Bands prepare to do battle in BurySOUND

The line-up for this year's BurySOUND music competition has been announced

The line-up for this year's BurySOUND music competition has been announced

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The line-up for this year’s BurySOUND music competition has been announced.

The contest, launched in 1998, aims to showcase the very best of young musical talent in the area.

Twelve bands have now been picked to play in three heats which begin on October 11 at the Hunter Club in Bury.

The winner of each heat will perform at the big final on November 8 at the Apex.

Seymour Quigley, one of the organisers of the event, said the competition gave artists a great platform to shine.

He said: “It is a competition but the main point is to have a big meet up and bring attention to new and upcoming bands.

“We cannot give a prize to everyone and can’t give everyone a gig at the Apex - really it’s about raising the profile of the bands and giving them a starting point.

“We also hope the event will help get more people involved in promoting local bands.

“At the moment we have more bands than gigs.”

El Pascal, King Blood, Lola James and Lost Lungs compete in the first heat.

The second, on October 19, will see Deaf Ecstasy, Keys, Liam and Seth, and Mesonical perform.

The third heat, on October 25, will see Beyond Revolutions, Echoes and Halos, Soft like Camel and Three Patch Problem battle it out.

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