Beach Break Live 2012 has teamed up with emerging bands competition, Live and Unsigned, to give four unsigned bands the chance to play the festival.
The student festival will return to Pembry Country Park in Wales from 14-18 June.
Chris Grayston, Managing Director of Live and Unsigned said: “Beach Break Live has to be one of the premier events for students and music lovers nationwide.
“Our acts have always expressed their desire to play this massive festival and we’re delighted to announce that Live and Unsigned acts will now have a direct-line to play Beach Break Live 2012!”
Live and Unsigned are appealing for the unsigned singers and bands to take part in their 2012 competition to find the best new acts of the year.
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.
For more information and to enter, click here.