T in the Park: search for the best unsigned talent kicks off with T Break

T in the Park’s hunt for fresh, unsigned talent kicks off today, with the launch of T Break 2012.

Tennent’s Lager is offering 16 of the best unsigned acts in Scotland will get the rare chance to land a coveted slot on the T Break Stage at this year’s annual music festival in Balado, kick-starting their career in way like no other.

Bands and solo artists are now being invited to submit their demos to be in with a chance of winning the unique opportunity to perform in front of the legendary T in the Park crowds.

T Break can become a stepping stone to major recognition for act - for example Snow Patrol, this year’s headliners, made their T in the Park debut on the T Break stage, back in 1997 under the name Polar Bear.

Dave McGeachan from T Break partners DF Concerts, who sits on the judging panel, explained a bit more about T Break. He said: “Over the last few years T Break has been a launch pad for some of the best new Scottish artists of the moment. For example, 2010 gave us French Wives, The Ray Summers, Three Blind Wolves, The Draymin and Kobi Onyame with 2011 delivering just as many exciting new acts in the shape of The LaFontaines, United Fruit, Fatherson, Discopolis and PAWS.

”T Break is a great opportunity for any unsigned artist, and we can’t wait to hear from this year’s entrants.”

George Kyle, the head of sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager, also said: “We were blown away by the calibre of the T Break entries in 2011, and received well over 1000 demos. Scotland’s grassroots music scene is clearly thriving, and Tennent’s is honoured to be able to support this through T Break.

”We’re very much looking forward to hearing what T Break 2012 has to offer, and to discovering exciting new music by Scottish unsigned talent.”
Musicians will be judged by 14 of Scotland’s most influential industry players including bookers, promoters and members of the media, who will decide on the final 16 acts who will go on to play the T Break stage over the weekend of July 6-8 this year.

From today (March 5), bands and solo artists should submit their demos of original music, of any genre, to be in with a chance of playing T Break – and sharing the stage with the likes of The Stone Roses, Snow Patrol and Kasabian.

Entrants must be over 18, live in Scotland, and must be currently unsigned. Full details are available from www.facebook.com/TennentsTBreak and www.tennents.com/tbreak. Demos must be submitted before the deadline of Monday April 2.


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