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For further information on the Surface Unsigned Festival please visit our website http:// www.surfaceunsigned.co.uk
The Surface Unsigned website has now been fully updated with information about the 2009 Surface Unsigned Festival and the brand new online Surface Unsigned TV site.
We are now in the process of vetting applications for the Surface Unsigned Festival 2009. Events will be held in 16 cities across the UK, involving over 2000 bands and 650 nights of live music. If you are interested in applying to the 2009 festival please visit our website www.surfaceunsigned.co.uk where you can fill out an online application form. Due to the very high amounts of applications we receive each year, we strongly advise that your application form for the 2009 Festival reaches us by 31st December 2008.
In 2009 events will be held in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh), the Northwest (Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds), the Midlands (Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Nottingham), Avon (Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham), South Wales (Cardiff, Swansea), the Southeast (London, Reading, Brighton) and the South (Southampton, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight) making it the largest event of its kind and a major event in the unsigned music calendar.
The Surface Unsigned Festival is the only national live music event that brings unsigned bands and artists to the attention of all aspects of the music industry. Surface Unsigned is a festival of new music held throughout the country in aid of discovering and promoting new talent.
Surface Unsigned has teamed up with some of the largest names in the industry to develop alternative ways for bands to gain exposure, develop their fan base and attain success. We are working in association with Marshall, Kerrang, Zildjian, Tama, Evans, Planet Waves, Ashdown, D’addario, PMT, Univibe Audio, Music Live and Oxjam. In 2009 Surface Unsigned and our sponsors are on hand to provide industry showcases, recording and production deals, professional photo shoots, £30K in cash and endorsements and much more. The band of the festival will receive £5,000 cash.