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See UK's best young musicians at Royal Albert Hall in November!

Are you a great band?
Come and take a headlining slot on our main stage, make the crowd go wild, and take the winners crown!
With the support of Square 1 Studios, the winning band will get the chance to record one of their songs in a professional recording studio and film a music video. There will also be an opportunity for additional mentoring, support and guidance including links to the industry.
We are looking for exciting young bands (aged 0-26 years) to take part in the battle.
Closing date for entries: Sunday 7th July 2013. Bands must be available Wednesday 24th July 2013
To enter or get more information email:

The Musical Inclusion programme aims to improve the opportunities for young people in challenging circumstances in Northamptonshire to access and progress with high quality music making.

Carnival Beats is a vibrant programme of activity based in Stockton-on-Tees - home of the North East's largest community carnival. Activity will include music workshops for young people, professional development for music leaders and the creation of a junior carnival band to keep the carnival rhythms playing all year round!

Increasing aspirations in Jazz amongst girls and young women by nurturing young inspirational female jazz leadership role models and developing advocacy resources for promoting gender equality in jazz. Widening the reach of NYJC's jazz education activities by offering inspirational online resources in jazz education via the website and youtube channel.