A SHOWCASE for young musicians in Tendring will change its format to attract new bands.

Clacton Livegig has been running a battle of the bands competition for several years.

But after a lack of interest this year it has ditched the old format and will just run a one-night exhibition of local acts.

Organiser Adrian Simcock said: “We have decided to still go ahead and do something.

“It is important to give young musicians an outlet but we are going to try something new.

“There are five slots still available if acts want to get involved and all the money raised will go to the gas explosion victims in Clacton.”

For more information search for Clacton Livegig on Facebook.