International Showcase @ The 02 London

Wow, this is it, we have finally reached the Surface Festival International Showcase 2011!! After an amazing 8 months of live music up and down the UK and Spain involving over 500 shows the best 21 bands have won a place on the International Showcase at the O2 in London on 1st October 2011.

What will undoubtedly be a spectacular event this will be the biggest and best Surface Festival show this year. What will be an unprecedent…ed opportunity; the remaining 21 acts will battle it out in front of the Surface Festival Committee, who will decide the three winning bands.

In accordance with the rules of the O2 tickets for this event can only be bought online via ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/35004693F4F14124

The International Showcase is a 14+ event. 14-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a valid form of id.

The Surface Festival Committee will award who they consider to be the best bands with prizes on the day of the showcase. We have some amazing prizes up for grabs, worth in excess of £100,000:

1st Place
•A slot at Sziget Festival 2012: Travel and accommodation included
•A slot at Guitar Nation
•Professional one-day video shoot including edit courtesy of Creative Junkie Media
•Marshall rig courtesy of Marshall Amplification
•Ashdown rig (ABM C210T-500 EVO III) courtesy of Ashdown
•Tailor made PR campaign for the release of a single in the UK as well as marketing advice to help drive sales courtesy of Quite Great Communications
•Digital distribution contract with Zimbalam Digital
•Sales promotion from Believe Digital
•Online banner marketing package from Believe Digital
•European and UK online PR package from Believe Digital
•UK radio plugging package from Believe Digital
•40 hours multi-track recording from Univibe Audio (Pro Tools HD)
•A 4 day (3 gigs) UK tour courtesy of Jumbocruiser
•Individual one-track/single deal from Believe Digital
•Professional full day studio or location photo shoot courtesy of Dominic Nicholls Photography
•4 Pairs of Travis Barker Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks courtesy of Zildjian
•Silver Organic Search Engine Optimisation package / Blog package courtesy of Band SEO
•Marketing via ents24 website (1.3 million unique visitors per month) plus e-shot promotion to an estimated half a million music fans courtesy of ents24
•P.M.T. are providing a special “custom” prize for the winning band
•T-Shirt Merch – 100 T-shirts, 3 colour screen print courtesy of Check Mine Out
•6 months membership to Audio Rokit, the UKs professional song pitching platform

2nd Place
•Marshall combo courtesy of Marshall Amplification
•Tama Superstar drum kit courtesy of Tama
•Steve Gadd Cymbal Bag courtesy of Zildjian
•Zildjian 20 A Custom ride, 16 A Custom crash, 18 A Custom crash, 14 A Custom Mastersound hats courtesy of Zildjian
•4 Pairs of Travis Barker Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks courtesy of Zildjian
•Top end guitar courtesy of Ibanez
•Guitar Case courtesy of Ritter
•A 4 day (3 gigs) UK tour courtesy of Jumbocruiser
•Individual one-track/single deal from Believe Digital
•T-Shirt Merch – 75 T-shirts, 2 colour screen print courtesy of Check Mine Out

3rd Place
•Marshall combo courtesy of Marshall Amplification
•15 x sets of D’Addario XL strings, 15 x sets of D’Addario bass strings, Planet Waves S.O.S. guitar tuner, Planet Waves S.O.S. bass tuner, 5 x Planet Waves instrument cables, Planet Waves capo, Evans tom pack (3 tom heads), Evans snare head and an Evans drum key courtesy of Planet Waves, D’Addario, and Evans
•4 Pairs of Travis Barker Zildjian Artist Series Drumsticks courtesy of Zildjian
•A 4 day (3 gigs) UK tour courtesy of Jumbocruiser
•Individual one-track/single deal from Believe Digital
•T-Shirt Merch – 50 T-shirts, 1 colour screen print courtesy of Check Mine Out

For the full line-up please see our homepage: www.surfacefestival.com

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About surfacefestival

The Surface Festival is a European live music event. We are a festival of new music held throughout Europe in aid of discovering and promoting new talent. Surface Festival 11, is working in association with Zimbalam, Marshall, Ents24.com, Last.FM, Ashdown, Planet Waves, D'Addario, PMT, Tama, Zildjian, Shure, Univibe, Dominic Nicholls Photography, Guitar Nation, Ibanez, Band SEO, Quite Great P.R., Ritter, Sziget Fest, Jumbocruiser, Gig the Nation and Oxjam to develop alternative ways for band and artists to gain exposure and develop their fan base. 2011 In 2011 events will be held in cities throughout the U.K. and Europe. For band and artists that reach the final stages of the Festival, both Surface Festival and our sponsors will award with prizes and opportunities in excess of £100,000.
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