Lancashire bands are being offered the opportunity to share the main stage at a Lancaster festival with the likes of Tom Odell and Sam Ryder.

One lucky band will open Highest Point Festival the festival on Friday, May 10, and they will be paid £500 for the performance and will also get free tickets for their top fans.

Festival organiser, Jamie Scahill, said: “There’s so much great talent in Lancashire and we want to make sure it’s showcased at Highest Point.

“The whole team behind the festival is based here so it’s great that we’re able to support fellow Lancastrians.”

The winning band will be chosen by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins.

Chris said: “I’m looking for bands that mean a lot to their fans and who have a real passion for making great music.

“I can’t wait to see the winners on the main stage!”

The competition closes at 5pm on Friday, March 22, and the winner will be announced on Monday, March 25.

Legendary boy band Busted, Cat Burns and rising star Caity Baser have been announced as the headliners of 2024’s Highest Point Festival.

The event will take place at Lancaster’s Williamson Park on May 10 and 11.

Over the weekend, festival-goers can see more than one hundred artists across six stages as well as enjoying top-quality street food, craft beer and cocktails.

Two-day tickets cost £135 per adult and are available via Skiddle. Day tickets are also available from £68.50 per adult.

Children under five can attend for free. The festival is also fully accessible and carers tickets are free.

Those hoping to take part in the competition have been asked to visit the festival’s Instagram page at:@HighestPointFestival.