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ISSUE 218, March 2018

Robotic revolutions

THE ROBOT Needs Home Collective (TRNHC), a Leicester-based promoter, currently working in venues including O2 Academy Leicester (cap. 1,400), The Cookie (180) and Firebug (100), is keen to hear from acts hoping to book shows in the area.

Founder John Helps, who has been promoting for around 15 years, says that the music scene has of late been an impressive one, both in terms of acts and audience.

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Indie week open to all  

INDIE WEEK UK, the European sister event to Indie Week Canada, has opened applications to find acts that will compete for the chance of fully-funded performances on the other side of the Atlantic.

The event, taking place in venues across Manchester including Night and Day (cap. 250), Factory (450), Night People (450) and BIMM on 10-14 October, incorporates performances by around 100 artistes, which Mark Armor of promoter Dusty Pop says has grown as a concept for the past four years.

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Series gives emerging acts a step up 

THE OPEN Artist Series, a new run of talks and showcases aimed at emerging artistes in the North West of the UK, has announced its opening event, held at Band on the Wall (cap. 340) in Manchester. 

Debra King, director of Brighter Sound, who are running the events having received funding from Help Musicians UK, says that the onus is very much on practical advice to give emerging acts more of a chance to find their way up the ladder.

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 Perfectly placed for a showcase   

B’ACINO, A 70-capacity bar in London’s Shoreditch, is looking for artistes to play intimate showcase sessions each month. 

The newly-opened venue has recently invested in new audio equipment says booker Natasha Lopez, and is an ideal setup up for acts looking to perform in an upmarket environment.

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  UK Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 88-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.