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The TBreak stage for new Scottish music at T in The Park is now open for submissions.
This stage has hosted some legendary performances over the years including Biffy Clyro making their T in the Park debut in 2000 and the rest, as they say, is history.
T in the Park celebrates its 20th birthday this year and features a wide range of music acts from the headliners Mumford and Sons, Rihanna and The Killers to Stereophonics, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and Daughter amongst many others.
T Break is open to musicians of all genres and each year attracts talented acts from across the musical spectrum.
To get involved entrants must be 18 or over, live in Scotland, and must be currently unsigned – full details on how to submit demos is available on facebook.com/TennentsTBreak and tennents.com/tbreak and entries must be submitted before the deadline of midnight on Friday, March 29.
Tennent’s will announce the T Break Stage line-up in May.
•On Monday I went to the press launch of a ‘Taste of Eden’ at Ayr Town Hall.
In a partnership between South Ayrshire Council and the Eden Festival, the Taste of Eden event will serve as a showcase experience for the upcoming Eden Festival running 7th-9th June which is based in Ae Forest, Dumfries and Galloway.
Performing at the Taste of Eden event will be Bombskare, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five, Swanks & Jams as well as a wide range of eclectic performances from Can Can dancers to hula-hoop spinners and burlesque performers.
Production manager of the festival, Meredith Langley Vine, said: “We want to give something back to the people of Ayrshire by staging our ‘Taste of Eden Club Night’ in Ayr Town Hall.
“It’s such an amazing venue and suits the quirky artistic nature of our organisation and followers.”
I also caught up with Ayr town Councillor Bill Grant, who said: “It will be really exciting to see the Taste of Eden Club night bring that festival atmosphere indoors.
“We’re introducing something different for the town and hopefully it will be the start of more of the same, boosting the arts and culture events open to residents and visitors alike.
“The Taste of Eden Club Night offers something for everyone over the age of 18 and I’m sure it will prove to be a great success.”
Sid Ambrose, PR director for Eden, added: “It’s tremendous to be working in South Ayrshire.
“I have contact with a number of festivals and well known music organisations who will be happy to work with me and bring a mixture of established acts and emerging talent to the area. I am looking forward to the people of Ayrshire getting a taste of the colourful carnival atmosphere that is synonymous with the Eden Brand.”
For those who want to sample a festival atmosphere without the need to pack up tents and sleeping bags, head for Ayr Town Hall on Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are available from www.ticketweb.com or by calling 01292 269793. Entry is over 18s.