Chinese band Nao won a slot to perform at Sunburst 09. Now you can win a slot to perform at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Fest in Singapore. The event’s Worldwide Festival Talent Search is open to both solo artists and bands, signed and unsigned, from across the Asia-Pacific region. Malaysian bands, that means YOU! The winner will be flown into Singapore to perform at Worldwide Festival Singapore’s Beach Weekender on the 9th/10th May. The closing date is Thursday 30 April, so get bizzee!
According to the festival website, the objective of Worldwide Festival Talent Search is to discover original and ground-breaking artists, and in staying true to the spirit of the WF music policy and Gilles’ passion for eclectic music, “the search spans across many genres: progressive rock, folk, samba, soul, jazz, funk, latin, Afro beat, electronica, techno, house, electro, hip hop, dub, reggae, drum & bass, r&b, breaks, neo soul, new jazz, dubstep and everything else in between the lines of quality music.”
Entries will be voted on by the public up until 30 April, and a shortlist of the Top 10 most highly rated acts by the public will be presented to a panel of top music industry experts led by Gilles Peterson on May 1 before the final winner is announced on May 5.
There are some pretty stringent requirements for entry. Full details are available at www.festivalsg.org/worldwidefestival/?page_id=11 with terms and conditions at www.festivalsg.org/worldwidefestival/?page_id=301, but best note: you have to be over 16 years old and be from the Asia-Pacific region (which includes Australia and New Zealand), and you must own an online artist profile on MySpace.com.
Music entries for judging consideration can consist of up to 4 tracks but must not exceed 10 minutes in total and must be your own original work. Most importantly:Â Cover versions or music demo containing samples of music and lyrics will not be considered. And the promoter reserves the right to disqualify contestants if your music contains any words or lyrics which are potentially offensive, or are in any way derogatory about the Worldwide Festival or Festival SG. Ben, guess that means you….
Get your entry forms and find out more at www.festivalsg.org/worldwidefestival.