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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia
Communications Director
908-527-4419

PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DEADLINE DATE: JULY 1ST

Union County MusicFest ‘08 Contest
Your chance to play at one of the best music festivals in the country!

Have you and your band members been dreaming of playing to a jammed crowd of thousands of adoring fans?

Now’s your chance to catch that one big break and get your music before the masses!

The Love Hope Strength Foundation, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County MusicFest ‘08 wants to help you make your dream come true. Love Hope Strength is an international cancer foundation that brought you some of 2007’s most memorable musical events: Empire Rocks, Snowdon Rocks, and Everest Rocks and will be featured this summer in a two-hour documentary on MTV High Def.

Last year over 50,000 people packed Nomahegan Park in Cranford to watch legendary artists Live, Chuck Berry, English Beat, The Alarm, Fountains of Wayne, Apples in Stereo and Smithereens. This year the Festival takes place on September 5 & 6th at Nomahegan Park in Cranford New Jersey, USA and an even larger crowd is expected.

You and your band could win a spot in this year’s incredible line-up.
Here’s how...

Terms and Rules:
1. To enter you must produce a live video recording of your band performing your own version of The Alarm’s hit song from the 80’s “Strength”. *Please only submit ONE video performance* The Love Hope Strength Foundation was co-founded by Mike Peters, the lead singer of the Alarm and a 2-time Leukemia survivor. The foundation was named for this song.
2. Post the video YOU have created on YouTube.
3. Send us the link and a little bit of information about your band and we will judge based on what we see.
4. All videos will be reviewed and narrowed down to five by a panel of musicians and producers.
5. The final five will be voted upon by the fans, your fans! And the video with the most votes will go on to play at Union County Music Fest.

Deadlines:  All Videos MUST be received by July 1st to be considered for the contest.

Prizes:  The winners will receive:

  • The final spot in the Union County MusicFest ’08 lineup.
  • Two hotel rooms for the weekend of the performance.
  • Promotion on the Union County MusicFest Website.
  • Promotion on the Love Hope Strength Website. Over 9 million people logged on to the site last year!
  • Top friends placement on the Love Hope Strength Foundation MySpace page.
  • The chance for thousands of people around the world to hear you perform on You Tube and vote on your performance.
  • The once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform live to a crowd of thousands!!

For more information about Union County Music Fest or The Love Hope Strength Foundation, please visit www.ucmusicfest.com or www.lovehopestrength.org.

Travel and other expenses are not included.

The Union County Music Fest is a family friendly event. No explicit lyrics will be permitted on stage.

In the event that the winner cannot perform, the runner up will be awarded
the billing.