The acts set to take to the stage at Room by the River on 25 August are The Hype, Loz Jones, Shiv, Zener Diode, Inko, Headrush and Anastasia Voladas.
As previously reported, Event readers will also have a hand in deciding the fates of two contestants via the website.
During the final, which will take place at Event UK, being held at The NEC from 22-23 September, the acts will be judged by an expert panel and the audience via IML's interactive keypads. Event editor Jeremy King will compere the contest.
The winning act will receive £1,000 and a contract with leading entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke.
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