THE country's brightest and best musical talent converge on Birmingham tomorrow (September 13) for the Surface Unsigned Festival.
The all-day event will take place in the Academy in Dale End, and will feature a number of local bands hoping to make it big.
Strangle Kojak, Tempting Rosie and Che are all groups who call Birmingham home and are hoping to impress the local crowd, as well as industry experts, music celebrities and journalists.
Standing in their way are 11 other bands from all corners of the UK who have already triumphed in regional competitions and now have earned the right to play in the national showcase.
Apart from winning a host of music equipment and sponsorship, a chosen band from the festival will go on to play the main stage at the NEC.
To see for yourself if any of the bands have the potential to rattle the cages of established artists get down to the Birmingham Academy, doors open 11am, tickets £10 (the event is 14+).