Road To V unsigned competition opens

This year's Road To V unsigned bands competition is now open for entries.

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.

So if you’re next hell raising indie outfit, hip-hop heavyweight act, dynamite dance collective or perhaps even the next great soul-shimmering soloist head over to to take place.

The competition is open from today (2 March) 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.

Previous winners of the competition include Young Knives, Johnny Foreigner and The Rebs.

V Festival 2009
takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffs from 22-23 August.

Tickets for the festival go on sale 6 March.