Lucy bids for live act crown

Singer Lucy Spraggan, Buxton
Singer Lucy Spraggan, Buxton

A BUXTON singer-songwriter is to perform at London’s O2 after reaching the final of a national talent search.

Lucy Spraggan is to play her mixture of acoustic folk and pop - the two are brought together to create what she calls Fop - at Live Fest, London’s largest indoor festival on July 23, after reaching the Grand National Final of Live and Unsigned.

The final has been incorporated into Life Fest, and will see Lucy performing alongside household names such as N DUBZ, Tinchy Stryder and Kate Nash.

Ten thousand acts originally entered the competition in a bid to be crowned the best Live and Unsigned Act of 2011, with Lucy having to battle it out in a series of live heats in order to reach the final.

“It is amazing, so cool,” said the 19-year-old former Buxton Community School and Buxton College student. “I only entered to see how far I could go and now I’m in the final. I am really looking forward to performing at the 02.”

As well as a regular performer at Manchester Pride Festival, she has toured the United States and recently received rave reviews for her performance at the Shropshire music festival Osfest.

Lucy has also been approached by a number of record labels, but is currently remaining tight-lipped on their outcome.

For more about Lucy and her upcoming gigs, visit or for more about the competition visit