Local talent shines on the mic!



Rosie Arnfield from Glossop has made it through to the Regional Finals of the prestigious Open Mic UK music competition and will now be performing at the next stage hoping to make it through to the Grand Final at The O2 in London. 


Sunday 6th October 2:15pm - University of Salford Get Tickets


Open Mic UK 2019 is the biggest search for unsigned talent in the UK. Auditions are held all over the country every year in search for the UK’s best singers, singer-songwriters, rappers and vocalists of all genres performing either covers or their own original material. 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company who have discovered some of the best new talent and propelled them to the big stage, working with Thames TV, Sony and Universal. 

Acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels include; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley, Voice 2019 winner Molly Hocking amongst many more…

Thousands of hopefuls entered Open Mic UK nationwide and hundreds of auditioned on the day to impress the judges. Those who made it through the audition stage will now take part in a live head-to-head battle alongside the best talent in their region, performing in front of hundreds of audience members and a music industry judging panel in their bid to win a place at the National Grand Final.

Events Coordinator and Head of Future Music Chris Grayston said; 

“Every year that we hold this competition the bar is raised and the quality gets higher and higher. For promising singers, song-writers, rappers and vocalists, Open Mic UK provides a real opportunity to open the door to a music career by showcasing their talent to music industry professionals and audiences across the country”

The competition is divided into age categories – Under 18 and 18 and over. All types of singers, vocal performers, groups and acoustic singer-songwriters are invited to enter, all hoping to make it to that prestigious Grand Final at The O2. 

Previous judges for Future Music competitions include DJs that work for BBC Radio 1, such as Ras Kwame, Daniel P Carter and Annie Nightingale MBE. Last year’s competition included judges who work for the three major record labels – Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group alongside Judges who work as festival organisers and at BBC Introducing.
For more information go to the website www.openmicuk.co.uk, or better still come down and support your local talent performing! 

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