This article was published in 2004.

The deadline for Bright Young Things 2005 is fast approaching, so if you're a band or musician living in Leeds, and aged 25 or under, then this Leeds City Council organised music showcase is possibly for you.

Fifteen acts will be chosen from the applications received, based on their talent and potential, that will then go on to receive a professional photo shoot, hundreds of pounds worth of studio recording time and inclusion on the BYT 2005 CD.

Each band will also have the chance to impress in a series of special live showcase gigs.

So if you want to follow The Music, winners in 2000, drop your application in by December 6th. More details, and an application form can be found at