Home-grown talent’s opportunity to shine

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A music battle in the North-east has been launched for two coveted places in the line-up of this summer’s biggest open-air music concert in the region.

The team behind Fyvie Live 2012, with the help from the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), are on the look-out for the best home-grown talent to join the spectacular line up for the summer event which will see two winning acts perform live in front of an audience of over 6,500 people on Saturday, 4th August at Fyvie Castle.

Budding musicians are being asked to apply for the Battle for Fyvie contest which will be taking place on Sunday, June 10 at the AECC.

The Battle will see eight artists invited to perform in front of a panel of judges for their chance to be part of Fyvie Live 2012, in aid of Aberdeen-based, cancer charity Friends of ANCHOR.

Sarah-Jane Milne, PR and fundraising manager at Friends of ANCHOR, said: “Following Fyvie Live 2011, we were inundated with requests from performers wanting the opportunity to showcase their talent on the Fyvie Live stage. We wanted to ensure everyone had an equal chance of getting their opportunity in the limelight and thought the ‘battle’ was the best way to do it.”

Just last month the headline act for Fyvie Live 2012 was announced – chart-topper Sophie Ellis Bextor.

The line-up will also include live performances from Scottish supergroup Breabach, Scotland’s must-loved covers band, Bogus Brothers and up-and-coming star Stephen Innes. The two winners for Battle for Fyvie – one solo artist and one band – will join the spectacular line up for the North-east’s biggest summer party in aid of cancer and haematology patients throughout the region.

Entries for Battle for Fyvie are now open and will close on Thursday, May 24 at 1pm.

Entrants must be over 16 and applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.fyvie-live.co.uk/battle-for-fyvie. Alternatively for further information contact Sarah-Jane Milne on 01224 859153.