A chance to play the O2

LOCAL singers and bands are invited to audition for the 2012 Live and Unsigned competition.

Offering the chance to play at the O2 in London in the Grand Final and with £100,000 in prizes to be won, the contest is expected to attract thousands of acts to its auditions around the UK.

Entry is open to musicians of all genres, and the winners will receive £10,000 while other prizes include equipment, gigs, tuition and studio time.

There are no demo submissions, all acts must audition live. Successful auditions are followed by performances for industry judges, and the finalists will feature alongside the likes of Tinchy Styder, Zane Lowe, Roll Deep and the Hoosiers. For details on auditioning, visit www.LiveandUnsigned.uk.com.