It has been an interesting few weeks at the site as we have waited with nervous anticipation to see which local bands and musicians would enter this year’s iteration of our Kickstart competition. We have been absolutely astounded by the quality and quantity of entries and would like to thank you all for taking the time to send us your music. We will be spending the next few days whittling all the entries down to a shortlist of twenty, before all you lovely people get a say. I can tell you now, we definitely have our work cut out.
So as none of you, our dear readers feel left out here is a treat for you; In our initial announcement we stated that the final hurdle in this year’s competition would be a live showcase gig and tonight we can confirm the first details. I am pleased to announce that our final five musicians or bands will play a special showcase gig in the Speakeasy Bar in Belfast on Thursday 13th March 2014. The gig will take place in association with our friends at Queen’s Radio & local music stalwarts Radar.
Stick that date in your diaries, it is going to be a scorcher. But until then keep your eyes peeled to the site as we will be announcing the top twenty entries from our competition this Friday (14th February 2014). The voting process will then open where you can decide who will play at the final showcase!