The RAF Factor Have You Got What it Takes?

2011 sees the launch of The RAF Factor, a Service wide singing competition and live music festival.

The competition element of the day will be kicking off in April with the first of a series of six regional heats to be held at RAF Stations around the country, with an additional heat being held at RAF Akrotiri.

The winners of each heat will be invited to partake in a summer boot camp where performance advice and training will be given. The boot camp will culminate in the semi final show where the final ten acts will be chosen to go through to the grand final at RAF Cranwell on the 3rd September 2011. Due to logistical problems the winner of the Akrotiri heat will automatically go through to the final.

The competition will be open to over 18’s who fall into one of the following groups:
• RAF personnel
• Dependants of RAF personnel
• MoD civilians working at RAF Stations.

Details regarding locations of heats, competition rules and how to apply are available on the event website

As well as individual artists and singing groups the RAF Factor is looking for bands to provide music during the day and in between the competition acts. If you are involved in a band and would like to perform on the day please contact either Sgt Tony Giles on 01400 266040 or Ms Kylie Partington on 01400 267725 or use the band liaison link

Also if you dancer and you would be interested in forming part of a dance troupe to perform before and during the competition please contact Flt Lt Helen Verney via

The day itself will be open to the general public and as well as the music side of the event; displays and exhibits from the service community and local area will be on show.

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