Skellig needs your help in online contest

Ladysmith-based Celtic rock band Skellig is currently No. 2 in the Hard Rock Rising competition and is asking for help to reach top spot.

Skellig — seen here performing at the Celebration of Light in December — is currently No.2 in the Hard Rock Rising online competition.

Skellig — seen here performing at the Celebration of Light in December — is currently No.2 in the Hard Rock Rising online competition.

Ladysmith Celtic rock band Skellig is sitting at No. 2 in voting for 2012 Hard Rock Rising, a global battle of the bands.

Three hundred bands have entered the online competition — which is run through Facebook — to earn a chance to play at the Hard Rock Café in Toronto. With six days left to vote, Skellig is asking for help to get to top spot.

To vote for Skellig, download the song Kingdome Come, the title track from the band’s latest album, here.

Each download counts as one vote. When this round of voting ends, some of the bands will battle it out live at the hard Rock Café in Toronto. The winner will move on to the global competition against 85 other bands from around the world, and ultimately, one band will fly to London to play Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park.

Voting ends Feb. 6 at 11:59 p.m. EST.