Emerging Talent Heats revealed

An overwhelming number of acts have thrown their hats in the ring to battle for the chance to perform live on stage at Bingley Music Live 2016.

The annual Emerging Talent Competition, which sees artists and bands from across the north of England compete for a place at the Bradford Council-run festival, on 2, 3, 4 September, has attracted 95 applications.

The Exchange arts venue in Keighley and festival organisers have whittled the 95 down to a shortlist of 24, which have been drawn into four heats, to compete for the much-coveted opportunity.

Check out the bands in the heats here

One act from each of the heats will be selected to go through to the final on Friday, 27 May. These four will be joined by another four acts selected from across all the heats. A judging panel will select four winning acts, from the eight finalists, to appear on stage at Bingley Music Live.

Each of the heats start at 7pm at The Exchange in Keighley and entry is free if people want to come along and offer support.