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Inter-varsity music, dance contest to offer podium to British South Asian youth talent

Face Off, the biggest inter-university music and dance competition, is all set to provide a stage to bring out the best of British South Asian youth talent. The annual event is expected to bring together once again a cast of more than 300 students from all over England in a head-to-head battle of music and dance.       

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Face Off is hosted by Supernova Entertainments and provides the students with a platform to showcase the best of British South Asian youth talent and is judged by a glamorous panel of expert judges. The shows motto, “For Pride…For Honour…For Respect…”, encapsulates the passion of the performers and organisers alike.

The competition first took to stage at the Clapham Grand in 2006, bringing together students from just five London-based universities submitting one music act and one dance act each.

Over the years, it has expanded to include students from across the country whilst incorporating an audition stage to cope with the level of interest from universities. This year, thousands across the UK have voted to take eight universities through to the finals.

Supernova Entertainments have now announced that the universities taking part in Face Off 2012 are; St George’s, City, King’s College London, Leicester, Manchester, Nottingham, Queen Mary and London South Bank.

Face Off 2012 will be hosted on Saturday 10th March at the renowned IndigO2 at the O2, which has played host to a number of exclusive events such as the Shockwaves NME Awards, X-Factor Boot-Camp and The Brit Award Nomination shows. This year’s panel of expert judges include Ashanti OMkar, working in BBC publising and on BBC London 94.9FM and Charles Bosco, music producer and singer.

“Through Face Off we all become closer, like a family, and that’s the strength we take with us to our rehearsals, socials and, of course, to the final” said performer and choreographer, Sakira Thangavel, from Kings College London. “I think when newcomers see this; they can’t help but want to take part.”

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