20 February 2013
Eastbourne is delighted to welcome back Eastbourne Extreme to the seafront this year and there is a chance for local bands to grab a thirty minute slot at the exciting two day event.
Eastbourne’s popular extreme sports festival returns to the eastern seafront from 13 and 14 July and attracting a strong youth audience, organisers are on the look out for the best bands to perform at the two day event.
Eastbourne Extreme is one of the biggest free extreme sports festivals in the UK and it will kick off the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend. There is a great line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits and it’s all free to take part or just watch on Eastbourne seafront.
Last year’s event saw the music stage to be a huge success so this year, Eastbourne Borough Council has teamed up with ‘Sound and Motion Magazine’ to put together a weekend of music featuring some of the best acts the region has to offer. Bands have the opportunity to play a thirty minute set on the stage at the event surrounded by skateboarders, windsurfers and BMXers.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism & Leisure, Cllr Carolyn Heaps said “Eastbourne Extreme is a fantastic event that attracts many visitors every year and the music stage coincides with that. Having the chance to play on the stage is a brilliant opportunity for local bands to show off their talent at the famous two day event.”
In total sixteen acts will be needed so organisers are inviting bands to submit one of their finest tracks to ‘Sound and Motion’s’ soundcloud account for a chance to perform at an event that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Sound And Motion Magazine spokesperson, Andrew Nicholls said “Eastbourne and its surrounding areas have a lot of really talented bands that certainly don't get the attention they deserve. The Extreme Stage will give a selection of those bands the opportunity to play before a large and appreciative audience. There's a lot of talent to be found here and we really want the people of Eastbourne, and those visiting for the day, to have a chance to experience the best of it.”
Bands must be available on 13 and 14 July, They must have enough material to fill a thirty minute slot and must be willing to edit material to be family friendly. The final selections, and the way in which winners will be chosen will be announced in the near future. For now entrants can submit their music and carry on practising.