Opportunity for exceptional local musicians

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Local young musicians, now have the chance of performing on one of the biggest stages in the region thanks to this competition to find exceptional new talent.

Travers Rising Stars is a free-to-enter challenge open to any band, singing group or solo artist between the ages of 13 and 30 who live or study in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, or Rutland.

The prize package, worth over £5,000, includes local recording studio sessions, a main stage festival slot under the lights at Glastonblaby and a photographic studio session for those all-important publicity shots.

The winner will also be invited to perform live sessions at Under The Apple Tree studios (www.undertheappletree.co.uk) owned by Northampton born Whispering Bob Harris  (BBC Radio 2 presenter and host of the much acclaimed Old Grey Whistle Test, pictured) and on TraversTV (www.traverstv.live).

Registration is now open at (www.traversrisingstars.com) which must include an unedited video no longer than ten minutes which will be reviewed by the judging panel and the best will go forward to a LIVE FINAL in August in Leicester.

This competition is arranged by The Travers Foundation, a local volunteer-run charity. They make a real difference through giving financial support to local 13 to 30-year-olds in the region to help them realise their dreams in sport, music, and the arts.

Kieran Forsey, Trustee of The Travers Foundation and Chairman of Travers Rising Stars said: “Travers Rising Stars was launched last year to give local musicians a chance to secure a slot at a local festival. We were delighted at the standard of the entries, and it was a tough job reducing the initial 27 entries to the finalists and then to the ultimate very worthy winner Nick Hart.

“This year’s auditions will be in the form of an unedited video no longer than ten minutes which will be reviewed by the Judging panel. The best entries will go forward to a LIVE FINAL in August 2022 on our own competition Stage at Glastonblaby 2022. After announcing the winner, they will be invited to perform on the main festival stage.”

Those keen to make their break in the local music scene can register their interest and submit their video now at www.traversrisingstars.com to secure a place. Closing date for registrations is 31 May 2022.