Jam organisers launch online band competition

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Jam at the dam 4 is searching for the opening act for this year’s music festival on Sunday, July 29.

The organisers have been inundated with requests from bands to play this year so have decided to run a competition.

Organiser Sharon McLarty said: “We have had to say no to a lot of bands, which has been hard, so to make it fair, we decided to launch an online competition where you can vote/nominate your favourite band.

“Bands can drum up their own support campaign and the band with the most votes or nominations will win the slot to open this years show.

“If not already a friend of JATD, send a friend request, along with a message with your vote. Also vote in on Twitter! Vote or nominate for your favourite band by logging onto: www.facebook.com/jamatthedamayr or www.twitter.com/@jamatthedam2012.

“Results will be posted online on the closing day which is Saturday, July 14, and announced in the local press... so get voting!”

The Guinness Jam at the Dam, so called because its held at Ayr’s Dam Park stadium, aims is to promote and showcase the cream of local talent that Ayrshire has to offer, whilst raising funds to donate profits to Cash For Kids, ensuring all money raised stays in Ayrshire.

There are even more highlights lined up to keep all the family entertained at this years’ one-day live music festival. With Bouncy Castles, Fun Rides, Face Painting, Food Stalls, Beer Tents, Ice-Cream Vans and Raffle Prizes, It’s guaranteed to be a great family day out.

Headlining this year, is Scotland’s Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute, Ayrshire’s very own, Non Jovi.

Also playing are The Coffins. The Slade Experience, Preacher. BBJ. Electric Warrior, Madnish. Kinky Stone. The Marauders. Sean Kennedy and The Penetrations.

The Lynne Crombie Dance school will also be performing and a real scoop this year, is Ayrshire’s local cult hero, Somerset Boab, on hand as your compere for the whole day.

In addition to some of Ayrshire finest music, there will also be beer tent, food outlets, face painting and kiddies rides.

All in all it’s set to be a cracking day....13 acts for £10, which works out at under a £1 per act.