Chester Rocks which takes place at Chester Racecourse 6th – 8th June, is delighted to announce the winners of their #Shoplocal competition to support unsigned emerging talent within the region.
Working in partnership with Chester venues, The Live Rooms and The Compass, the competition is giving bands and performers the opportunity to perform alongside Razorlight, The Hooziers and The Feeling on Saturday 7th June.
Over 60 entries were received from a diverse range of bands, the emerging talent winner ‘Idle Frets’ was chosen by The Live Rooms as the venues choice. Idle Frets are a 4 piece Indie-Rock band from Chester, with catchy guitar driven songs, they combine influences from 70’s rock to modern Indie-Rock anthems.
The Rainbreakers were chosen by a panel of judges after a series of heats held at The Compass. A four piece Alternative Rock / Pop outfit with bluesy undertones thrown in for good measure, they were the judges choice.
They will perform alongside local bands The Fallows, The Suns and The Maydays who have already been added to the Saturday lineup.
One final place is available for the #ShopLocal shortlisted bands via a public vote. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 4th June and the winner will be announced on Thursday 5th June. To view a list of the bands and to vote for your favourite visit: www.chester-rocks.com/shoplocal
A limited number of tickets are still available for Chester Rocks, for the full lineup and to buy tickets visit: www.chester-rocks.com