Better get your demo ready

The best unsigned bands from the Midlands and North will get the chance to play at this year’s Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival.

Following the success of the Unsigned Stage at last year’s event, festival organisers Mean Fiddler have announce details of how bands can apply to win a place performing before 70,000 fans on the Topman Unsigned Stage at Bramham Park this summer.

The chosen bands will be selected from demos. They can be handed in on CD format at the following selected Topman stores from June 19:

Glasgow (Argyle Street)

Newcastle (Eldon Square)

Leeds (Briggate)

Sheffield (Fargate)

Liverpool (Church Street)

Manchester (Arndale Centre)

Nottingham (Victoria Centre)

Birmingham (Bullring)

Deadline for all entries is June 30 and selection will be announced July 17.

This year’s sold-out event takes place over the weekend of August 25-27, and is headlined by Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Pearl Jam, Primal Scream, The Raconteurs and Maximo Park.