Young bands and singers from Mid Sussex are being encouraged to enter The One competition whose closing date for applications is Friday (February 14).
Entries are in four categories: 1) bands aged 11–16; 2) bands aged 17–21; 3) singers aged 11–16 and 4) singers aged 17 and over.
Auditions to compete in the final will be hosted by Freedom Leisure on Friday February 28 and Saturday March 1 at its Martlets Hall venue in Burgess Hill.
Bands and soloists will perform one number each and finalists will be announced on Sunday March 2.
The final will be held at 7.30pm on Friday March 14 at Martlets Hall where the winners will be voted for by a judging panel and the audience (each has 50 per cent of the votes).
Four finalists in each category will be invited to perform.
The One is promoted by Snowdrop Music and Rok Skool and supported by Freedom Leisure and Bright fm.
The prize winners in each category will have the chance to record an eight-track studio album and be invited to perform at three local live gigs including a showcase at The Haunt in Brighton and supporting Motown Band, No Town Like Motown, in Burgess Hill.
Co promoter of The One, Robert Eggleston said: “Applications are running at a higher level than this time last year with interest in the competition from across Mid Sussex but we could do with more singers coming forward.
“The winners will have the chance to perform live locally and record an eight-track album to help promote their talent: this really is an opportunity not to be missed.”
To enter The One contact Robert Eggleston, Snowdrop Music by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy tickets to The One Final on March 14 online at www.freedom-leisure.co.uk, by calling 01444 242888 or directly at the Martlets’ box office.