“Yes” you sing?! Well this is your chance to make a musical splash and perform live at one of the UK’s biggest music venues.

We’re looking for genuine, Co-op homegrown talent to perform at this year’s 10th anniversary Pioneer Awards at Manchester Central on Thursday 14 September, in front of an audience of 1,200 people.

The Pioneer Awards last year featured a live set from The Kaiser Chiefs and in previous years, Ella Henderson, The Saturdays and Lulu have performed. You can check out last year’s highlights at www.theblackarts.company/2016/09/27/Pioneer (you might have to view this on your personal device.)

You can reflect any genre of music from pop to R&B to Grime. Whatever your musical talent, we want to hear from you!

This opportunity is open to current employees of the Co-op, anywhere in the UK. If you’d like to put yourself forward, please send an MP3, MP4 short film and/or photographs, plus a short biography to Debe Thompson from the event production company at: entries@theblackarts.company Entries close Friday 4th August 2017.

If you have any questions before you submit your entry contact june.ghilene@coop.co.uk.