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Unsigned bands have been given extra time to get themselves on the bill for the Burntwood Wakes. The event – which takes place on July 23 at Burntwood Rugby Club – features a Wakes Unsigned night showcasing some of the best in local musical talent. But after requests from a number of acts to extend the deadline organisers are now allowing entries until May 3, with a final selection night taking place on May 7. A spokesperson for Wakes Unsigned said:
“We have already received more than 50 applications from all genres of music for the ten band line-up.  Don’t forget that applications are also being accepted this year for DJs to open and close the festival and provide fills during band changeover times.”
Application forms can be collected from Burntwood Town Council, Unit 1, Lambourne House, Bridge Cross Road, Burntwood WS7 2BX or Neon Sound Studios or For more information call Kate at Neon Studios on 01543 677012.


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