Last Chance to be part of 2008 HUB Festival

Get your skates on for HUB

o Time is running out to apply to perform at HUB, the UK’s largest urban youth festival
o Bands have until 10am, Thursday 28 February to get their entries in
o Up to 20,000 people expected at two day event on 17-18 May 2008

The best unsigned bands have just a few days left to apply to play at HUB 2008, the UK’s biggest urban youth festival.

Event organisers launched a search last month for talented bands and artists to perform live in one of the highlights of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. And they’ve been thrilled by the response so far.

Susan Whitehead, event organiser from the Liverpool Culture Company, said: “The number – and quality – of applications has been absolutely brilliant. But with the deadline looming, we’re urging artists and bands not to miss out! And we’re especially keen to hear from more funk and soul artists.”

HUB annually takes place at Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool and is expected to attract up to 20,000 people on 17-18 May.

Applications from bands/artists into indie, funk, rock, soul, hip-hop or metal are all welcome. Successful artists will get a slot at the festival, joining confirmed headliner Shlomo, one of the world’s finest human beatboxers.

The deadline to apply, with a demo, artists contact form and band biography, is 10am, Thursday 28 February.

A panel of music industry professionals will judge all entries and successful bands/artists will be notified by Monday 10 March.

Application forms can be downloaded from www.liverpool08.com/hub or requested by emailing marketing@liverpool08.com. (Please type ‘HUB’ in the subject field of your email.)

The HUB festival, now into its sixth year, was established by Liverpool Culture Company during the city’s successful ’08 culture bid. It celebrates a vibrant mix of urban art, music and extreme sports including skateboarding, BMX, in-line skating, breakdancing and body popping.

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