As a music lover I have always been interested in listening to new artists and encouraging friends to listen to them too. I especially love the BBC Radio 1 Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival where I have expanded my interests in different types of music and would love to encourage future artists to take the opportunity to get themselves heard.

Since listening to music I have always found UKF as a great place to find new artists and discover some amazing music. There are many great artists out there and many have come by working their way up through the music scene. UKF are a huge name in music and an amazing opportunity has come up for those interested in getting their music out there.  

Desperados is working with UKF to give you the chance to show people your music and have the chance you to win a mentorship with a record label plus getting to play at one of London's 02 venues, alongside huge acts such as Sigma. 

How To Apply
If you want to be in with a chance of winning this competition head over to ukf.com/cityhack, and submit a 15-second video showcasing your talent in your discipline, which could be music, design, art or promotion. 

The Competition
First, winning entrants will link up with three fellow winners who come from the same town (with a team to be drawn from London, Manchester and Bristol respectively). 

After they have been chosen, each team will be set a series of challenges by UKF over the summer to showcase their talent. This includes making a music video and getting to throw a party in their hometown that will have a budget for an awesome night. 

Each team will then get to host their own room and getting to perform on the same stage as Sigma at Building Six, one of London's 02 clubs. After this, the team that have shown the most creative and originality of their work all the way through the selection process, with each person from this winning team to win a massive 12-month mentorship with UKF. 

The Experts
Each team will be mentored by a panel of experts throughout the process which include:

Pav - Founding member of leading English HipHop and Dubstep group, Foreign Beggars 

Carly Wilford - Music Promoter and show DJ for Rinse FM

David Bailey - Graphic Designer, named one of "50 creative greats" by UK Design Awards

Stuart Warren-Hill - Multi-award winning visual artist and VJ. One half of AV duo Hexstatic. Voted DJ Magazine's No. 1 VJ. 

This competition closes on 26th of June so don't waste any time and if you are interested make sure you enter this amazing opportunity!

Andy.

In return for helping promote this opportunity I'll be receiving a free case of Desperados in return for my help.