Want to rock Glastonbury 2010?

If the headline sounds rather tempting then the RockStar 09 competition could well be for you. The competition, to find hot new unsigned talent offers the winning band the opportunity to be the first confirmed act for Glastonbury 2010 plus recording time at peter Gabriel's famous Real World Studios.

As well as looking forward to performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival last year's winning band, Major Major also supported Franz Ferdinand and the Ting Tings in front of 4,000 people at the legendary Pilton Equinox Party last September, as well as spending time at Real World Studios.

Conor Clarke, Major Major's front man, said: "It's amazing to be the first band confirmed for Glastonbury next year. The RockStar gigs were immense and the competition has, put simply, changed our lives - there's absolutely no question of that."

This year's competition, RockStar '09, is open to any and all unsigned bands/performers and will take place in the legendary village of Pilton, the home of the festival and the spiritual home of many of the greatest music legends. It all kicks off after 24 bands have been selected by an experienced panel of judges to take part in the live heats. These heats will take place over two weekends: the first set over the 31 July and 1 August, with the second on the 14 and 15 later the same month. All heats will take place at the legendary Pilton Working Men's Club, with acts competing to get through to the live final (date, to be confirmed).

A spokesperson for Real World studios added: "We are eager to hear and see some of the undiscovered rock talent the UK has to offer in 2009. We were thrilled to be so heavily involved in RockStar 08, the standard of the finalists was phenomenal, and this year? …Well, let's just say we're all very excited!"

The competition is open to all, bands, solo artists, young and old, the only criteria is to be unsigned. Entries must be in before the closing date on Monday the 16 March 2009.

To enter bands and artists must download and complete the entry form, available at www.rockstarbands.co.uk and send a clear recording, of no less than two tracks, of themselves/their band playing to:

RockStar Bands, PO Box 4249, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8UU.

Further information and terms and conditions can also be found on the PDF form or you can email info@rockstarbands.com with any additional questions.

Chris Barnes

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