THE LONDON INTL SKA FESTIVAL 2012 BAND COMPETITION Today see's the launch of The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition. We will be giving one lucky band or solo artist, from anywhere in the world the chance to perform at next years festival. 2011's relaunch of the festival, which included Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, Dave & Ansell Collins, Owen Grey, Rico, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Lynval Golding (The Specials) & many more was such a resounding success that we're now making it an annual event. A big part of the festival is to introduce new artists and we'd like the public to help us choose one act. How to enter The London Intl Ska Festival 2012 Band Competition is open to any Ska inspired band or solo artist from anywhere in the world. All you have to do to enter is email your band name to enquiries@rockersrevolt.com with a weblink to your music (myspace/facebook/youtube/soundcloud). Please put '2012 Band Competition' in the subject line. All entries must be from the band/management themselves and be submitted by 31st August 2011. 20 bands will then be shortlisted and posted online for the public to vote for their favourite. Voting will take place between 1st September 2011 - 30th November 2011. The band with the most votes will win. The Prize The winning prize will be an opening slot on at The London Intl Ska Festival 2012, with all travel/hotel expenses paid. The festival takes place 3rd - 6th May 2012 across Shepards Bush Empire, Brixton Academy, & Islington Academy. 2012's line up promises 40 acts including Jamaican legends, an incredible 2 Tone Revue, world exclusives, plus acts from 15 countries. First acts announced are: Neol Davies aka The Selecter, Hotknives (original line up), Los Granadians (Spain), plus DJs Andy Smith, Count Skylarkin & Mark Barrett (Pressure Drop). More to be announced next week. A limited supply of earlybird/discounted tickets are available online now at www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk