The Hype and Kev Orkian make today's Next Big Thing final after Event UK casts verdict

Audience members and a panel of judges at Event UK, which runs over 22-23 September, have voted indie covers band The Hype and comedian Kev Orkian into the final of Next Big Thing.

The Hype makes today's Next Big Thing final after Event UK casts verdict
The Hype makes today's Next Big Thing final after Event UK casts verdict

The band saw off competition from Pippa the Ripper, Anastasia Volandas, Matthew Crane, Gypsy and Kimberley Dayle.

Orkian came through in a fierce afternoon heat.

The final will occur at 4pm today.

Hosted by Event magazine editor Jeremy King, the Next Big Thing involves acts competing for a £1,000 cash prize and contract courtesy of entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke.

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