‘Rock The House’ is a music competition with a political twist; supporting unsigned bands and artists, it will raise political awareness of the importance of music and other creative businesses to the UK.
Launched by Mike Weatherley – MP and champion for the music industry – Rock The House offers entry categories covering both Live Bands and Live Music Venues – and is open for entries now.
Bands and venues are invited to enter themselves, via their local MP, who will make nominations to a judging panel of music industry heavyweights on behalf of their own constituencies.
Entries can be submitted until the closing date of 31st March 2011. Further details and the official application form are available online at: www.rockthehouse.me.uk and winners will be announced by the end of May and all competition finalists will be invited to attend an exclusive star-studded event on the Terrace of the House of Commons on 30th June.
Local bands and venues in the Rochester and Strood constituency are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or send in a CD/DVD with details to his constituency office at Mark Reckless MP, Suite 6, 4A Castle View Mews, Castle Hill, Rochester ME1 1LA.
Sponsors and supporters include: UK Music, Future Publishing, EMI, Yamaha, Consumer Focus, Incorporated Society of Musicians, and All Party Parliamentary Group on Music (APPG).