This article was published in 2015.

Saturday 24th October sees the return of Battle of the Bands at The Light, Leeds. This is an opportunity to win great prizes and feature on Radio Aire.

The search is on for Leeds' top new musical talent as The Light and Radio Aire launch Battle of the Bands.

Now in its second year, Battle of the Bands allows budding musicians, the chance to take centre stage by uploading a short audition video on Radio Aire's website.

Five lucky finalists are in the process of being shortlisted and will be given the opportunity to play at a final showcase at The Light on Saturday 24 October hosted by Radio Aire's new breakfast DJs Stu and Kelly. The judging panel will include representatives from The Light, Music Room and Leeds Student Radio

The winning band will be given the opportunity of a lifetime, to play a VIP event at Leeds First Direct Arena with Radio Aire on 16 November. The prize package also includes £1,000 cash, coverage on Radio Aire's Home Run gig tickets and an electric guitar courtesy of Music Room and £100 to spend at Frankie and Benny's.

Stephanie James, Marketing Manager at The Light, said: "Battle of the Bands was a huge success when we launched it last year and we had some fantastic entries. We're expecting this year to be even bigger and better, especially given the incredible prize package. If you think you have what it takes, enter now."

Everyone is invited to watch the final showcase on Saturday 24 October. The event is free of charge.