NEXT ON STAGE... IT COULD BE YOU
Emerging talent competition looking for comedians and musicians to fight for limelight
MUSICIANS and comedians who fancy performing on a main stage at a festival can enter a competition for their moment in the limelight.
The organisers of annual Chesham music and comedy festival BURYFields have launched their second annual emerging talent competition, which this year will give three local acts the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year’s festival, taking place at The Bury, in Church Street, on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18.
There will be a winner from each of the three categories, one for fully plugged in acts, who if successful will perform on the main stage, one for an acoustic act who will go on to perform on the Woodland stage and one who will open the comedy on the Woodland stage.
To enter, acts will need to supply a link to at least one original song or a link to a video of themselves performing live, even if it is only a recording of themselves in their bedroom.
Entrants must Tweet or post on Facebook their video/song by tagging @BURYfields and #BURYF ie lds EmergingTalent.
They must then follow this up by emailing their link, the name of their act, brief description of genre, how many members and their ages and whether th they are a band, an a acoustic act or comedian to email@example.com. u uk.
A panel of judges will sh shortlist their chosen acts who will then go on to perform at Chesham Football Club on Saturday M March 26. Each act will be ju judged by a panel who, as well as looking for the obvious, will also be lo looking for originality and c crowd reaction.
Last year’s inaugural competition had two categories, one for fully plugged-in acts, won by Atlantic Shore, who performed on the main stage, and the other was for an acoustic act, won by then 10-year-old Ben Corby, who performed on the Woodland Stage.
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music at last year’s BURYFields