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Bestival talent search launched

Thu 12 Apr 2012

Bestival talent search launched

A new talent competition has been launched, with the winner getting the chance to perform at Bestival on the Isle of Wight later this summer.

The victors of the annual Bestival bands and DJs contest will go on the bill alongside the likes of headliners Sigur Ros, New Order and Stevie Wonder.

DJs and bands are all being encouraged to come forward to enter the competition, which is going to be judged by curator of Bestival and Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank.

Entries have to be submitted by May 14th and a shortlist of five groups and five DJs is going to be selected to perform at a live final that will take place on the Isle of Wight.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, this is set to take place at Northwood House on the island on June 14th, where the judges will include Mike Cuban of Let's Dance for Sport Relief finalists the Cuban Brothers.

Youngsters who want to take their shot at glory and earn the chance to show off their skills at Bestival on the Isle of Wight this summer can attend the next Rob da Bank Music Club to get some tips on Tuesday (April 17th) at Quay Arts in Newport. 

A live workshop from Isle of Wight-based band The Ohmz will be put on at the event, along with a masterclass from Sunday Best Recordings artists Lucky Elephant, while Isle of Wight Radio presenters will be in attendance as well to give tips on how to get tracks played on the radio.

Acts set to play at Bestival on the Isle of Wight at Robin Hill Country Park from September 6th to 9th include Friendly Fires, The xx, Hot Chip, Soulwax, Justice, Bat For Lashes, Two Door Cinema Club, Orbital, Warpaint, Emeli Sande, Spiritualized and De La Soul.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801338138-ADNFCR

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