This article was published in 2013.

With the first raft of live bands revealed (see Primal Scream, The Cribs and The Wonder Stuff confirmed for Bingley Music Live) the search is now on for unsigned artists to come and be part of this year's exciting festival. The newly launched Emerging Talent Competition is a fantastic opportunity for you to perform in front of the awesome Bingley Music Live audience.

The competition demonstrates Bingley Music Live's ongoing commitment to supporting undiscovered, home-grown bands from around the UK by offering the chance to compete for a main stage and second stage slot at this year's festival.

Acts from any musical genre are welcome to enter, so whether you're a budding Palma Violets or a blossoming Gabrielle Aplin festival organisers want to hear from you.

Applications will be whittled down to a shortlist of 8 artists/bands that will perform in front of a panel of judges at the live final on 31st May 2013 where 4 lucky entrants will be selected to showcase their talents at this year's festival.

To enter, acts must download an application form here or request an application form from info [ at ]

Complete and return the form no later than 5pm on Friday, 26th April.

Three-day weekend tickets are currently available for £45 (+ booking fee) via Yorkshire Gig Tickets.