Last Chance to Vote your Local Heroes to Festival Stardom!

United Kingdom United Kingdom | | 27 June 2006

Over 550 bands have now signed up to get on the road to fame with Local Heroes. The top prize is a dream opportunity to tour six leading summer music festivals including Bulldog Bash at Stratford, Summer Sundae in Leicester, Beautiful Days in Devon, the Secret Garden Party, Get Loaded in the Park in London and Somerset's brilliant new Foundation festival.

As proved spectacularly by the Arctic Monkeys at Reading and Leeds last summer, a festival appearance can blast open the gateway to national recognition for talented new artists.

The top-voted band from each UK region will advance to the National Live Playoff night at the Carling Islington Academy in London on July 13th. The two winning bands will be selected by a panel of industry judges on the night, and the rest is rock history. So give your favourite local band a chance to be there - vote for them now on

If your band wins, and you are the fan that submitted the most votes, then you will be going to see them live at the festivals this summer!

Fans can get a taste of the outstanding quality of many entrants from the 2nd edition free Podcast produced by co-sponsor to the event - Yamaha Music.

If you’ve a data connected phone, just go to for an always-up-to-date live listing of participating bands and dial in numbers to hear their music.

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