Vodafone Big Top 40

Here on the Vodafone Big Top 40 we LOVE music and what better way to celebrate that than to shine a light on those rising artists eager to show off what they can do?

This year together with Vodafone we sought to find the very best unsigned talent from all over the UK. We gave successful applicants a once in a lifetime opportunity to record and produce in their very own exclusive studio session with an industry pro! Not only that, we filmed it and put it on the Big Top 40 for the world to see!

Enter the Competition

Stefflon Don

Born in Birmingham, Stef moved to East London when she was 14-years-old. She started out by covering other people’s tunes, spinning their sound in new directions.

Nick Nixon

Watch out Major Lazer, DJ Snake & SeeB – Oxford’s Nick Nixon is ready to follow in your footsteps!

Vodafone Future Breakers, the entries you need to hear...

We've had some amazing entries so far in our search for the best unsigned talent, so right now we're going to give you a little taste of some of our favourite acts...


Sister act Olivia and Georgia from Hartlepool have been enjoying working together as a singer-songwriter duo for some time – but earlier this year managed to break into the mainstream with their cover of 'Smile', a charity single in aid of young Bradley Lowery. The song touched the nation and reached no.4 on The Vodafone Big Top 40 in June 2017!

10 Reasons To Live

10 Reasons To Live are a 5-piece rock band from on of the UK's most musically gifted cities – Liverpool! Ste, Paul, Johno, Stevie B and Craig take inspiration from huge names, ranging from Foo Fighters to Prince, and Goo Goo Dolls to Guns n Roses, describing themselves as "putting a whole new spin on the concept of classic rock and cranking it all the way up to 11".