McFly search for band to support them at the Engine Shed in Lincoln

MCFLY have launched a Battle of the Bands competition to choose the opening act on each of the 26 dates of their new March/April 2012 tour, which takes in the Engine Shed at Lincoln.

The Battle of The Bands has been inspired by the annual competition run by US travelling Festival Warped Tour.

McFly will pick the winners for each of the 26 dates from the top 50 bands voted for by fans.

The competition will be hosted on the band’s official website

All UK bands are eligible and entry is free by clicking on the Battle of the Bands logo on the home page. Bands need a photo and a youtube video.

McFly’s fifth studio album Above The Noise was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date Shine A Light which sold over 300,000 in the UK.

They are at the Engine Shed in Lincoln on April 1.