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A Chance to Play Fashion Rocks

Wednesday 12 July 2006 @ 18:07 - GMT

30 Seconds To Mars, Angels & Airwaves, Blue October, IMA Robot, the Pink Spiders and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will compete in a battle of the bands contest sponsored by Cingular Wireless and the Conde Nast Media Group.

The winner will perform atop the marquee as part of the Fashion Rocks concert.

 As previously announced, this EJAF fund-raiser will be held September 7 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Cingular subscribers can vote for their favorite of the six acts by texting a unique code through August 15. Full details can be found on the contest's www.fashionrocks06.com/cingular.





Fashion Rocks, which will be curated by Elton, will include performances by Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Nelly Furtado and the Scissor Sisters. Yet more artists are expected.

 

CBS will air the show on September 8, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time.