Streetwaves heads to Creamfields

Streetwaves heads to Creamfields

A group of up-and-coming Liverpool musicians are set to appear at one of the UK’s biggest dance events.

Bands from the Liverpool Culture Company’s Streetwaves competition will perform at Creamfields 2008, which takes place in Daresbury, Cheshire, on August 23 and 24.

The acts – who are all aged between 14 and 25 – were selected during a series of neighbourhood heats earlier this month. They’ll be sharing the Creamfields bill with some of the industry’s biggest names, including Kasabian and Fatboy Slim.

James Barton, Chief Executive of Cream, said: “The addition of the Streetwaves stage at Creamfields was a great success last year. Its purpose is to offer talented young musicians a chance to perform in front of a live audience, we hope it will be a day that all the performers and their families will remember for a long time to come and hopefully we’ll see some rising stars in the making.”

Alicia Smith, Streetwaves Project Manager, said: “The standard of entries for this year’s competition was extremely high and the judges had a really tough time picking the winners. The chosen acts worked really hard to earn their place in the final line-up and it will be great to see them up on stage at Creamfields.”

As well as appearing at Creamfields and other music events during the summer, Streetwaves winners will be given the opportunity to take part in a special European tour, stopping off at Bremen, Gdansk, Marseilles and Istanbul. The Streetwaves prize also includes time with a top local producer in preparation for a day’s recording at Elevator Studios, and the chance to work with a design agency to create a professional logo and a range of T-shirts for their act.

Winning Streetwaves acts for 2008:
Liverpool East: The Little Hydes (indie)
Alt Valley: The New Haze (rock)
Liverpool South: Beaker Folk of the Bronze Age (indie)
South Central: Systems DMC (hip hop)
City & North: Aspen Grove (rock)