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Chiswick Business Park is providing budding local rock stars with an opportunity of a lifetime to perform on stage at an open air concert in front of 2,500 people.

Local musicians who believe they have the “X-Factor” are invited to submit a demo CD or MySpace details in a bid to secure a prized slot on the bill for Yellow Umbrella Day 2008, Chiswick Park’s famous annual community festival, which this year takes place on Sunday 21st September.

Now in its sixth year, Yellow Umbrella Day has become a fixture in the West London social calendar, as Chiswick Park throws open its doors and sends an open invitation to the public to join in an action-packed and fun-filled day of non-stop live music, street performers, a BBQ, stalls and loads of children’s entertainment.

The lucky chosen performers will follow in the footsteps of Mercury Artist Lucie Silvas, who headlined on the main stage at last year’s Yellow Umbrella Day, alongside an array of aspiring local bands.

Fran Goddard the Yellow Umbrella Day event organiser at Chiswick Park said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for local up and coming performers – bands or solo artists – to gain invaluable experience of performing their own material live to a big crowd. Who knows, Yellow Umbrella Day could be showcasing the next Arctic Monkeys or Leona Lewis!”

She continued, “This year’s Yellow Umbrella Day will be bigger and better than ever before, and we will be releasing further details of entertainment and activities very soon, but in the meantime, the message is; put Sunday 21st September in the diary and we look forward to see you there!”

If you are interested in playing to a crowd of 2500 people and you are a local band, please send the following details to Deadline is next Friday 13 June.

Name of band:

Number of people in the band:

Genre of music:

Myspace address or demo CD (this bit is essential):

Explain in no more than 100 words, why you should play on the main stage at Yellow Umbrella Day:

Deadline is next Friday 13 June.

If you want to send a demo rather than email the address is Fran Goddard, Chiswick Park Estate Management, Chiswick Park Building 3, 566 Chiswick High Road, London W4 5YA



June 5, 2008