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Whispering Bob Harris at Oxfringe
Oxfringe
Emerging bands will compete at the festival for a chance to play at Truck

Oxfringe patron Bob Harris will join a panel of judges at the third annual festival's New Music Awards 2010.

The competition features such emerging bands as Spring Offensive, The Long Insiders, Minor Coles and Agents of Jane.

The series of gigs takes place from 24 March to 11 April.

Also on the panel is BBC Oxford Introducing's Tim Bearder, Nightshift's Ronan Munro and Autumn Neagle from Oxford's Coo Promotions.

Over the course of the festival entrants will be whittled down to three standout acts that will play the New Music Awards show on Sunday 11 April at the Bullingdon Arms.

Local alt-country favourites The Epstein will headline the gig. Their second and much anticipated full length studio album is due for release later this year.

The winning act will then play the Bob Harris New Music Stage at Truck Festival, Steventon, Oxfordshire (23 - 25 July).

The Epstein
The Epstein headline the final night of the festival

The Oxfringe gig guide is as follows: (NMA denotes New Music Award entrants)

Wed 24 March at the Wheatsheaf

KILL IT KID + A GENUINE FREAKSHOW + SPRING OFFENSIVE (NMA) + MINOR COLES (NMA)

Sat 27 March at the Jericho

BENNI HEMM HEMM + MESSAGE TO BEARS (NMA) + ADAM BARNES (NMA)

Wed 31 March at the Wheatsheaf

THE ROUNDHEELS (NMA) + AGENTS OF JANE (NMA) + CRAYON (NMA)+ MEW & WOOSTER (NMA)

Sat 3 April at the Wheatsheaf

SPACE HEROES OF THE PEOPLE (NMA) + SECRET RIVALS (NMA) + PICTUREHOUSE (NMA) + GUNNING FOR TAMAR (NMA)

Saturday 10 April at the Jericho

THE BLACK HATS (NMA) + THE LONG INSIDERS (NMA) + BEAR IN THE AIR (NMA) + EMPIRE SAFARI (NMA)

Sunday 11 April at the Bullingdon Arms

THE EPSTEIN + New Music Award finalists + Steve Larkin + Bob Harris

More NMA Oxfringe music events

Dukes Cut 25 March - Adam Barnes + Wheal Prosper + Bethany Weimers

St Michael at the North Gate 27 March - Gypsy Spring with Katus

The Dukes Cut 2 April - Branch Immersion

Pizza Express Oxford Castle 9 April - Lizzie Hibbert





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