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Shortlisted To Open One Of Europe’s Largest Music Festivals. crack

Lounge Fly in top 40 to perform at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim in Spain.

Cheltenham rock band Lounge Fly are in the running to play alongside acts such as The Prodigy, Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal and Kasabian at FIB Heineken 2010, after making the final 40 of an unsigned band competition. Fast Track to FIB Heineken, organised by Supajam, receives thousands of band entries every year. Tracks are submitted online, which are then voted on by the public before a shortlist of the top 40 is announced.

Supajam, who are also partnered with Apple, will be promoting the finalists on Apple’s QuickTime Player over the next few weeks, reaching a potential audience of several million across the globe. The five most popular bands will then play a show at the legendary Pigalle Club in London on June 8th with the best performance securing the festival slot.

Lead singer Susannah Moffat comments, “It’s one of those things you enter as a band and then forget about, as the odds of making the final few are extremely slim. We’re delighted to have got this far, and it hasn’t quite sunk in how close we are to playing with some incredible bands in front of 50,000 people.”

Lounge Fly have recently recorded an acoustic session for BBC Radio Gloucestershire, and been nominated for the BBC Introducing stage at Cheltenham’s Wychwood Festival in June. Rick Wakeman has called the band ‘outstanding’ and is currently championing them on Planet Rock radio on his Saturday morning show.

For more information on Lounge Fly and to find out how to cast your vote, log on to the band’s MySpace page:

Or join them on facebook:

You at can also catch them performing at The Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham on the 6th May with the Divine Secret & Bristol based band, Kill It Kid.