Previous Road To V winners out on tour

2006's Road To V winners, Young Knives, have announced an upcoming tour, while this year's competition is still taking new entries.

The Leicester band will hit the road this month, taking in the following venues:

18 Mar 2009 Coalition,Brighton
19 Mar 2009 Bucks Uni,High Wycombe
22 Mar 2009 Arts Centre,Colchester
23 Mar 2009 Komedia,Bath
24 Mar 2009 University,Loughborough
26 Mar 2009 Club Ifor Bach,Cardiff
27 Mar 2009 Guildhall, Gloucester
29 Mar 2009 Sugarmill, Stoke
30 Mar 2009 Cluny, Newcastle
31 Mar 2009 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1 Apr 2009 Roadmenders, Northampton
3 Apr 2009 Casbah, Coventry
10 Apr 2009 Inside Out, Darlington

Meanwhile, acts wishing to take part in this year's competition can put their tracks and videos up on the Road To V.Com website to enter.

The contest, which is now into its sixth year, will search for the very best emerging talent to fill two slots at this August's V Festival.

The competition is open until Sunday 12 April.

Ten lucky finalists will also get mentored, and play alongside, two big acts at The Great Escape festival as part of the live stage of the competition.

The public will choose the first two finalists before the two artist mentors handpick four acts each for the final.

After a live show, which will be filmed and broadcast on Virgin 1, the public will ultimately select the two acts they want to open this year's V Festivals.

Click here to enter Road To V.