Aspiring musicians can now apply to perform on stage on the final night of the Shipston Proms.

The Proms committee has opened applications for 'Shipston Introducing', with the winner to be selected at an event on Sunday, June 23.

The event, open to soloists, duos and bands, offers winners the opportunity to perform on Saturday, July 6 at the Proms' closing night, in addition to winning £50.


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Past competitions have seen a variety of contestants vying for the win.

An evening often marked as a potential launching pad towards wider recognition, many hopeful musicians see the event as an opportunity for further bookings.

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Amber Liadan, the 2023 bands category winner, spoke highly of the event.

She said: "Shipston Proms, 2023 was an incredible surprise and opportunity as a performing artist.

"When I performed for Shipston Proms Introducing, my intention was to sing my heart out, and connect with people – honestly, I had not read the memo, that it was a competition to perform on the last night of Shipston Proms 2023."

Liadan added: "On the night, the sound was excellently engineered, and overall smooth sailing.

"People living in the area appeared and celebrated too.

"It was an evening not to forget."

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Solo/duos category winner in 2023, Honor Pickering, said: "I am very grateful and emotional to have had this opportunity to sing on the last night and I sing every day and would love a career in music."

The Weekend Warriors, a band made up of teenage boys, won the bands category in 2022 and returned in 2023 as one of the main three acts.

They said: "It was amazing that we won this category and we really enjoyed playing to the crowds on the last night of the Shipston Proms."

To apply to take part email your interest to