Andertons, The Boileroom and ACM (The Academy Of Contemporary Music), have joined forces to support local music with a stage at this year’s Magic Summer Live 2013, the two day festival running Saturday 13th July & Sunday July 14th at Stoke Park in Guildford.
A dedicated local stage ‘Surrey Sessions Stage’ will feature up and coming local musicians from Guildford with an open competition for artists to compete for a coveted spot for both days. Entrants can apply via a video submission to a shared Youtube channel. The successful artists will then be hand-picked via live performance heats which will take place throughout May and June at The Boileroom.
Pete Simmons, Programming Director at Magic FM said ‘ Magic is really happy to support and showcase local talent. I’m sure we will unearth some great performers at Magic Summer Live’
Julia Leggett (CEO of ACM) says: “This is an exciting opportunity for ACM to showcase some of our finest artist/singer songwriters. ACM prides itself on developing students to be able to work in the music industry and events like this are a perfect platform for them to experience the thrill of playing at a live festival”.
Lee Anderton says: “We’re very grateful that Magic FM have given us this opportunity to showcase some of Surreys finest up and coming bands at such a large festival. “The Local Stage” will be a fantastic opportunity for bands to perform at no cost to themselves, and hopefully catch the eye of a visiting A&R guy”.
Speaking about the event, Dominique Frazer of The Boileroom says, “We are thrilled to be able to showcase some of Guildford's finest local musicians. Guildford has a long history of nurturing some of the biggest names in UK music - from The Stranglers to The Jam. It is a privilege to keep this tradition alive”.
Andertons, The Boileroom and ACM, work within the local community as much as possible, curating Guildford Fringe Festival, Guildford Beer Festival and Redfest, along with hosting various community radio shows to encourage and celebrate the arts in the local area.
For your chance to compete for slot on The Local stage at this year’s Magic Summer Live, please visit: www.youtube.com/surreysessionsstage
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