The 2013 Battle of the Bands competition is about to kick off across the county, but more local musicians are being urged to sign up.

Live heats will take place in Oxford, Bicester, Banbury, Wantage and Witney from February, with the final taking place at the Oxford O2 Academy, on May 11.

Prizes up for grabs include recording studio time and merchandise packages.

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