Lancaster singer to play O2 Academy

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The new year goes off with a bang for one lucky Lancaster based solo artist Ellie Danson.

She has been given the exciting news that she will perform on the same stage where greats such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and The Enemy to name a few famous acts performed.

Ellie has been invited to make the road trip to play on the main stage at the O2 Academy in Leeds on Saturday (January 16) in front of a capacity crowd as part of the Soundwaves Music Competition grand finale.

Soundwaves Music Competition, which offers unsigned acts the chance to win great prizes and gain exposure to assist in furthering their careers, scouted out acts through a series of audition stages in front of industry judges.

Ellie is currently performing in Lancaster twice a week at local music venues, and is very excited about the opportunity to play on the same stage as some of her idols at O2 Academy Leeds.

She said: “I’m totally exstatic to be performing on the same stage as where some of my favourite artists have played before, words cannot describe how excited I am.”

Ellie will also be performing alongside The Voice UK Star Olivia Lawson who has more than 5m YouTube views to date.

The winning act on the night will receive a fantastic prize package, including a full day’s recording at Voltage Recording Studios as well as radio airtime, press coverage, magazine interviews and photo shoots.

Ellie is releasing material on Soundcloud and you can check her out by going to the website at https://soundcloud.com/elliedanson4/tracks.

Tickets for the event at the O2 Academy in Leeds at 6pm are on sale now and are available at:www.o2academyleeds/ or by telephoning 0844 477 2000.