The Printworks Unsigned competition announces Rowetta as celebrity judge

The Printworks is launching its annual singing and live band competition and will be scouring the region for musical talent to perform at the live grand final on Saturday 12th April. Rowetta, from Manchester band, Happy Mondays, will be a celebrity judge on the panel to decide who will be crowned The Printworks Unsigned 2014 winner.

Whether you are a solo artist, a duo or a band with your own material or cover versions, if you think you have what it takes to win, enter now to guarantee your slot at the live auditions taking place on Saturday 29th March from 12 – 5pm at The Printworks.

The winning act will receive £250 and an exclusive recording session to produce an EP. Entries are open now and talented musicians of all ages are welcome to enter – no age restrictions apply. Audition performances will take place either with a professional backing track or an acoustic guitar at The Pump Yard area within The Printworks.

The top eight acts from the auditions will be uploaded to for online voting, before performing live in the grand final. The overall winner will then be chosen by the judging panel, which includes Rowetta along with Dave Foran (Manchester Radio Online), Terry Snowden (Heroes Project) and Fred Booth, Centre Manager at The Printworks.

Last year, The Morgans, brother and sister duo from Wythenshawe, were crowned the winners of the contest and they went on to record their EP.

Fred Booth, The Printworks Centre Director, says:

We are delighted to have Rowetta on board this year as she is a very talented and successful singer and will provide valuable feedback on all our performers. Entries are open now and we wish all singers and bands the best of luck.

To enter and secure your place at the auditions on Saturday 29th March, visit or email

The live grand final takes place from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday 12th April.

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