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10 for 2013 – It’s time to vote for the new rising stars of next year!

By on Wednesday, 24th October 2012 at 11:00 am

As TGTF prepares for another year of great music coverage, we’re turning to you, our faithful readers, to tell us who you think will be the 10 artists that will be massive in 2013. Whether it’s a brand spanking new band that have just appeared on the radar or an act that has been around for a bit, we’re taking a poll to find the best talent we should be watching out for in the new year. And just how often is your musical taste tapped for a vote like this? For that reason alone, it’s your duty to participate!

This poll is simple: you nominate five artists you think will be massively successful in 2013, and the 10 artists who receive the most votes will place in the overall top 10. Each band you nominate will be given equal weighting, and all entries are completely anonymous. You can enter up to five artists on the form – you can also enter fewer if you so want.

Unfortunately, unlike the Mercurys, there are no prizes for this poll, just bragging rights for any band who gets into the top 10. Just like in previous years, we will endeavour to get a few words from each of the winners after we’ve determined the final list.

Need some guidance? In 2010 Manchester’s Delphic was voted the band going to hit it big in the new year (see all 10 for 2010 coverage through this link); in 2011, the honour went to Nashville-based Mona (see all 10 for 2011 coverage through this link); in 2012, you voted Films of Colour to the top of the list (see all 10 for 2012 coverage through this link).

This campaign is now closed. The winning acts will be announced in early December.


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