the 2020 Breakthrough DJ Competition. The aim was to help launch the careers and significantly boost the profiles of young DJs (aged between 18 – 25) in the UK.
Following two hotly contested Mixcloud Rounds (30 min pre-recorded sets) we took the hottest 12 Breakthrough DJ’s to a live Play-Off, held in a private venue on Sunday 19th July. They were put under live scrutiny by a Centreforce Radio and TOF Judging Panel – and after some fantastic sets – we chose the 6 Finalists!
We have just held the Final – Wow what a battle we witnessed. The very best in music choice, mixing skill and technical ability – with each of the 6 Finalists really bringing their A-Game. The result is that RYAN WILLMOTT becomes the “2020 Breakthrough DJ” – and as part of his prize will play on the Main Stage at the 2021 Time Off Festival – alongside the like of Sigma, Wilkinson, James Hype, Endor etc.
In addition, all of the Finalists will soon be presenting live Radio Shows on Centreforce 883 – as we all continue to deliver what we set out to.
Stand by for more updates on that and news on next year’s 2021 Breakthrough DJ Competition – its gonna be really hotly contested and we are super-confident that we can continue to find, support and promote the best young DJ Talent out there…