Information : Aloft Hotels - Turning Up The Spotlight

So last week I travelled to Brussels to join in the celebrations behind the opening of Aloft's 50th hotel, as well as the 1st year anniversary of the Aloft Brussels Schuman hotel itself. The hotel chain had organised a gig at the hotel, but not just any old gig, this was the first 'Turning Up The Spotlight' gig. It was a chance for 3 new and exciting Belgium bands to perform in front of a panel of experts, who would then chose a winner on the night who would go forward to play in London, at the opening of Aloft's newest hotel on 15th November. There was a plethora of media types from across Europe at the event, alongside a healthy number of locals, demonstrating the buzz that had been created for the competition. The hotel itself was very swish, catering for the technically savvy generation as well as providing the utmost of comfort for its guests.

The winner on the night turned out to be Fastlane Candies, an experimental pop group, who were mentored during the evening by Radio 1's Huw Stephens. The other bands were Epic Lane, led by enigmatic frontman Izzy Van Aelst and mentored by producers Jonathan Quarmby and Kevin Bacon, and The Mash, a fiery energetic threesome who were given guidance by Charlatans guitarist Mark Collins, and who will incidentally be interviewed by Music Liberation later this month.

A similar contest will be taking place at the Aloft Abu Dhabi hotel, whereby another winner will be chosen to perform alongside Fastlane Candies at the London event. For your chance to win a VIP trip to the Abu Dhabi event, whereby you'll not only be flown to Abu Dhabi and looked after, but will also get to be on the panel of judges for the competition. Whilst runners up will win an exclusive Aloft Fatboy beanbag (yeaaahh!).

To enter simply watch the highlights video from the Brussels event and then answer two easy questions about it. You have until Thursday 27th October to get involved!

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