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Craven Emerging - a fantastic opportunity for young local bands

Craven Emerging is a brand new music event for young people at Skipton Town Hall - offering new bands the chance to showcase their talents.

Band crowd

The new event run by Craven District Council offers an amazing opportunity for Craven's local emerging bands to perform right in the heart of Skipton.

The band application entry is free and organisers hope the event will attract a large crowd and possibly record label representatives.

Councillor Simon Myers, Craven District Council's lead member for Enterprising Craven, said: "This is a great opportunity for young bands to showcase their talents in front of an audience in a big venue.

"We know there is an extraordinary amount of musical talent within the district and look forward to seeing it on display. This event really could put young musicians on the road to stardom in the future."

The majority of the band members must be aged under the age of 30 to enter. Music must fit within the following categories or be a form of hybrid of the categories: indie/alternative, punk, rock, grunge.

The band must also be flexible on March 24, 2016 for sound checks and a run through during the afternoon and evening. They must also be unsigned and not associated with any record labels, and must be able to send links to their music and/or send links to upcoming gigs with dates and times.

The application deadline is Friday February 26, 2016.

To apply, go to www.cravendc.gov.uk/cravenemerging where you can either complete an online form or download a form and email it to bsculpher@cravendc.gov.uk

If you're not a musician but are interested in attending Craven Emerging, it will be held at Skipton Town Hall on Thursday 24th March. Doors open at 7.00pm and the last act finishes at 11.00pm.

Tickets are £5.00 and available from the Tourist Information Centre located at the Town Hall or you can book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cravenemerging

There will be a bar for over 18s and soft drinks available.

For any additional information please contact Bethany Sculpher: arts@cravendc.gov.uk, Tel: 01756 706342.