THE closing date for one of the biggest ever talent searches in the UK has been extended.

Due to high demand, budding music stars and bands in the Bridgwater area now have until June 19 to submit their entries for Rockstar 08.

It now gives even more unsigned bands and artists the chance to enter the Peter Gabriel and Michael Eavis-backed competition.

The winners will be treated to a two-week recording session in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios to record a debut album and perform at next year's Glastonbury Festival.

Organiser Kelly Sumner said: "We have received an overwhelming amount of entries so far and we are extending the deadline after the exciting new offer of a two-week recording session.

"There are so many unsigned bands and artists out there wanting to get their big break and there are few greater breaks than the prizes up for grabs."

Winners will also secure a headline slot at the Pilton Party alongside Scouting For Girls at the end of August.

The competition is open to all unsigned artists, young or old, groups or soloists. To enter, click on the link below.