Isle of Wight Festival launches Unsigned competition

New music competition will see six unsigned acts play at the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival

This in from Isle of Wight Festival HQ, in their own words. Ed

Calling all unsigned musicians…Do you think you’ve got what it takes to play at the Isle of Wight Festival 2013?

Well, now’s your chance to show us what you’re made of, with the launch of the brand new competition, The Isle of Wight Festival Unsigned.

Slots for six unsigned artists
From today, the iconic Festival is giving not one, but six lucky unsigned artists from the UK & Ireland the chance to perform at this year’s event on the following stages; Main Stage, Big Top, The Bandstand, Life’s A Beach, Cabaret Club and The Hipshaker Lounge.

John Giddings, the Festival promoter, says: “We are first and foremost a music festival. A celebration of music from the past, present and future and it’s great to give up and coming musicians an opportunity to showcase in front of the Isle of Wight Festival audience. Wouldn’t it be great for one of them to headline one day!”

Historic line-up
Over the past 12 years, the Festival has seen performances from some of the biggest acts in the world, including: The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, The Strokes, The Who, David Bowie and Coldplay, amongst others.

The Isle Of Wight Festival is famed for being a stage for legendary artists of the past, present and future and now it’s your turn to be part of the historic line up.

How to take part
To be part of the first major music Festival of the year simply go to, click on the link, follow the instructions and upload your favourite track to be listened to.

The best acts will be shortlisted, going through to the final of The Isle of Wight Festival Unsigned, taking place in London in March, in front of a judging panel of music industry leaders. Get your entries in now!

Image: David Jones under CC BY 2.0

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Thursday, 7th February, 2013 8:46am



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