If you are a DJ or in a band this competition could be your ticket to performing at a major music festival this summer.

Camp Bestival has announced its Band and DJ Competition, which is now open for musicians of all ages who live in or are from Dorset.

The festival has teamed up with Bournemouth's We Broke Free to search for the most outstanding unsigned acts to perform at this year's event.

The winner of each category will play at Camp Bestival 2019, making it the perfect chance to kick off a career in the music industry.

Nile Rodgers and Chic, Jess Glynne, Annie Mac and The Human League are headlining the 2019 iteration of the festival.

Opportunities like this do not come around very often, so be sure to grab your chance or you could miss out on performing at on the same bill as these acts at Lulworth Castle this July.

The curator of the music festival, Rob da Bank, said: "One of the reasons we started festivals was to shout about our love of new bands and DJs and help them reach new audiences, or an audience at all.

"We've been in Dorset for 12 years now with Camp Bestival and we love all the styles and music coming out of this county, so we want to reflect that at the festival.

"This will be a fun and inclusive competition but the winners get the mega prize of performing at Camp Bestival in July, so get practising."

Head to https://campbestiv.al/CBbandcomp for full details of how to enter. The closing date for entries is Thursday, March 28.

Finalists will be announced on Friday, April 5, before the competition’s final at 60 Million Postcards in Exeter Road, Bournemouth on Saturday, April 20.

If performing is not your thing and you would just like to check out all the fantastic new Dorset talent on show, entry to the final at 60 Million Postcards on May 11 is free, so go along and support the artists.