Ashley Dawes to play
Live and Unsigned National Final at the O2.
Ashley Dawes is to play Live and Unsigned National Final at the O2!
After battling it out in live heats across the country and beating
10,000 acts who entered the music competition, Ashley from Ruislip is
now going to be playing at Live Fest Londonís largest indoor Festival on
Grand Finalists will be performing at the Indigo2 being one of the main
stages of the Live Fest Festival, which will see over 8,000 festival
goers enjoy some of the hottest acts from the UK music scene performing,
as well as all the best unsigned acts from across the country. The
biggest names in the industry have been Judging the competition this
year with their eye firmly on who will they believe will be the UKís
best Live and unsigned act 2011. Judges amongst many include Radio 1ís;
legendary Annie Nightingale, Ras Kwame, Tom Deacon and Daniel P Carter.
Live Fest headliners are set to include live performances and DJ sets
from N-Dubz, The Hoosiers, Tinchy Stryder, Roll Deep, The Guillemots,
Missing Andy, Funeral for a Friend, Pegasus Bridge and many more are yet
to be confirmed. Grand finalists will not only get to play at the Grand
Final for the chance to be named Best Live and Unsigned act 2011, but
will also get to see some of the biggest acts in the UK perform and be
part of Londonís largest indoor festival.
After initially auditioning against thousands of other acts across the
UK and impressing the judging panel with their originality, the acts
will now be battling it out at the Grand Final. Not only will they be
performing on stage at Live Fest, the best live music festival in the
world, but there are also plenty of awards up for grabs, with a prize
pool worth up to £100,000.
The impressive prize pool includes; Main stage festival slots at a host
of festivals including IVYLIVE, K Fest, OsFest, ButserFest, ZFest,
Newcastle Green Festival and First Days of freedom festival. Other
prizes up for grabs for contestants include studio time, development
master classes from The Institute, amplification equipment from
Blackstar and TC Electronic and much more.
The winners of the competition will take home an impressive prize
package which includes a recording and development contract with Future
Music, an all-expenses paid trip to Italy to play at a Tour Music Fest,
a slot on the main stage of Sound Check Festival in Melbourne Australia,
a festival slot at Canadaís Supernova, front cover features in popular
music magazines and press coverage.
Chris Grayston, Events Director of Live & Unsigned commented: ďWeíre all
about originality, live ability and credibility. Itís a fantastic
achievement to make it to the Grand Final. Whatever happens it will be a
great day for all the acts performing, whether they win or not. Last
year half a dozen acts were signed to both label and management
companies, after representatives were invited as guests. This marks a
great opportunity for finalists being part of Live Fest, Londonís
biggest indoor festival and playing the same festival as some of biggest
act names in the world! I canít wait to see what the acts have got in
store for us at the final it going to be terrific!Ē
Representing the best of this regionís talent, Ashley is hoping for all
the support possible to be crowned the UKís best Live and Unsigned act.