Songbirds, rockstars… take to the stage – for your chance to win £10,000!

Posted on Sunday 22 January 2017 by Caroline Cardillo

We’re on the lookout for Bolton’s best vocal talent to stand up on our stage and sing for our judges.

The Market Place Shopping Centre have  teamed up with The Bolton News and Bolton FM to bring you Bolton’s very own X Factor … minus Mr Cowell & Co… But with a WHOPPING £10,000 prize up for grabs for the winner and £3,000 and £1,000 for two runners up.

So if you’re honing some serious untapped talent or you’ve got a friend who needs a little gentle nudge (read: great big shove!) to show the world what they’re made of – send them our way.

Heats will be live in The Market Place every Saturday from Saturday 28th January to Saturday 8th April 2017 and two acts from each heat will be put forward for the final on 22nd April 2017

To book your 20 minute slot in the audition heats, just email your name, age, address, mobile number, a list of Saturday dates you are available and a photo of yourself to You will receive a respond with the time and date of your audition. Come prepared with a choice of two songs and either bring your own instruments or music with you on your mobile on the day (We will plug it into our sound system for you).


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