This article was published in 2005.

Applications for Futuresound 2005, the annual event that provides West Yorkshire's bands and musicians with the opportunity to appear at Leeds Carling Weekend Festival, are now being accepted. The "battle of the bands" event also provides the winner with free music equipment and two all expenses paid studio sessions.

Gigs will take place at the Cockpit venue in the summer, with music industry judges and an audience vote deciding upon the top six bands who will strut their stuff on stage with other top acts at Leeds Festival 2005.

The deadline for the competition is Friday 22nd April - application form.