West Midlands-based guitar music station Kerrang! Radio is looking to extend its policy of live gigs.

The station - which was launched in June 2004 - has already staged in-studio performances from artists including Franz Ferdinand, Feeder, Kaiser Chiefs, Supergrass, Athlete, Editors and Maximo Park.

The station sees the gigs - which will include Snow Patrol and Star Sailor this month - as an important link with the station's listeners.

The semi-acoustic gigs are each performed for an audience of around 50 competition winners. ..SUPL: