The Mayor of London has organised the ‘Gigs – Big Busk’ competition which invited performers aged 11 – 25 to showcase their talents during the Olympics.

Starting this Friday, the 27th of July, shortlisted entrants will perform live gigs in iconic London locations, including Olympic venues and the London Live sites in Hyde Park, Victoria Park, and Trafalgar Square.

One performance from each act has been filmed for the competition by Leopard Films and uploaded to YouTube to be put to a public vote. Finalists will be announced in September and the winner will be crowned after a live play off at a grand final event.

As well as the chance to perform, entrants can also win a London Underground busking license, music equipment and training.

To watch the entrants and vote and find out where and when the performances are go to the official website: