COMPETITION: Unsigned Bands and Artists – Your chance to open for Ed Sheeran

Jun - 14 2019 | no comments

Are you an unsigned band or singer-songwriter?

HOAX Live Sessions 2019 is hosting a six-stop UK music tour with the fantastic opportunity for an unsigned band or artist to open for non-other than Ed Sheeran on the final night of his record-breaking Divide World Tour in Ipswich on Monday, August 26.

The HOAX UK music tour takes place between Thursday, July 11 and Friday, August 16. To be in with a chance to join The Darkness and Brit nominee Lewis Capaldi in warming up the crowds for Ed and compete in this once in a lifetime event, complete and submit the form by visiting HOAX.

Online registry opens Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. and the deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28. The selected artists/bands will be given the chance to showcase their music in front of music industry professionals. Auditions will be taking place in Birmingham, Ipswich, Bristol, London and Manchester. Check out the venues and dates below.

The top five artists and/or bands will be invited to the final HOAX Live Session which will be held in Norwich on 16th August at Epic Studios. There, a panel of experts including the likes of Cenzo Townshend, Talvin Singh OBE, Jesse Quin and Joe Rubel will select the winning act.

If you’re more of a spectator, you can still join HOAX in watching some of the countries best up and coming bands. Entry to all shows will be free, on a first come first served basis.

Birmingham – 11th July:

Mama Roux’s, Unit 3 Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG

Ipswich – 12th July:
Cult Bar, 5 University Avenue, IP3 0FS

London – 18th July:
Signature Brew Taproom and Venue, Railway Arch, 340 Acton Mews, E8 4EA

Bristol – 19th July:
Rough Trade, 3 New Bridewell, Nelson Street, BS1 2QD

Manchester – 23rd July:
Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, M1 5WW

Norwich – 16th August:
Epic Studios, 112-114 Magdalen Street, NR3 1JD

Finals Panel:
Cenzo Townshend: Mix Engineer (The Maccabees, George Ezra, Ed Sheeran)
Talvin Singh OBE: Producer (Björk, Madonna)
Jesse Quinn: Bassist (Keane)
Joe Rubel: Engineer / Producer (Tom Grennan, Dodie, Ed Sheeran)

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