This article was published in 2011.

The winners for the annual Futuresound competition were announced today after last night's 11th and final heat of the summer.

The winners were revealed hourly online this afternoon, from noon until 4pm, with the overall winner revealed at 5pm.

The first band revealed was Circles, followed by Simon Pollard Band, Heart-Ships, Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles, and Castrovalva. These five bands will be appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at both Leeds and Reading festival sites in August.

The overall winner was announced as The Coopers, who will appear on the Festival Republic Stage at both sites.

Earlier this week The Mexanines secured a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage after winning the Centre Stage 2011 competition at the O2 Academy Leeds.