Project: Aloft Star 2017 comes to Liverpool with £5000 cash prize and USA gig up for grabs

Project Aloft 2017 with Radio 1's Gemma Cairney and previous winner Shan Smile

Project Aloft 2017 with Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney and previous winner Shan Smile

Aloft teams up with Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney with nationwide new music talent search.

Project: Aloft Star is back for the second consecutive year seeking the best in new UK music with a seriously weighty prize up for grabs.

The nationwide competition, which has received hundreds of entries, reaches it’s climax in Liverpool on Wednesday October 18 when six finalists compete for the £5000 cash prize and the chance to play in the United States.

The prize, which will culminate at Aloft Liverpool on North John Street from 7pm, will see finalists perform live in the hotel in front of a live audience and panel including Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney, Getintothis editor Peter Guy and last year’s Aloft Star winner Shan Smile.

Among those in the running from the 20 semi-finalists are hip hop trio Jungle Brown, soul popper Yoji,  freestyle MC Breezy iDeyGoke, Mancunian rapper Kris Evans and Liverpool cello-infused rock and rollers The Mono LPs.

There’s a couple of days left to vote for your finalist – head over here for details.

  • Join the event page for updates and make sure you head down to Aloft on the night to watch the final unfold. Here’s a playlist of the Aloft 2017 contenders.





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