Call for gathering of musical talent for ‘larger than ever’ Festival

Moray’s young talent are being urged to prepare themselves once more for a youth music festival that has become a highlight of the Moray calendar.

Applications to take part in the Wall of Rock 2015 are now open, with young singers who either perform as solo artists or in bands being encouraged to step on to the stage at Station Park in Lossiemouth in September.

This year organisers are also providing a platform for older performers, as while it remains firmly a youth music festival bands which contain performers who are over 25 will be permitted to enter for the first time.

Wall of Rock 2015 is also welcoming applications from performers in neighbouring Highland and Aberdeenshire to take part.

Another bonus for those taking part is that they will have a recording of their Wall of Rock performance published after the event.

A spokesman for the event organisers the Lossiemouth Youth Café said: “Every band that performs will have a multitrack recording made of their performance.

“We introduced this last year and all the performances from The Wall of Rock 2014 can be found on the Wall of Rock website.

“There are performances from bands all over Moray including ‘The Unofficial’ from Buckie, ‘Jack and Tom’ from Keith, ‘Casey Inlet’ from Lossiemouth, ‘Chasing Tasko’ from Elgin, ‘Wasted Jazz’ from Forres, and ‘3DR’ originally from Fochabers.

“We are also very excited to announce The Wall of Rock Movie 2014 making its debut online on YouTube (see below).

“The 72 minute film has been produced by three Lossie High students Finn McNeil, Sean Saul and Innes Reid who go by the production title ‘The 3Shad3s’.

“The film documents the days leading up to The Wall of Rock itself, with interviews and a performance from each of the bands.”

Applications for the festival, which takes place on Friday September 4 and Saturday September 5, should be made online via The Wall of Rock website and will remain open until Sunday, May 31.

An announcement on the acts that have been selected to perform will be made in June.

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