Acts wanted for HUB
The UK's biggest urban youth festival has launched a search for the best bands to star in one of the highlights of Liverpool's European Capital of Culture celebrations.
HUB - the biggest free festival of its kind - annually takes place at Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool - and is expected to attract up to 20,000 people on 17-18 May.
And event organisers are inviting the best musicians from indie to funk, rock to soul, hip-hop to metal to send in a demo which could see them starring on its live music stage.
Successful bands will earn themselves a slot at the festival, joining confirmed headliner Shlomo, one of the world's finest human beatboxers.
Susan Whitehead, Event organiser from the Liverpool Culture Company, said: "Whether you're rappers or rockers, speed metallers or soul divas, we want to hear from you. Judges will be looking for acts with heaps of energy, style and passion. Only the best talent will be selected to play at what promises to be a wicked weekend."
Councillor Warren Bradley, Leader of Liverpool City Council and Deputy Chairman of Liverpool Culture Company, added: "This is a fantastic opportunity for bands and artists to perform live, in an incredible atmosphere, in front of thousands of people at one of the biggest and best urban youth festivals in the country.''
Bands have until Monday 25 February to apply with a biography, a completed artists' contact form and a demo. A panel of music industry professionals will judge all applications and choose their favourites to play at the event. Successful bands/artists will be notified by Monday 10 March.
Application forms can be downloaded from www.liverpool08.com/hub or requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please type 'HUB' in the subject field of your email.)
The HUB festival, now into its sixth year, was established by Liverpool Culture Company during the city's successful '08 culture bid. It celebrates a vibrant mix of urban art, music and extreme sports including skateboarding, BMX, in-line skating, breakdancing and body popping.