added: 19 Sep 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
City Showcase: London 2012 is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The live music festival dedicated to new music will take place in Soho and Central London between 9th-13th October.
Since 2003, the growing list of alumni who've performed their first live gigs on a City Showcase stage include Amy Winehouse, Keane, Gabriella Cilmi, Razorlight, Laura Marling, N-Dubz, Ray LaMontagne, Newton Faulkner, and Hot Chip. To mark its 10th anniversary year in style, the event will be hosting its biggest ever line-up of breaking acts at venues across London.
Alongside venues such as the 100 Club, The Borderline, Bar Rumba, The Phoenix, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Purple Turtle, retail outlets such as the Apple Store, Ugg, Coast, Ted Baker, Brooks Brothers, Kirk Originals and 7 For All Mankind on Regent Street will be involved. This year the festival will feature an electronic music programme at venues such as 93 Feet East and Café 1001.
Artists confirmed for City Showcase: London include Ash Graham (winner of City Showcase: New Zealand 2012), Mark Morriss (of The Bluetones), Lillian Todd Jones, Daniela Brooker, Josephine, Yellowwire, Magazine Gap, Big Cloud Kid, Fractures, Pink Cigar, Rev78, Floodliners, Shanel Brown, Robert Vincent, and many more.
The opening party for City Showcase will be held at The Bedford SW12 on Tuesday 9th October. The closing party will take place at the Amersham Arms in Lewisham (for those aged 14 years old and over).