It's the final call for budding young musicians and singers to sign up to the capital's annual busking competition.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is urging talented artists aged 11 to 25, across west London to take the plunge and enter this year's Gigs contest.

Whatever your music style - from classical to pop, or R&B to folk - you can enter in one of three categories: youth for 11-15-year-olds; soloists and duos aged 16 to 25; and groups for two to eight members, aged 11 to 25.

Performers bidding for stardom have until Sunday )May 31) to submit their entries, and those shortlisted will have the chance to perform live at some of London's most iconic locations including St Paul's Cathedral, Westfield London, and major rail and tube stations.

Mr Johnson said: "There are talented musicians in every corner of the capital who have a dream of becoming a major star like Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, or Adele.

"Gigs is a fantastic opportunity to get exposure, build your confidence and expertise playing live and win prizes designed to hone your craft.

"Come on, you've just under two weeks to enter and be part of one of the biggest music events of the year."

Gig, has helped kick-start a number of careers including singer-songwriter Robbie Boyd, James Riley and Tom Butler.

To enter, register and upload a video, and those shortlisted will have the chance to perform live between July 18 and August 8, with online voting open until August 30.

Contestants will have the chance to play at this year's Busk in London festival, which kicks of on July 18, as part of the first National Busking Day.

The best six acts in each category - as chosen by expert industry judges and the Gigs public vote - will go head-to-head in the grand final at Westfield Stratford City on September 6.

Among the prizes up for grabs this year include a licence to busk on the London Underground, recording time, coaching from chart-topping songwriters, equipment and the chance to busk in Paris.

Sign up for Gigs 2015 online at or