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After 11 years on the prime time TV show X Factor, Louis Walsh is set to judge Talent Fest UK, which takes place in Blackpool's Winter Gardens on 26th and 27th September.

Talent Fest UK host Robin Elliott is delighted to welcome Louis as head judge. Robin says:

"I am honoured to have someone as high profile as Louis Walsh judge our competition. Louis is synonymous with judging prestigious talent shows and he will certainly be a huge inspiration to all our competitors. I set up Talent Fest UK four years ago, however this year has surpassed my expectations and has attracted thousands of competitors from all over Ireland, England and Europe. We have singers, choirs, dancers, actors, acrobatic acts..you name it, Talent Fest UK has got it. The level of talent is exceptional and definitely on a par with Britain's Got Talent finalists.



Louis Walsh is equally excited about judging Talent Fest UK. He says:

"I'm really excited about judging Talent Fest UK. People ask me if I ever get fed up judging talent competitions, but to be honest it's in my blood and I absolutely love it. Every day is different and you never know who is going to walk in the door. I don't miss X Factor at all. I've so many new exciting projects up my sleeve. I'm looking for someone who not only has excellent talent, but with a great attitude and work ethic. Ideally I'd love to find an artist like Tom Jones with a great soulful voice or even the next Michael Buble. Who knows what talent Talent Fest UK will unveil and it's the not knowing and anticipation that excites me."

For those who didn’t get a chance to take part in Talent Fest UK this year, there is still a chance to perform and win some great prizes by performing at The Talent Hub!
On Saturday September 26 there will be a chance to win a support slot with Union J at the Winter Gardens that night. On Sunday September 27 there will be the chance to perform in front of Louis Walsh and other special guest judges to open the Talent Fest UK Awards Ceremony. Scouts from Britain’s Got Talent will also be in attendance all weekend.

Register for the Talent Hub to showcase your skills at www.ticketmaster .co.uk

For more info go to www.talentfestuk.co.uk


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NOTES TO EDITORS:

What is Talent Fest UK?

Talent Fest UK run regional talent competition heats all across the UK and Northern Ireland for singers, dancers, actors and performers of all ages. Heats culminate in a grand final held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool where category winners from the regions compete to win great prizes. Our industry renowned judges are there to advise all those who participate, not just the winners, offering professional advice and support.

The Grand Final

The Grand Final is at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.

This spectacular fun filled event is open for visitors and performers alike to enjoy.

Our packed schedule includes our new Talent Hub, where you can show off your performance skills with the chance to win great prizes, dance workshops from award winning Hip Hop Dance Company ZooNation and West End phenomenon Thriller Live. Brush up your audition technique with workshops from leading Drama School ALRA and pick up screen acting tips from The Academy of Performance Training.

We are thrilled to present X Factor sensation, Union J Live on stage on Saturday 26th September, where the lucky winner of Saturday’s Talent Hub Competition will be their support in front of thousands of fans.

We are delighted and very excited to announce our Head Judge for the finals is non-other than X Factor superstar, Louis Walsh!

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With great deals on offer in our amazing Trade Zone, competition category finals, great prizes, live performances from guest acts, amazing workshops, scouts from Britain’s Got Talent checking out our finalists, West End stars and world famous theatre shows, not to mention our judging team including representatives from Liverpool Theatre School, Kate Simmons School of Dance, Pineapple Performing Arts, ALRA, Urdang, Stagecoach, Academy of Performance Training, TV Actress Nicole Faraday, Top International Choreographer Ryan Jenkins, and Record Producer Micky Modelle…

For more information contact:
Michael Pearce Or Kiran Ul-Haq on 01895 619 900 or email michael.pearce@considerthisuk.com

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