This article was published in 2011.
The line up for the Centre Stage 2011 competition has been announced today with over 35 bands from local secondary schools and colleges set to battle it out for a place at Leeds 2011.
The Martin House fundraising initiative was conceived last year and seeks to raise over £150,000 in three years for Martin House Children's Hospice, as well as to give young, talented musicians the chance to live their dream and perform at the world famous Leeds & Reading Festivals.
Last year's winners were Penguin, who had an amazing experience playing the Reading and Leeds festivals.
The Heats promise to be as exciting as ever this year. The dates have been released and they will be running from 4-7th April 2011 at the Irish Centre in Leeds.
The Final will be held on the 19th July at the O2 Academy Leeds, with the overall winners appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011.
The line ups are:
Monday, April 4 - THE RESPONSE, EIGHTEEN YARDS, BRONTE THOMPSON, THE ROGUE HEARTS, SEND IN THE DOGS, VINYL PARTY, TRAFFIC WIRE, METROGNOMES, and SPRAYED ACES.
Tuesday, April 5 - SHARP DARTS, MATTHEW O'CONNOR, THE CLIFFHANGERS, CROOKED TONGUES, FROZEN FLAME, WE WEAR TOGAS, AT DEATH'S DOOR, THE SURGEONS, and KATIE RICHARDSON.
Wednesday, April 6 - RADIOSCIENCE, NEVE, ALEX MACKENZIE, YOU HAD ME AT HELLO, THE ARTISTS, THE RIATINES, LAST CALL, QUENTIN'S BASEMENT, and TOTAL OBSESSION.
Thursday, April 7 - THE GONZOS, MUTATION, THE TABBS, THE SCANDALS, POACHING FOR MAMMOTHS, FRET BUZZ, THE FUSS, MOTHER OF THE GOLD, and CARBON PARTY.
Doors open at 6pm, and first bands are on stage at 7pm. Entry to the heats costs £4, or £2 for concessions.