Wednesday 30 May 2007
Love Guitar Hero II? Wish someone other than the cat/your little sister would watch while you play it? How about playing to the same crowd as Iron Maiden, My Chemical Romance and Linkin Park? Thought you might like that. Well, we've teamed up with RedOctane to offer a pair of tickets to Download Festival, with the chance to do exactly that.
Download is being held at Donington Park, Castle Donington, on 8-10 June and Guitar Hero performances will take place on the Third Stage every night, between 10pm and midnight. These two-hour sessions will offer Guitar Hero players the opportunity to perform in front of up to 3,000 moshing fans, and experience what it’s like to be a rock star.
Each night’s best performer – as voted for by the crowd – will pick up a brand new Epiphone Les Paul courtesy of our friends at Epiphone, and the enduring respect of the rockiest festival in the world.Individuals or double acts can perform on-stage, using the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II and the game’s distinctive X-Plorer controllers. Performers will be able to pick from Guitar Hero II’s 40 licensed songs along with the track packs which have been made available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Just in case you don't win the competition, limited spaces will also be allocated on a first come, first served basis at the event – email: email@example.com to register your interest. Alternatively, head to the Third Stage on the night and we’ll do our best to get you up and rocking. But to win the pair of tickets and a guaranteed spot on the Guitar Hero stage, you'll need to answer the following question correctly and complete the tiebreaker. Be entertaining! The best one will win.
How many strings does an electric guitar traditionally have?
Tiebreaker: Complete the following sentence in under 20 words:
The best move/stance in my air guitar arsenal is ....................
If you think you know the answer, click here to email us with your answer, name and full address. Don't forget the tiebreaker! The closing date for entries is Monday, 4 June 2007.
For more information on Guitar Hero or Guitar Hero II, visit the game's official website.You can check out the official Download Festival website here and also drool over Epiphone's website here. Just think - one of those sexy guitars could be yours if you win.
Above: Last year's event saw real moshing to the Guitar Hero tunes. Fancy a go?
Competition terms and conditions
1. Promotions are open to all UK residents
2. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
3. The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value.
4. Prize draws are open to all residents of the UK, except employees of Future, the promoter and their immediate families, the promoter's advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
5. The editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. Only one entry per person. Spammers will be disqualified.
7. GamesRadar will not accept responsibility for loss through technical fault, incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries. Proof of entry is not automatically proof of receipt.