Oct 20 2008 By Gavin McInally
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and Winterfest Glasgow are excited to announce an incredible opportunity for unsigned Scottish talent this festive period - ‘The Road To Hogmanay,’
The ‘Road To Hogmanay’ is a chance for bands and musicians to end 2008 on a massive high by kicking off the legendary Glasgow's Hogmanay event at George Square in front of a crowd of 15,000 people or playing the ultimate intimate party as part of King Tuts Wah Wah Hut’s Hogmanay celebrations.
This new initiative launches Wednesday 15th October. To be in with a chance of playing, bands and musicians submit through www.kingtuts.co.uk/roadtohogmanay. Closing date for submissions - 5th November.
All submissions will be listened to by an expert panel of music and media industry delegates, who will shortlist acts to perform at one of three showcase slots at The Big Stage on George Square on Thursday 27th November, Thursday 4th and 11th December.
The public will then be asked to vote online for the act they think deserves the opening slot at George Square and the public’s second favourite will take to the stage at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St. Vincent Street on Hogmanay!
Geoff Ellis, DF Concerts "This is a tremendous opportunity for Scottish bands to gain amazing exposure in front of a world renowned Scottish audience and to really kick off the New Year in style. As support for live music in Scotland continues to grow, this is a unique chance for Scottish music lovers to support the talents of local musicians at the showcases and on Hogmanay itself."
"The standard of unsigned music we hear every month at Your Sound, King Tuts’ unsigned initiative, is extremely high and we look forward to giving some more acts the chance to show what they can do on such a massive stage."
Colin Hartley, Events Manager for Winterfest Glasgow, said: "The city is certainly rocking for the next few months as George Square is transformed into an open air entertainment space."
"Over the years Glasgow's Hogmanay has showcased the very best in Scottish talent and I'm sure that we will discover the next big thing as this competition heats up. Sharing a stage with Paolo Nutini is a pretty good way to ring in the bells."