Are You Legenderry? Enter City of Culture Talent Contest

Amateur singers, dancers and entertainers are invited to enter UK City of Culture 2013 talent competition

To mark Derry~Londonderry’s appointment as the first UK City of Culture, Culture Company are looking for new and upcoming Irish talent to become an important part of the celebrations through their Are You Legenderry? competition.

Culture Company invite budding performers to send in their video clips – whether they can sing, dance or impress with an extraordinary performance – to be in with a chance of winning an all-inclusive trip to Derry~Londonderry to perform on stage in front of thousands at one of their highlight events, Music City.

Visit the Are You Legenderry? website to enter, and don’t forget to use our Twitter hashtag #areyoulegenderry to see what everyone’s talking about. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 31 and it’s so easy to enter – just fill in a couple of details and submit a YouTube link.

The winner will be chosen by an acclaimed figure from the music industry and will receive a trip to Derry~Londonderry (including travel and accommodation), where they will also get to perform on stage at Music City, a one-day festival taking place on Friday, June 21.

Thousands of musicians from all genres, amateur and professional, will take to the stage and the streets for hundreds of free musical performances in squares, neighbourhoods, venues, churches, offices and workplaces on the longest day of the year. The Buena Vista Social Club will be headlining the event, while the Sky Orchestra will also be a key attraction with hot air balloons playing music through the sky.

As well as the online competition, UK City of Culture has been taking the talent search on the road and inviting residents to come down to perform for the cameras at selected cities across the UK and Republic of Ireland. All of the entries are then uploaded on to the website and automatically enter the competition.

Shona McCarthy, chief executive of the Culture Company 2013, said: 'The roadshow is already proving to be a huge success and it’s been great to see so many brilliant acts take part and give performing a go.

'As the first UK City of Culture, we know a thing or two about putting on a good show, but now we want to invite the rest of Ireland to prove their own individual talent and join our celebrations. And with such an exciting prize it really is an opportunity not to be missed.'

Visit the You Are Legenderry? website for more information and to watch videos already posted. See a submission from Worry Dolls below.

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