RTÉ 2fm and Oxfam Ireland have announced their second annual Play the Picnic competition, which will give ten lucky musical acts given the opportunity to play live at Ireland's biggest music festival, Electric Picnic.
Acts of any genre are invited to submit one song that they think could win them a spot on Oxfam's Oxjam stage. A shortlist of 30 will be picked, with the ten winners being decided by public vote. Winners will also receive weekend camping tickets for all band members.
One overall winner will also get to play one of the festival's bigger stages and a masterclass with Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn on how to get festival bookings for your band; a masterclass with 2fm Director of Music and Sound, Mark McCabe, on how to go about approaching radio stations and obtaining airplay; a studio session with some of Ireland’s top sound engineers at 2fm’s state-of-the-art studios; and have their song broadcast on 2fm.
The competition was launched today (June 18) on 2fm's The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene.
Oxjam coordinator Laura O'Leary also said that "by supporting home-grown talent, the public will also be raising vital funds for Oxfam's work worldwide, such as our emergency response in Nepal."
For more information, or to enter, visit www.rte.ie/2fm.