Organisers of a one-day music festival are on the search for Yorkshire talent to take to the mic.
Chart-toppers Razorlight topped the bill at the inaugural Crooked Ways Festival, in Pontefract last year.
But organisers are hoping that this year’s event will be bigger and better.
They are looking for local bands to take to the stage to show off their musical talent at the festival on Saturday, June 1.
Crooked Ways promoter, Scott Ward said: “Across Yorkshire we have thousands of immensely talented yet unsigned artists, which is why we want to give them the chance to play in front of thousands of people.
“At Crooked Ways festival we have a stage solely devoted to artists from Yorkshire, the Crooked Ways Presents stage.
“Last year on the stage we had wide ranging genres of music from acoustic to punk to electro and I’m sure 2013 won’t be any different.
“So if you’re in a band and fancying the opportunity to play in front of thousands of people then get applying.”
Thousands of festival fans descended on Pontefract Park to see Razorlight, who had a number one single with America and topped the charts with their eponymous album, headline the one-day event.
Other big hitters included Leeds’s The Sunshine Underground and Sheffield’s Reverend & The Makers.
Organisers hope that the festival will become a key date in the region’s music calendar, rivalling the likes of the popular Bingley Music Live.
The independent festival has been named Crooked Ways in homage to the early 20th century book by local author JS Fletcher, which satirises life in the West Yorkshire town.
Applications are now open for bands and will close on January 31.
Some of the headliners will be announced later this month.
Tickets will go on sale following the announcement on Monday, January 28.
More acts are expected to be announced in February and March.
For more information about the festival visit: www.crookedways.co.uk