Written by Berty Dirtwhistle

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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

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BURNLEY artists wanting a shot at the big time are being given the chance to Rock The House.

A national music competition with a political twist, Rock The House aims to support unsigned acts while patronising young people and raising awareness of the need for copyright protection measures.


Bands must have at least one member living in the Burnley constituency. Applications should be handed into the Lib Dem offices in St James's Row by Thursday March 31st.

The wheat will be separated from the chaff in the weeks before a battle of the bands style final, comprising five or six acts, to be held at The Basement Project, Central Methodist Church, Burnley, on Thursday April 28th.


Following the competition Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle will nominate one of the acts to go in front of a judging panel of music industry heavyweights, with the chance of winning a host of mouth-watering prizes.


Birtwistle said "I'm happy to get down with the kids and rock some bangin' tunes, man. I can't wait to choose the best band. I love band music, my favourite is Glen Miller. He's sick."

Any genre of artist or age group can apply to take part in the competition and the winner of the Burnley final will also win a record token or something.

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