Pop Factory Awards 2003

Owen at the Pop Factory AwardsThe Pop Factory Awards 2003 was aired on ITV1 Wales last night, and saw Owen and Joe from The Crimea turn up to accept the award for Best New Talent. Both looked pretty surprised, especially Owen who voted for Jarcrew to win the award. ITV1 Wales’ Pop Factory website has now been updated with details on the show including screen shots of the award ceremony broadcast and a couple of videos of bands playing live on the show. Click [More] to see some shots of The Crimea on the show, I’ll try and get some of my own up soon.


>> THE POP FACTORY AWARDS celebrates the best talent in the Welsh and UK music industry from new, up-and-coming acts to established performers.
>> This year?s awards were held recently at the Pop Factory in Porth, Rhondda when the winners of 12 categories were announced at a star-studded gathering.
>> THE POP FACTORY is the ITV1Wales? pop music series which takes its name from the disused lemonade factory in Porth which has been converted into studios.
>> The categories for this year?s ceremony ? the second to be held ? include: Best Pop Act, Best Pop Factory Debut, Best Welsh Language New Talent, Best Welsh Language Talent, Contribution to the Music Industry in Wales Award, Best Pop Factory Performance, Best Live Act and Best Album.


Best New Talent

Also nominated; Ayra, Culprit One, Goldie Lookin? Chain, Jarcrew, Hot Puppies
Formed by two members of The Crocketts, Davey Macmanus and Owen Hopkins, The Crimea look set to become Wales ?most-likely-to?? band for next year. The release of their first single ?Lottery Winners On Acid? has seen the band receive glowing reviews as well as a session for John Peel.


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One Response to “Pop Factory Awards 2003”

  1. ethan says:

    hi i am ethan i love ur band

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