Band win prestigious festival slot

Glass Caves
Glass Caves

Rising stars Glass Caves will play to thousands of people after winning the chance to grace the stage of a national festival.

The Pontefract five-piece will play the coveted BBC Introducing stage at both Leeds and Reading festival next month.

The band beat hundreds of rival musicians to win a place on the bill, after impressing Leeds promoters and competition organisers, Futuresound.

Drummer Elliot Fletcher, said: “We we were really surprised because we didn’t expect it. We entered last year and got our hopes up and didn’t win. Then when they announced the bands this year, I just thought it was a joke.

“We’ve all been going to Leeds Festival since we left school so it’s nice to be playing a local festival we’ve attended.”

The band will follow in the footsteps of previous entrants The Pigeon Detectives, The Cribs and Pulled Apart By Horses.

Elliot said: “It’s exciting and it’s good for local bands that this competition is running –it proves it’s worth entering.”

Glass Caves hope to release their debut album later this year.

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