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Whats going on at Festival Leisure?


With the world cup approaching, your going to need somewhere to watch your country play! With JJ’s you can watch England play in all their upcoming matches on the 14th, 19th & 24th of July. There’s some great food on the menu & are also screens showing in liquid, entry to both clubs £5.60. If your a Gateway listener then there is a way ... Read More »

Battle of the Bands 2014 Winners!


The Spin won the Battle of the Bands contest held at The Springhouse Club in Corringham congratulations! well done to all the other bands in making it a great night and £1200 for local charity. Read More »

Battle of the Bands 2014 Heats

On Sunday 27th April the annual heats show for the Battle of the Bands took place to whittle all the entries for this years competition down to just six finalists for the live event in May. Below are the photos from the show. Read More »

6 Through to Battle of Bands final


The 6 going through to the final on 30th May are: INDIES @5 DOUBLE HEADED JESTER STATE OF THE ART LANTER OF BADDS 7786 THE SPIN Special thanks to the Bands that did not get through. You were all amazing and this has been our toughest year ever! Read More »

Local Artist wins top band award


The most anticipated reggae awards show in British history, the British Reggae Industry awards, took place at the prestigious Indigo2 on the 21st February 2013. Goldmaster All Star Band – one of gateways local artists have scooped one of the top awards BEST BRITISH BAND AT THE BRITISH REGGAE INDUSTRY AWARDS Read More »

Battle of the Bands – Voting – Lines now closed

Voting is now closed  for Battle of the Bands – the first heat. Thanks to all Bands for taking part. A  Green Mile B Accidental Tourists C New Era D Something Simple E N/A F Blackstorm Sound the second heats will take place next week. Winners will be announced next Sunday at 10PM Read More »

Battle of the Bands Show

Be sure to tune in to the Live & Loud show this coming Sunday with Ryan for a jam packed show! Unlike most shows, this week it’s a Battle of the Bands special. Why? I’ll tell you. As I’m sure you’re well aware, the closing date for entries to this years competition is the 3rd March, only a day or ... Read More »

Battle of the Bands 2012

Gateway 97.8, The Rotary club of Corringham Thameside and Yellow Advertiser brings you Battle of the Bands 2012 to apply please send a short mp3 of your band a biog to- Live interviews on the radio in March and live voting, The top 6 bands will go through to the Final at a live venue, Win the chance  to ... Read More »

Fall to Oblivion: Live and Unsigned Final at the O2

Congratulations to Fall to Oblivion for making it through to The Live and Unsigned finals at The O2 on Saturday 23rd July 2011   Tickets are still available Here Don’t forget to vote for the band to make it through! Text “Unsigned4” to 84222 (Without the “) [Charges may apply – visit for more info]   Fall to Oblivion are an amazing ... Read More »

Doll Set Tones on Gateway to Rock


On April 10th 2011 local band Doll Set Tones dropped in on Rik for an interview and to play a live set. Watch part one of the interview above and part two below. Part Two: Find parts 3-7 over on their YouTube Links to the Doll Set Tones: Official Website | MySpace | Youtube Read More »