The X Factor is coming and Dermot wants you to apply!
The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars as they travel the length and breadth of the country on the 2016 audition tour.
The news comes as Dermot O’Leary has announced his return as host and it has also been confirmed that the room auditions will return for this year’s series.
The Open Auditions tour will be visiting eight cities starting on the 7th of April at Hampden Park in Glasgow followed by Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Newcastle, London, Manchester and Liverpool.
This is part of a nationwide audition tour, which is visiting over 40 towns and cities across the country. Groups or solo singers aged 16+ can apply by registering online or by just turning up.
This year there are three easy ways to apply:
• Registering online (https://application.xfactor.tv/) for one of the Open Audition cities or by just turning up at one of the Open Audition cities on the day.
• Heading to the Mobile Audition Tour which will be visiting smaller towns and cities across the country. Locations will be made available on Facebook & Twitter.
• For anyone who isn’t able to make it to any of the auditions you can also send in your own video audition via our website https://application.xfactor.tv/ .
Acts are advised to turn up early to the Open Auditions and Mobile Auditions. On the Mobile Audition Tour auditions are on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to turn up early to grab a slot. On the larger scale Open Audition Tour everyone who turns up will be guaranteed an audition.
All any budding hopefuls need to do is turn up on the date and time specified. If they impress The X Factor team with their vocals, they will then be in with a chance of auditioning in front of The X Factor judges, when the judges’ auditions take place in summer.
The X Factor Auditions dates are as follows –
Sunday 17th April, 8am-6pm
RDS (Royal Dublin Society)
Sunday 24th April, 9am-6pm
Newcastle United Football Club
Wednesday 27th April, 9am-6pm
Sunday 1st May, 9am-6pm
Saturday 7th May, 9am-6pm
Liverpool Convention Centre
Saturday 14th May, 9am-6pm
As well as the dates above, The X Factor team will be visiting smaller towns and cities across the UK, details can be found here.
Make sure you follow our Facebook & Twitter feeds to get all the latest updates and new dates to be added soon.