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Construction Rocks 2024 - Wednesday 9 October 2024

Construction Rocks, in its 16th year, is returning to the iconic Scala venue, King’s Cross

Please email us at to register interest and obtain an entry form.

Construction Rocks 2023

Well Construction did indeed Rock on 23rd November 2023 as planned. This was our 16th anniversary.

The Water Rats venue was a little cosy and we think we had over 160 people present on the night. Our 5 bands played a 20 minute set each and they were all brilliant.

Stand out Best Band was WHO’S NEXT (KHL)

Best Performance went to newcomers PAPER JAM (SCOTCH PARTNERS)

Best Fund raiser was ZERO HARM (KELLER) who generated almost £4,000 for The Prince’s Trust and LandAid.

Overall the 2023 event raised almost £11,000 for good causes.

Bill Price and Marta Hostynska of WSP and Nigel Fraser of West One Management Consulting would like to thank the bands, audience, judges, MC (Chris Liddle of HLM), sponsors, Barry Perrin for the drum ‘breakables’, venue staff and photographer John Duke.

Construction Rocks 2023 Update

After some complications around securing a venue for Construction Rocks 2023, we have settled on:

The Water Rats

Close to Kings Cross on the Gray’s Inn Road.

The date for the diary is Thursday 23 November.

The Water Rats has bags of iconic and legendary character:

The venue has a prestigious history including Bob Dylan's first UK gig in 1962, The Pogues first gig in 1982 and Oasis' first London gig in 1994, along with a roll call of other household names throughout the years from Katy Perry to The Courteeners to Ra Ra Riot.

Further information from

Places at the event are running out so please return entry form and fee as soon as possible.

Construction Rocks 2023

Following another successful Construction Rocks in November 2022, we return with another extravaganza in November 2023.

The date set is Thursday 16th November in London, with the venue TBC.

Please enquire about attending or performing using the contact page.

Construction Rocks 2022

Winners on Monday:

The 1/3 Octave Band (Hydrock) - Best Fundraiser

Force Majeure (MACE, Deloitte, Stanhope, Dragados) - Best Performance

Canary Wolf (Canary Wharf Contractors) - Best Band

Winners on Tuesday:

Forge Lane (Wardell Armstrong) - Best Fundraiser - WA were the Headline Sponsor of the event with an additional donation of £2000 funnelled through to leas charity LandAid.

Propheads (KLH) - Best Performance - a fantastic effort all round with lead singer in a space blanket cape and mysterious off-stage start up routine.

Stairwidth to Heaven (Socatec) - Best Band - CR regulars and a great performance of some rock classics. They did outstay their welcome of the 15 minute time slot however the judges chose to overlook this in their final deliberations.

Make Music Day – 21st June 2022

Construction Rocks sponsors the establishment of the first Make Music Day festival at the Portway Annexe in Wells, Somerset. The event enabled 8 local acts to perform at a fund raiser for the newly established Wells Contemporary Music Centre, which is supported by sister organisation Wells Rocks ( This helped the city of Wells achieve recognition by the national organisers of Make Music Day as a “Great Music Place”.

Wells Rocks joins Construction Rocks.

Construction Rocks Returns!

Construction Rocks 2022 will take place on Monday 14th November and Tuesday 15th November at new venue Hall Two @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG

Construction Rocks 2021 Review

Construction Rocks 2021 turned out to be a vintage year. With fewer band than in 2019 due to rehearsal and band member availability, it was a more relaxed event. The bands all performed brilliantly and you could sense the friendship and their shared interest in performing. The fans also lingered well into the evening enjoying the effort everyone had put in.

The judges were on good form with a mixture of positive commentary on performances plus observations on clothing, stage antics and song choices.

The venue (Under the Bridge) was better than ever with new PA and a very helpful team attending to band requests and riders.

Fund raising for LandAid and other good causes was good especially by three particular bands who had secured company match funding and generally motivated their fans to donate generously. We will announce the total raised once all outgoings are finalised.

ConstructionRocks 2021 Review

Construction Rocks 2021 Headline Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that this years headline sponsor is Wardell Armstrong.

Thank you Wardell Armstrong.

Construction Rocks 2021

We are pleased to say that Under the Bridge is now booked for Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October 2021.

Clearly its all subject to making continued progress with the exit from C19 and the 21 June ‘removal of all legal limits on social contact’ announced on Monday 22 February.

Our thoughts on what’s possible (although you must refer to government guidelines for up to date accurate information):

From 29 March, rule of 6, outdoors in a private garden could be a practice session?

From 12 April, outdoor hospitality open and might enable an outdoor pub gig to happen?

From 17 May, rule of 6 indoors, hotels and hospitality, ‘most social contact rules lifted’, distanced indoor gig? Or small (not more than 30 people) street party? BBQ?

From 21 June, ‘legal limits on social contact removed’, reopen final sectors of the economy…

Construction Rocks Update

We hope to run Construction Rocks 2021 in October. We are in discussion again with our 2019 venue, Under the Bridge (Stamford Bridge) and expect to announce dates around Easter time.

In the meantime can you send us some Rockdown photos for our gallery showing how you have been continuing to make music in one way or another.

ConstructionRocks Update

Summertime 2020, Rule of 6, Socially distanced outdoor practice.

COVID-19 Update

With the UK in a third Rockdown its been next to impossible to practice as a band or even be together. Hopefully some of you will have been able to form a musical bubble or manage some distanced outdoor activity in 2020.

We will be endeavouring to run the event in 2021 in the usual way and you should email for further information.

We are also sorry to say that in 2020, Construction Rocks did not happen in Australia, New Zealand, Washington or Gothenburg.

November 2019

Now available for your viewing pleasure, the videos taken from the last Construction Rocks extravaganza in 2019 at Under the The Bridge.

The videos have been kindly put together by JBingley Photography.



October 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Best Fundraiser – The BG’s

Best Band – Panic! At the Disto


Best Performance (Crowd vote) – Panic! At the Disto

Thursday 17th October 2019

Best Fundraiser – 1852

Best Band – The Elusive Butterflies of Rhythm

Best Performance (Crowd vote) – Stairwidth to Heaven

Land Aid

October 2019

If you can’t make Construction Rocks this year, there is another chance to see the winners at the event “We built this city on Rock n Roll” taking place at Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush.

The event gets underway at 6:30 pm on Wednesday 20th November with all proceeds going to Landaid.



August 2019

We can confirm that all the available spaces to perform at Construction Rocks 2019 have now been taken.

We thank you for the very high level of interest in this years event and look forward to seeing you all down the front.



July 2019

The Construction Rocks event takes place this year on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October.

Doors at 6.30pm

The venue is Under the Bridge, (beneath the Stamford Bridge stadium east stand, nearest tube Fulham Broadway, London Overground West Brompton or Imperial Wharf.

Land Aid

April 2019

Construction Rocks 2018 - £23,000 Raised for LandAid

Having finalised the Construction Rocks 2018 accounts we have been able to make a further donation to LandAid bringing our support for ending youth homelessness in the UK to the grand total of £23,000. Here the cheque is being handed over to Alice Lamb, Deputy Chief Executive of LandAid.



April 2019

Construction Rocks Gothenburg took place on Friday 5th April 2019. In all 7 bands took part at the Brewhouse just to the north of the city centre. Bill Price was one of the 3 judges enjoying an evening of great music and performances. In the end the band Owl Whisper (WSP) took the judges prize with the audience web based voting giving K21 the edge who won the event in 2018.



February 2019

We are ready to launch Construction Rocks 2019 and the event will take place in late October or early November. If you are ready to register an interest in performing please contact


£177,000 Raised so far

January 2019

At our 2018 event the total raised for charity amounted to £35,000, taking the total figure since the inception of the event to £177,000. The money is donated to LandAid and The Lighthouse Club plus a range of other charities. For more information on the work that these charities do, please go to our charities page.



October 2018

Thursday 2018 Winners!

Thank you to all those who came to support across both nights.


Best band - Deloitte / Change Control to Major Tom

Best performance - Kier / Zero Charm

Best fundraiser - Willmott Dixon Interiors / 1852

Wednesday 2018 Winners!

What a night! Thank you to all those who came to support night one.


Best band - Max Fordham / Public M&E

Best performance - Canary Wharf Contractors / Canary Wolf

Best fundraiser - MACE / Force Majeure

September 2018

The Construction industry set to Rock out for another year.

Band entries for the construction industry’s one and only battle of the bands, Construction Rocks, are now almost closed with just two band places available. Tickets are still available.

In just under a month’s time, one of the biggest annual events on the construction industry’s calendar, will see bands from the construction and property sectors compete against each other in the name of charity. Construction Rocks, established by WSP Director, Bill Price and Nigel Fraser, West One Management Consulting has raised a total of £142,000 since its inception in 2008, topping at its record raising £32,000 in 2017 with majority proceeds going to UK property industry charity, LandAid.

“Construction Rocks is a unique event that is not only tremendous fun, but also gets the whole industry engaged for a great cause every year”, says Bill Price, Director at WSP. “Over 1200 people turned up over two nights last year as competitors, fundraisers and audience members at our biggest venue to date at Scala, King’s Cross London.We’re aiming for our highest fundraising total this year and we’ve no doubt we can do it with the industry’s support.”

Spread across two days at Scala, Kings Cross on 24th and 25th October, a total of 16 bands will compete to win ‘Best Band’, ‘Best Performer’ or ‘Best Fundraiser’ with the opportunity to win studio time at Kore Studios.