Belle and Sebastian have announced a Battle of the Bands with a difference – the winners getting to join the Glasgow troupe on their Boaty Weekender musical cruise, which sails around the Med from August 8 – 12.

‘Battle For Boaty’ will choose three emerging acts to join the Belles, plus the likes of Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub and The Vaselines as a cruise liner goes from Barcelona to Cagliari (on Sardinia) and back.

The process will see 10 entrants voted for by fans, as well as passengers already booked on the cruise, whittling the lineup down to a final 5.
It will be those who have already booked their passage who will get the final say on the top three.

Bands have until Tuesday, March 12th at 11:59pm ET to enter the contest.
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