Calling all singers and bands!
Wigan Youth Zone are looking for those with real musical talent to perform at their annual ball in October.
The ball at the DW Stadium is the biggest event on the Youth Zone calendar where our top supporters and patrons come together to raise money for our facility.
This year the event takes on an X Factor theme with a Wigan twist – They are calling it The Pie Factor!
Auditions for all members will take place across the weekend of June 20th and 21st here at Wigan Youth Zone (Keep an eye on their Facebook page for times).
Contestants will be judged in one of three categories – Junior (7-10 year old junior members), Senior (10-19 year old senior members) and Groups.
Successful candidates will then go through to the auditions in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges.
18 acts will be taken through to a boot camp-style weekend of singing battles and performances to judges in August where they will be assigned a mentor.
September will see nine lucky acts visit the judge’s houses, where they will perform for one last time for their mentors and special guests, in the hope of making it through to the live finals at The Pie Factor Ball.
Finalists will be given the full star treatment in preparation for the final performance, including the option to use backing dancers/choreography and a stylist who will take them shopping for a brand new outfit, so they look and feel the part for the BIG event!
In the past two years Wigan Youth Zone has built a reputation for nurturing the borough’s most promising young talent, showcasing our members at festivals, town centre events and even on the pitch at the DW Stadium.
With the growth of WYZ’s artist development programme and the recording studio facilities, young people have most recently launched their own youth-run, independent record label, Reet Good Records.
For further information or to book your audition spot, email Nikki on email@example.com, or just turn up to one of the open audition dates next month.
Need some practice before your audition? Singing lessons and one-to-one vocal coaching is available to senior members on Thursdays 5.30-8.30pm and juniors on Saturday 10.30-2.30pm. Wigan also have singing and choir practice for senior members on Wednesday evening from 5-7pm.