Sunrise Celebration 2012: Freedom Sounds Band and DJ Competition

•              Only six weeks to gountil Sunrise Celebration Festival 2012!

•              Sunrise alongside Freedom Brewery are launching the music competition of the summer on 10th May

•              Sunrise Freedom Soundswill run from 10th May – 10th June

Sunrise festival is fast approaching and with only 6 weeks to go and tickets sales beating all records the sun looks set to rise over a wicked solstice festival.Taking place in the beautiful Somerset hills, the festival, which has moved its dates to 21st-24th June has been described as the perfect alternative to a summer with no Glastonbury:

“Anyone looking for a festival to fill the Glastonbury-shaped hole left by Michael Eavis’s decision to let his land lie fallow and lend his loos to London in 2012 need look no further than nearby Bruton, in Somerset”, said Steve Hawkes, BBC News Online.

With everything up and running and preparations moving at a breakneck speed the Sunrise team has decided to put their energy into creating a festival music competition that’s sure to take the country by storm. The competition will be run in conjunction with Freedom Brewery, one of the UK’s only handcrafted organic lager producers and firm friends of Sunrise since 2009.

The Sunrise Freedom Sounds comp will run for the next month and aims to find, and give a platform to, new up and coming bands and DJ’s. With a large portion ofthe great music around today having their roots planted firmly in the festival circuit this is a perfect opportunity to shine for anyone interested in taking that first step to notoriety. Aspiring music talent will have the chance to raise their profiles and have a coveted spot at one of the UK’s leading festivals.

There are 2 separate categories; firstly, the Bands, who will win a slot on the outdoor Sunrise Main Stage and secondly, the DJs who will win the chance to play a set on the Sunrise Solar Dance stage. All entrants have to do is upload a track to the Sunrise Soundcloud competition group and can find out more details on how through the Sunrise website: www.sunrisecelebration.com/freedomsounds

The public can then vote via Facebook/Soundcloud on their favourite entrants by commenting on and liking a particular band or DJ. 10 finalists of each will be picked in accordance to the public opinion, and the winner chosen by a select panel of judges from Sunrise, Freedom and the music world. Other prizes will include Soundcloud pro accounts, a night out at Sunrise backstage sponsored by Freedom Brewery and the chance to meet some music industry greats at Sunrise.

Headlining Sunrise for 2012 is: The Imagined Village Band, Gaudi, The Egg, Warsaw Village Band, Mungo’s Hi Fi Ft. Soom T & Mr Williamz, Hidden Orchestra, Dizraeli and The Small Gods, Banco De Gaia, Benji Vaughan (Younger Brother/ Twisted), Yes Sir Boss,Laid Blak, The Destroyers, Sheelanagig, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Pronghorn, King Porter Stomp, Resonators, Master Blasters, Carny Villains…..plus much much more.

Tickets still available from the Sunrisewebsite: www.sunrisecelebration.com

Adults £115 + BF, Children £25, Teens £75 and Student and Family discounts available.

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