Battle of the bands

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A HOST of local celebrities will be attending Pontefract and Knottingley neighbourhood policing team’s annual battle of the bands.

Wakefield Wildcats player Dale Morton, Olympic torch bearer Karen Townend and Mayor of Wakefield Elaine Blezard will attend the event, while Jude Abbott of Chumbawumba will be on the judging panel on Sunday, July 15 at LS-Live Studios, Langthwaite Business Park, South Kirkby.

Youngsters from schools across the district will compete for studio recording time, with each performing one cover song and one original piece themed on anti-social behaviour, crime, drugs or bullying. The event runs from noon to 6pm. Admission is £2 adults and £1 students. All money raised will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Alzheimer’s Society.