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Friday Night Gerbil bands make T in the Park
Jake Flowers
BBC Shropshire's Friday Night Gerbil show is live 7-9pm and on BBC iPlayer

Two Shropshire bands have been selected to play the BBC Introducing stage at the T in the Park festival in Scotland 9-11 July.

JKLMNO and Jake Flowers were chosen from hundreds of artists from across the country to feature at the event.

Both bands have been championed by BBC Shropshire's Friday Night Gerbil show.

Speaking on BBC Radio Shropshire's John Darvall show, Cleobury Mortimer-based Jake Flowers described being "pretty thrilled" at being selected.

It will be really nice to see a few old friends as well as some massive names
Jake Flowers

In recent years Jake Flowers has played Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party and other festivals. As well as the likes of Eminem and Muse, Jake Flowers will be joined by a few familiar faces, like Mumford & Sons, who he has previously supported.

Electro-indie band JKLMNO, mainly based in Wrexham, will play the festival at 1pm on Saturday, 10 July, with Jake Flowers playing at 2pm on Sunday, 11 July.

JKLMNO and Jake Flowers were two of five bands put forward by the Friday Night Gerbil show to play BBC Introducing stages at summer festivals - One Big Weekend, Glastonbury, T in the Park and Leeds & Reading.

JKLMNO with the Friday Night Gerbil team
Both JKLMNO and Jake Flowers have played live at BBC Shropshire

Bands nominated by BBC Introducing shows across the country were added to names put forward by BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. A panel of experts then chose bands to play the Introducing stages at the various festivals.

In the past BBC Introducing has showcased the talents of numerous bands that have since become household names, including the Ting Tings, Florence and the Machine and Chipmunk.

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