This article was published in 2015.

The Centre Stage 2015 Heats will take place at the Belgrave Music Hall on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th April.

The event sees young, aspiring, local acts competing for a place on the line-up for the Reading and Leeds Festivals 2015.

The bands competing this year are:

1. Mallrats
2. Mesmer
3. Atlanta House
4. Jess Huxham
5. Lone Guns
6. Huw Eddy
7. Taxi for Bob
8. Bethany Butler
9. Porl Whos
10. Rafiki
11. Encranium
12. The Velveteens
13. Lewis Crossley & Harri Pitches
14. Blyss
15. Sugar Fury
16. Osea

The annual competition, which continues to receive involvement and support from Yorkshire bands Embrace, Pigeon Detectives, The Cribs and Pulled Apart by Horses, is open young bands and soloists of any genre.

Over the years Centre Stage has proved an invaluable link to the local music industry, especially those supportive of unsigned, young artists. It has provided connections and opportunities for many contenders, including those with BBC Introducing and M.A.S. Records.

2012 finalists Carnabells played last summer's Glastonbury Festival and previous winners, and contenders, have taken to the road and supported both The Pigeon Detectives and Embrace.

The final will take place on Wednesday 22nd July at O2 Academy Leeds.