This article was published in 2012.
Organisers have today released details of the 60 bands selected to take part in the Futuresound 2012 competition this summer to battle it out in the hope of winning one of six places available at Leeds Festival 2012.
Now entering its 12th year, the annual event is hugely popular and several hundred local bands and musicians entered once again.
The six winning bands will take to the stage at both the Leeds and Reading festivals, with the overall winner playing on the NME Radio One Stage.
The top six will be announced in July.
The full line up is as follows (click the date for the Facebook Event for each heat).
Wednesday 20th June:
Bearfoot Beware / Imp / Kali / Quentins Basement
Thursday 21st June :
Benson / Jasmine Kennedy / La Machine / Pretty Riddles
Monday 25th June :
British Daylight / Cut Out Shapes / Ti Amo / Witch Hunt
Tuesday 26th June:
Calls Landing / Dead Message / Make Your Mark / You Had Me At Hello
Monday 2nd July:
Dan Audio / Epic Derek / MonMon / Moody Gowns
Tuesday 3rd July:
The Black Sea / Tokyo Corner / Unions / We Were Frontiers
Wednesday 4th July:
Bell Tower Union / The Covelles / St. Somebody / Two Trick Horse
Thursday 5th July:
Dirty Green Vinyl / The Hypes / The Wax Collection / The Wind-up Birds
Monday 9th July:
Backyards / I Swim With Sharks / Rosie / Secret Society
Tuesday 10th July:
Euphoria Audio / Ourfamous Dead / The Spector Effect / Stations
Wednesday 11th July:
Afghan Hounds / Little Victories / M.A.S.K.S / Remember the Hurricanes
Monday 16th July:
British Racing Green / BoxSmash / Heavyball / The Grand
Tuesday 17th July:
Black Moth / Juffage / Phonetics / The World Service
Wednesday 18th July:
The Glass Caves / Marsicans / Seas-Of-Green / White Heat
Thursday 19th July:
Affairs / Likely Lads / Post War Glamour Girls / Super Luxury
Leeds Music Scene wishes all bands the very best of luck.