The prospect for local bands and acts to share the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Example, Chase and Status and many others has blown wide-open with this fantastic opportunity, maybe it’s time to get involved?!
The UK festival scene is ever-expanding, and the chance for unsigned acts to play them is ever-diminishing, so Live and Unsigned has to be THE best chance to get a direct-line to the best UK festivals. The variety of festivals on offer is outstanding; there is a plethora of independent grassroots festivals such as London Summer Jam, Z-Fest, Brownstock, CockRock, Folk on the Water and Newcastle Green; massive national festivals that attract tens of thousands such as Beach Break Live, Live Fest and Norfolk Spectacular; and everything in between including Butserfest, Osfest and AIM’s official ‘Best Independent Festival 2011’, Bearded Theory.
Add to that the prospect of a world tour including festival slots in Latvia with Summer Sound, Italy with Tour Music Fest, and Canada with Supernova and it’s clear to see that Live and Unsigned is THE competition for aspiring bands and acts to enter in the New Year. Alongside the cherry-on-the-top that is the announcement that there will be an exclusive fly-on-the-wall documentary of the Live and Unsigned 2012 competition to be aired on Sky TV, can you afford to NOT enter this competition?
With the chance to play at The O2 in London and with £100,000 in prizes, Live and Unsigned is set to attract thousands of unsigned musicians when auditions begin in January. The competition has also just announced an additional new main cash prize of £10,000 for the winning act to spend on their development.
Acts that make it through the audition stage will get to perform to industry judges, A&R associates and celebrity guests in some of the UK's most prestigious venues. Judges set to join the panel in 2012 include Radio 1 DJ’s Annie Nightingale, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter, Kerrang’s Alex Baker and Happy Mondays star Bez.
Auditions begin again in January 2012 with a number of new audition venues on the circuit including the world famous Dingwalls in Camden. Acts are urged to enter now as places are in high demand and auditions are limited for what will be a great platform for any act or band to showcase their music. For information on how to secure your live audition for 2012 go to www.LiveandUnsigned.uk.com and register today!