Ten artists to battle it out at festival in Moorfields railway station in front of panel of judges for coveted prize.

Merseyside’s premier grassroots music competition comes to a climax on 19th November with the Merseyrail Sound Station Festival at Moorfields station. Aspiring musicians have been uploading their entries to the music platform’s social media pages throughout the summer to be in with a chance of being picked to play at the auspicious event.

Ten artists have been picked from the raft of entries to perform in front of a panel of expert judges who represent a wide range of organisations from the Merseyside music industry.

This year’s finalists, representing a diverse range of genres including indie, folk, soul and rock are:

Gazelle
The Jjohns
A Lovely War
Deliah
Fay Moore
Stillia
Astles
Jo Mary
Katie Mac
Cave Party

The band or solo artist who impresses the most will receive a year of music industry mentoring, studio time with a producer and free train travel courtesy of Merseyrail.

Last year, Katy Alex went away with the coveted prize and has gone on to play at some of the region’s top festivals and released a number of critically acclaimed singles with her group Halem.

This year, Katy will join the judging panel, made up of representatives from Bido Lito! magazine, GetIntoThis blog, Arts Council England, Sentric Music Publishing and Sound Station podcast producer Michael Johnson.

The final will be hosted by Sound Station podcast presenter, Jay Hynd, at Moorfields station before the winner is announced at new Tithebarn Street music venue, Hus, the same evening.

The Merseyrail Sound Station Festival takes place at Moorfields station on Saturday 19th November from 1pm.