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Festival is an annual planning-season supplement of LIVE UK, published in December, January, February and March – when the bulk of festival production deals are concluded – providing news, features, information and events data for the business people behind festivals. From April to August, it becomes a two-page section within LIVE UK.

ISSUE 208, May 2017

Opportunities for galactic showcase

PKD FESTIVAL, a 9,000-capacity event held at the Rosyth Civil Service Club in Fife on 15 July, is encouraging solo and duo acts to apply for a chance to perform on the Galaxies Collide stage.

The festival’s founder Mark Bennett says that the event, which has grown from a small charity function to hosting headliners, has always been keen to promote emerging acts on both local and from further afield.

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Parish sees growth in its congregation

THE TEAM behind The Parish in Huddersfield is sensing a growing and widening local interest in live music, as the 150-capacity venue enters a second decade of hosting shows.

Booker Mikey ‘Shiraz’ Baird says that the summer is shaping up well, with 20 nights already confirmed in June.

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Jack gives more acts a shot

PROMOTER THIS Feeling and Jack Daniels (JD) will be working with seven emerging acts from across the festival season, taking its Jack Rocks stage to events such as The Great Escape – using the Hope and Ruin (cap. 100), The Isle of Wight Festival (cap 55,000), TRNSMT (50,000) in Glasgow and Reading Festival (90,000).

Senior JD brand manager Michael Boaler says that the initiative continues a tradition of helping emerging artistes expand their fanbases and get noticed by the rest of the industry.

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New artistes are key for Green Man 

GREEN MAN Rising, the annual competition giving emerging talent the chance to perform at the 20,000-capacity Green Man festival’s main Mountain Stage, is now accepting applications.

Festival director Ben Coleman says that the contest, which has been running since 2008, also allows room for additional runners-up to play the Rising Stage, added in 2012 to feature more emerging talent.

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