Live & Unsigned appeal for acts to play festivals

Nationwide competition to find best unsigned acts

Photographer: Sara BowreyChris Swindells on 02 December 2011

Acts are given the chance to play at The o2 in London and win £100,000s worth of prizes, including a £10,000 cash prize for development.

Auditions will begin in January 2012 and all acts in the competition are auditioned live. Acts that make it through the audition stage will get to perform to industry judges.

Names who have judged the competition in previous years include Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Nightingale, Ras Kwame, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter, Kerrang’s Alex Baker and Happy Mondays star Bez.

There is a small fee to enter, £5 for solo acts and £10 for bands.

All grand finalists will perform at Live Fest 2012 at the O2 Arena.

Finalists will also get a chance to play Bearded Theory 2012 which was voted 'Best Independent Festival’ in the Virtual Festivals' Golden Welly Award at the AIM Independent music awards 2011.

The latest festival winning acts will get to play is London Summer Jam. the festival is a grassroots up festival in London focused on creating and enjoying great music, playing instruments, sing-alongs, workshops, and jams.

Other festivals partnering with the awards include Italy's Tour Fest, Supernova in Canada, Latvia's Summer Sound Festival and Beach Break Live, Cock Rock, Norfolk Spectular, Osfest and Strawberry Fields Festival.

For more information on how to enter click here

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