THE FUTURE of Rock Challenge events appeared to be in doubt yesterday (Wednesday), but the company has said today it is committed to ensuring all children get their chance to shine.

As previously reported, Southampton O2 Guildhall confirmed organiser, Be Your Best Foundation, cancelled their week with the venue and other places due to stage the competition have also seen last-minute changes.

A spokesperson from UK Rock Challenge said: "Our events will be beginning next Monday, February 11, where we will host six shows at Portsmouth Guildhall.

"We are committed to ensuring the schools, students, and teachers who have put in months of hard work and dedication are given the chance to shine and we are endeavouring to get all shows up and running so students currently rehearsing can get on stage.

"We are working closely with venues, sponsors and schools to ensure the events continue to go ahead smoothly as planned. We appreciate your interest in our events."