Talent competition Live & Unsigned is back and they are holding auditions across the north-east in October.
Live and Unsigned UK is a live music competition in the United Kingdom aimed at unsigned bands, vocal groups and DJs competing for industry prizes and acclaim. Originally founded in 2007, and attracting over 40,000 entrants annually until 2012. Competitors perform in their own genre and style to a paying audience and professional judging panel. The competition toured the UK holding auditions in various regions, and the Grand National Final has been held O2 Arena in London. Previous competition winners and runners-up include Lucy Spraggan, Trinity Band and The Lottery Winners.
Live & Unsigned: Sunderland Auditions:
The Dun Cow:  9th, 10th and 16th October.
Bar Justice. 11th & 12th October.
Bonded Warehouse: Area Final:  24th October. 2pm-8pm
Live & Unsigned: Teeside Auditions:
Music Lounge Stockton: 18th October:
Music Lounge Stockton: Area Final: 1st November
Live & Unsigned: Newcastle Auditions: 

Antler Newcastle: 30th October

Antler Newcastle: Area Final: 15th November
The Regional North East Final will be at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light on Saturday 24th November.
Sign up for the auditions via http://liveandunsigned.org/
Live & Unsigned previously ran from 2008-2014. It now has new owners who are looking to add a new flavour to the competition.