'Local Heroes' Festival Tour Gears Up
United Kingdom | 10 August 2006
This weekend sees the start of our Local Heroes festival tour, with the competition's deserved winners Merla and Rob McCulloch
performing at Summer Sundae in Leicester...
From local heroes, to online phenomena, to live final champions, the two winners of our nationwide competition to
find the UK's best unsigned bands have now got the small matter of winning over the most discerning critics of all - festival
Having wowed fans and judges alike during the first ever Local Heroes contest, Merla
and Rob McCulloch begin their festival tour prize at
the sold-out Summer Sundae, which takes place this weekend (11-13 August).
The competition's outright
winner, Merla, will play at 4.15pm on Friday on the Indoor Stage, while
runner-up, Rob McCulloch, will perform at 12.30pm on Saturday
on the Musician Acoustic Stage.
Third placed band Intervurt
are also playing a festival this weekend. They play Bulldog Bash in Stratford-on-Avon.
being voted winners of their regions by fans via the online platform www.lheroes.co.uk,
all three bands were invited to a live final in London.
A panel of judges was assembled to find the bands best
suited for festivals and after a difficult but unanimous decision Merla and
Rob McCulloch won through, with Intervurt
The two winners will now go on to play Secret Garden, Get Loaded In The Park
and Beautiful Days.