With just four weeks to go until BBC Music Introducing LIVE returns to Tobacco Dock, London, even more gigs and industry-leading guests have been announced for an essential three days of discovery with talks, panels, performances, masterclasses and more. Tickets are on sale now from £12.50 via www.bbc.com/introducing.
BBC Music Introducing LIVE is one of the UK’s biggest, fastest growing and most exciting music industry events, supporting and inspiring the next generation of industry leaders, artists and creatives.
With a headline Catfish and the Bottlemen gig already announced and sold out, BBC Music Introducing LIVE has revealed a host of artists joining the full event line up.
BBC Radio 1Xtra will present the 1Xtra Takeover, an intimate show with celebrated North London MC Wretch 32, drill from Brixton duo Skengdo & AM, East London’s lyrical mastermind Kojey Radical, South London rapper SL, trailblazing R&B from Amun, budding drill star Cillian, rising R&B sensation Kara Marni, urban trio 303 and Coventry’s PA Salieu performing live in the Little Gallery on Saturday night. Tickets for Saturday’s 1Xtra Takeover at BBC Music Introducing LIVE are available NOW for £15 each via www.introducinglive.co.uk.
Catch the cream of BBC Music Introducing as a roster of acts chosen from across the UK perform throughout the three-day event in a series of intimate daytime gigs, featuring the soulful Celeste, plus Easy Life, Irish singer-songwriter JC Stewart, and Lily Moore, Maisie Peters, Olivia Nelson and Rachel Chinouriri.
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THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER
Day one of BBC Music Introducing LIVE welcomes Dermot O’Leary to The Discovery Theatre presented by Spotify, where he will host an audience with supremely talented UK singer-songwriter James Bay. Also taking place that day is Jo Whiley in conversation with Emily Eavis – as one of the world’s most iconic music festivals prepares to turn 50 next year, this is the chance to hear from one of the co-organisers.
Blossoms will bring their famous Pubcast to BBC Music Introducing Live, there’ll be a Musicians ‘Question Time’ with speakers from Festival Republic, Warner Chappell Music and Closer Artists, plus an Abbey Road Studios Songwriting Masterclass with Maverick Sabre, Novelist and Rachel Furner. Elsewhere, check out BBC Asian Network’s panel ‘Women In British Asian Music’, as well as DJ Mag presents ‘EQ50 Reclaiming Space’ a thought-provoking talk from black women in electronic music, plus MTV Breaks presents ‘What Do You Do?’.
Following another record-breaking series, where the music proved almost as popular as the contestants, there will be a chance to chat all things sync with Getting Your Music On TV – A Love Island Special, a talk with the team behind ITV2’s hit reality show.
FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
One of the UK’s most established and respected DJs, Trevor Nelson will be at Tobacco Dock on Friday to talk about his incredible journey ‘From Pirate Radio To Black Music Pioneer’. BBC Music Introducing LIVE will welcome legendary musician Nile Rodgers and acclaimed music executive and manager, Merck Mercuriadis, for a special discussion. In conversation with Merck Mercuriadis, Nile Rodgers will discuss the art of songwriting, his journey through the music business, and what excites him about the future of music, as well as sharing invaluable advice for the next generation of musical talent.
Appointed in 2016 by the Mayor of London as the first-ever Night Czar, Amy Lamé’s role is to ensure that the capital thrives 24/7. Amy will be at BBC Music Introducing LIVE on Friday to discuss ‘Grassroots Venues & Why They Matter’. Meanwhile, DJ Mag will provide vital information for anyone setting out into the world of club promotion wanting to know ‘How Do You Do It Yourself?, while Universal Music host a session focused simply on ‘Breaking Into The Music Industry’.
SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
The final day of BBC Music Introducing LIVE is not to be missed, with even more wide-ranging talks, panels and workshops announced today. Gilles Peterson will host the ‘Futuresounds’ session, introducing attendees to some of the hottest developing artists in the UK and offering a chance to find out more about the support they’ve received. He will be joined by panellists Moses Boyd and Yazmin Lacey. UK Music will be in attendance, presenting a session focusing on diversity within the industry. One of the UK’s most exciting talents, Izzy Bizu will be at BBC Music Introducing for an in conversation session about The Writing Process.
For those wondering how to get vital funds to support those essential next steps, ‘Funding For Music Projects’ with Nao and DemiMa is not to be missed. Plus, since kick starting her career on YouTube at 17 years old, Gabrielle Aplin has only gone from strength to strength, with a no.1 single and top 5 album under her belt and a new album set for release next year. Aplin will be at BBC Music Introducing LIVE for a talk about ‘Being an Independent Artist’ where she will offer her advice and answer questions from those who want to know more. With mental health at the forefront of many industry conversations, DJ Mag’s Editor, Carl Loben will host a Q&A to discuss the topic with Drum and Bass pioneer Jumpin Jack Frost.
Day Tickets £12.50 + booking fee
3-Day Tickets £30 + booking fee
Catfish And The Bottlemen - Doors 19:00 | 16+ SOLD OUT
Radio 1 Dance at BBC Music Introducing LIVE - Doors 18:00 | 18+ £25 + booking fee
BBC Radio 1Xtra Takeover at BBC Music Introducing LIVE – Doors 19:00 | 16+ £15 + booking fee
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