The Surface Festival is a European-wide music event in aid of discovering and promoting new talent.
Surface Festival 12 is working in association with Zimbalam, Marshall, Ents24.com, Last.FM, Ashdown, Planet Waves, D’Addario, PMT,Â Tama, Zildjian, Univibe, Dominic Nicholls Photography, Guitar Nation, Ibanez, CheckMineOut, Band SEO, Quite Great P.R., Ritter, Sziget Fest, Jumbocruiser and Gig the Nation to develop alternative ways for band and artists to gainÂ exposure and develop their fan base.
The Festival consists of four stages in which the search is on for 21 bands to play at the International Showcase which will bring together talent from acrossÂ the UK and Europe. The International Showcase will be held on the 1st October at the Indigo2 based inside the O2 arena in London. The bands will perform in front of a panel of music industry experts headed up by JonÂ Brookes founder of the Charlatans. As well as an industry showcase, sponsors will award the best bands with Tour Dates, Festival slots, Recording and Production Deals, Professional Photo and Video Shoots, Musical Equipment, Endorsements and much more. The prizes for 2011 are in excess of Â£100,000.
For further information, including the dates, venues and bands competing in each region, please see www.surfacefestival.com