Bradford Bulls plan X Factor-style fun at Odsal

Bradford Bulls’ is issuing a rallying cry to aspiring singers and bands to bring “Bullmania” back to Odsal with the chance to win £5,000 in an X Factor-style competition.

The Super League side will hold four days of open auditions for acts who want the chance to perform before home games at The Provident Stadium as it launches the OK Bull Factor.

Around 65 singers and groups will be chosen to perform in front of thousands of fans as part of the Super League side’s pre-match entertainment next season, with around five acts singing on the pitch before each clash.

Supporters will then be asked to vote for their favourite, with the act with the most votes at the end of the season scooping a prize of £5,000, as well as exposure in the music industry. The runner-up will win a holiday.

On Friday, the Telegraph & Argus reported how major concerts are planned for Odsal next season.

And Simon Kenny, Bulls’ commercial director, who is organising the competition, said this was another step in bringing “Bullmania” to Odsal.

“We want to get Bullmania back how it used to be in the club’s heyday.

“This will be part of the pre-match experience. We want people to come down to the ground two or three hours before a game starts, with plenty of things for children and mums and dads to do. This is a great opportunity for singers and bands to perform in front of more than 10,000-15,000 people.

“The fans will get to enjoy the music and can get involved by picking their winner. This is another way we want to get the community involved with the club.”

A judging panel, which will include the club’s new owner Omar Khan, players and celebrities, will be ready to hear budding performers, aged 16 or over, at The Coral Stand between 11am and 7pm from Thursday, December 27, until Sunday, December 30.

Mr Khan said he hoped the pre-match “buzz” from the performances would also give the players a boost on the pitch.

He said: “When there are so many people behind you shouting ‘Bulls’ it gives you that extra buzz. It’s like the team has an extra man.

“I want to create that buzz, that Bullmania. I want to get this club back to where everyone’s talking about it, eating it, sleeping it and dreaming it.

“This club will get bigger and better and we have the desire and passion to do it.”

For information about the competition, e-mail simon.kenny@bradfordbulls.co.uk. Entrants do not need to register and can drop into The Coral Stand to audition or watch performances.

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9:36am Mon 3 Dec 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea.
Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.
So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea. Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team. Thee Voice of Reason

9:55am Mon 3 Dec 12

yorkshiredude says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea.
Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.
Is it?
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea. Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.[/p][/quote]Is it? yorkshiredude

11:06am Mon 3 Dec 12

JAtkinson says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea.
Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.
Whinge, whinge. Whine, whine.

Yawn.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea. Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.[/p][/quote]Whinge, whinge. Whine, whine. Yawn. JAtkinson

11:24am Mon 3 Dec 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

JAtkinson wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote: So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea. Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.
Whinge, whinge. Whine, whine. Yawn.
I love you too.
[quote][p][bold]JAtkinson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: So this is how they are going to get singers for the concert idea. Won't be long before fans are asked to bring their boots down and given a trial in the team.[/p][/quote]Whinge, whinge. Whine, whine. Yawn.[/p][/quote]I love you too. Thee Voice of Reason

2:58pm Mon 3 Dec 12

ifallwerelikemumby says...

TVOR atkinson is a right misery like Mumbly , Helga and Sheff. Time to retire these Waldorf and stadler types and let us young uns take over.
TVOR atkinson is a right misery like Mumbly , Helga and Sheff. Time to retire these Waldorf and stadler types and let us young uns take over. ifallwerelikemumby

3:40pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Shelfrhino says...

Ha ha, bradford bulls eh, the comedy gift that just keeps on giving.
Last week the usual suspects like brian and mumbler were going on about big names acts and then reality strikes and BOOM, it turns out the acts are a few fat birds and some weird pub singer type's.

Classic.

Do then wannabee's have to buy a season ticket to be able to enter?
Ha ha, bradford bulls eh, the comedy gift that just keeps on giving. Last week the usual suspects like brian and mumbler were going on about big names acts and then reality strikes and BOOM, it turns out the acts are a few fat birds and some weird pub singer type's. Classic. Do then wannabee's have to buy a season ticket to be able to enter? Shelfrhino

7:10pm Mon 3 Dec 12

-HCK3R- says...

Shelfrhino wrote:
Ha ha, bradford bulls eh, the comedy gift that just keeps on giving.
Last week the usual suspects like brian and mumbler were going on about big names acts and then reality strikes and BOOM, it turns out the acts are a few fat birds and some weird pub singer type's.

Classic.

Do then wannabee's have to buy a season ticket to be able to enter?
Compared to the Whinos idea of entertainment which involves Ronnie the Rhino falling offf the south stand roof trying to abseil !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Shelfrhino[/bold] wrote: Ha ha, bradford bulls eh, the comedy gift that just keeps on giving. Last week the usual suspects like brian and mumbler were going on about big names acts and then reality strikes and BOOM, it turns out the acts are a few fat birds and some weird pub singer type's. Classic. Do then wannabee's have to buy a season ticket to be able to enter?[/p][/quote]Compared to the Whinos idea of entertainment which involves Ronnie the Rhino falling offf the south stand roof trying to abseil !!!! -HCK3R-

11:01pm Mon 3 Dec 12

stubullsfan says...

sounds good. a different type of match day entertainment and the fact that it will save cash paying bands to perform prematch will help the finances. It may bring extra supporters into the ground if you get bands and singers with a following. And if it doesn't work then nothing lost so why not give it a go.
sounds good. a different type of match day entertainment and the fact that it will save cash paying bands to perform prematch will help the finances. It may bring extra supporters into the ground if you get bands and singers with a following. And if it doesn't work then nothing lost so why not give it a go. stubullsfan

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