A new UK Elvis festival launches

Elvis International UK Festival & Contest Lakeside Country Club, Camberley, Surrey, UK Friday 31st Oct - Sunday 2nd Nov 2014 Book Tickets >> Sixty years after Elvis first walked into Sun Studios to record his first single ‘That’s Alright’, Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world are being invited to the South’s biggest celebration of ‘The King of Rock n Roll’ at a three day event at the Lakeside in Camberley, Surrey this Autumn. The Elvis International UK Festival & Contest, which takes place from October 31st to November 2nd, will include the International Elvis contest, after show parties, Elvis big-screen discos and all things Elvis with the ultimate prize giving the winner the chance to take part in the Images of the King world finals in Memphis in 2015. The contest will also include a ‘Gospel Showcase’ and a unique “The Voice” style vocal competition with the contestant performing out of sight of the judging panel ensuring that the ETA is judged on vocal ability alone. This exciting new festival also includes showcases from world class ETA’s Mario Kombou and Gordon Elvis PLUS an exclusive performance from BILL CHERRY from the USA- all of whom have won world titles in Memphis, Tennessee in previous years. Bill Cherry, from Illinois USA, who has never before performed in the UK, has won a whole host of awards. As well as winning the Ultimate Elvis Competition in Memphis in 2009, he also won the Ultimate Tribute Artist Preliminaries in Tupelo, Mississippi the same year– making him the first ever ETA to win the title at both the birthplace and the hometown of Elvis Presley in the same consecutive year. Mario Kombou has notched up over 6,000 UK and international performances to date including the lead role in the hit London West End musical production of Jailhouse Rock (in the role of Elvis Presley's character Vince Everett) which had a successful run at the Piccadilly Theatre. Mario also won the Images of the King competition in 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee and currently tours with his own successful concert production “The Elvis Years”. Images of the King Champion 2012, Gordon Elvis, will also be performing at the Festival. Gordon has a huge international following and is well known as one of the leading ETA’s in the world. Gordon also won the European Championships at the Hilton in Birmingham in 2013. There will also be a whole host of other special guests at this event from countries all over the world and the judging panel will be led by Todd Slaughter from the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Great Britain. Lakeside Country Club is one of the UK’s premier international cabaret and entertainment venues providing first class facilities, easy access and a unique atmosphere that takes you back in time – enhancing the overall Elvis experience. Contestants: Please call 01473 660 800 for an entry form. Special accommodation rates are available at Lakeside International Hotel. Running order and acts are subject to change. Book Tickets >>