As part of Play Fest’s mission to showcase local and UK wide fresh new talent, the Norfolk festival (which takes place between Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June) are set to launch a competition via social network sites Facebook and Twitter to offer the chance to perform a full 45 minute spot on Main Stage on Saturday 2nd June in front of a 4,000 strong festival crowd.
Launching today (Monday 12th March) via Facebook and Twitter, this 6 week campaign aims to showcase some of the raw and grass-root talent that is just waiting to be discovered within the social networking world! The competitions are open to all UK bands and solo artists and will close at noon on Saturday 16th April, after which the directors of Play Fest will then be joined by industry professionals to judge the 10 shortlisted entries. The finalists will be notified via Twitter and Facebook shortly after.
Here’s how to apply:
Win a Play Fest slot on Facebook:
How to enter:
• “Like” the Play Fest Official facebook page
• Go to questions “Play Fest Band Comp – Opening slot on Main Stage”, upload your band and start getting votes
• Tag Play Fest Official in a post with one of your videos or tracks (preferably video)
e.g. We want to play @Play Fest Official http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8xW9CbFtS4
How to enter via twitter:
• Follow Play Fest on Twitter @playfestuk
• Tweet your band name and a link to a video or audio file of one of your songs
• Add the hash tag #wewanttoplayatplayfest
LINE UP SO FAR:
Saturday: Ash / Reverend and The Makers / The Pigeon Detectives / The Big Pink / Tellison / The Tripwires / Solko
Sunday: Spector / Ria Ritchie / Lee Van /Dumfoundus
Saturday: Killamonjambo Jim Lockey / Alloy Ark / Rory McVicar / The B Goodes / Eyes / Under the Influence / Dingus Khan / Big Top Sun
Sunday: The Correspondents / Juan Zelada / Deers / Kamilla Lovet / Model Staggs / The Soft / Underline the Sky / Ill Murray
Early Bird Full Weekend Camping – £65 – SOLD OUT!
Full Weekend Camping – £80
Student Player ticket – Weekend camping with FREE travel from UEA, Cambridge University & Ipswich College – £80 – LIMITED AVAILABILITY
2 Part Payment Pass – Available from 1st March until 31st March. £40 paid in March and second payment later. – Limited Avavilablilty
Day Tickets – £35 www.playfest.co.uk
Car Park – £2.50 per vehicle per day, £5.00 weekend
Children – 1 child 12 or under free per supervising adult / £40 full weekend / £20 day ticket
TIMES AND DATES:
Main Stage: 12:30pm – 11:30pm
Big Top: 12:00 noon – 10:30pm
Dance Stage & Asylum Stage: 12:00 noon – 01:00am
Tipi Tent: 11am – 01:00am
The campsite opens at 4pm on Friday 1st June 2012, and must be vacated by 2pm Monday 4th June 2012. The campsite provides toilets and the option to use showers.