ARTISTS from all over the UK battle it out in Blackburn for a place in the town’s leading music competition judged by a panel of top music industry professionals.
Reidys Exposure has seen over 90 acts and artists travel to the heart of the Blackburn BID area to secure a place in the competition, which carries thousands of pounds worth of prizes.
Thirty-two artists will go before a panel of judges including the BBC’s Sean McGinty and record label manager Jeff Thompson at the live heats over the next four weeks.
Dale Gardner, Marketing Manager at Reidys Home of Music, said: “It’s an honour to have artists from all over the UK including Portsmouth and Newcastle travel to be a part of our competition.
“With the in-store auditions over, we’ve seen an incredible level of quality and deciding who was going to make it through to the live heats at King Georges Hall was very difficult.
“We’re eager to show off these amazing artists at the heats now, which I fully expect to be some of the best live music nights of the year in Blackburn.”
Winners of the heats get through to the grand finale, which will be held in the Windsor Suite at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on Thursday, March 26.
Hannah Spurgeon of The Remedy and the face of Blackburn BID’s Be Surprised campaign won the competition last year.
Manager of the Blackburn BID, Harriet Roberts, said: “Events like this help to put the town on the map and bring in new audiences from the whole of the North West.”
The heats will begin on Wednesday February 25 and doors open at 7pm. Tickets for the event cost £3.00 on the door or pre-book on 0844 847 1664. For more information visit reidys.com/exposure or call Reidys Home of Music on 01254 265212.