Open Mic UK, a music competition for unsigned acts, is now open for this year’s round of auditions in Manchester.
All types of singers, songwriters, rappers and vocal groups of all ages are encouraged to enter.
The music competition attracts over 10,000 unsigned acts every year across the country and previous winners include Birdy winner of Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist, X Factor Contestant Lucy Spraggan, Union J band member, Jaymi Hensley, and Country singing star Megan McKenna.
The winner of Open Mic UK will get the chance to record their debut album and music video plus benefit from extensive media promotion.
Acts can perform either covers or original materials from any genre and those that are successful in the audition go through to a regional final with the winner progressing to the Open Mic UK National Grand Final which will be held at London’s Indigo at The O2.
The auditions are taking place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Media City UK, University of Salford, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE. The auditions will be held from 4:30pm until 7pm and those wishing to perform will need to register at Open Mic UK for £5. Categories are divided into under 16s, 16-20, 21 and over, and songwriters.