More than 25,000 public votes have been cast nationwide. The winning bands from nine UK regions will compete in the final of this year’s Local Heroes competition. Intervurt, IST, Merla, Flaming Hot Chinchillas, Rob McCulloch, Broadwalk, Brabazon, Kalinsky and Estrella will be battling it out at the Carling Islington Academy, London, on Thursday, 13 July. A panel of industry experts will award two bands the ultimate live music prize - a fully managed summer tour of UK festivals.
The live final - hosted and compered by XFM’s Shaun Keaveney - will open at 6pm with the first bands on stage at 6:30pm and the winning decision announced at 11:00pm. Once the final verdict has been passed, two winning bands will embark on a fantastic summer festival tour performing at the following festivals:
• Bulldog Bash - 10-13 August (Stratford)
• Summer Sundae - 11-13 August (Leicester)
• Secret Garden - 18-20 Aug (Cambridgeshire)
• Beautiful Days - 18-20 August (Devon)
• Get Loaded in the Park - 27 August (London)
• Foundation - 2-3 September (Somerset)
For your chance to be at this exciting play-off, just answer the following question, Text Rock followed by A, B or C to 80808, eg. Rock B to 80808. The first 50 entrants with the right answer will win two places on the Virtual Festivals guest list.
'Heroes' was a hit for which cross dressing megastar?
A. David Bowie
B. KD Lang
C. Nicky Wire
Winners will informed by phone on Wednesday the 12th of July.
Texts cost £1.50 plus standard network charge.