A POPULAR music festival is looking for more bands to sign up.

The Swindon Shuffle event will take place between August 8 and 10.

Submissions for the festival have been extended until March 17, to give anyone interested in taking part more time to get their application in.

Organisers say that to qualify for the submission round at least one of the act's members has to be from, or currently residing in Swindon and bands must have enough material to complete a 30-minute performance.

Anyone looking to apply is asked to send an email containing the act name, a brief description of the band, contact details and two songs, as MP3s, to shufflesubmissions@soppromotions.co.uk.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the event or getting involved should contact Paul Jellings, chairman of the Swindon Shuffle, on paj@soppromotions.co.uk or call 07769 558743.