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ISSUE 214, November 2017

More metal to the masses

BLOODSTOCK, THE 15,000-capacity festival held this year in Walton on Trent, Derbyshire, has launched a significantly-upgraded Metal 2 the Masses (M2TM) battle-of-the-bands competition, giving unsigned and emerging acts the chance to play on the New Blood and Jaegermeister stages. 

Simon Hall, founder of the festival – which won the Best Festival Cap. under 15,000 at the Live UK Awards this year –  says that the popularity of the competition, which is held in numerous venues across the UK, has caused some logistical juggling.

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Conference resonates 
with Scottish industry 

RESONATE, A new industry conference held in Glasgow’s Barras Art and Design Centre (cap. 300 seated, 400 standing) will see luminaries from across the music world engage in debate, discussion and keynote talks concerning the development of Scotland's music industry.

Founder Billy Kiltie says that he hopes to bring together performers, publishers, production teams, managers and agents.

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Escape gets even greater

THE GREAT Escape (TGE) festival is now accepting applications to perform at its 2018 edition, held 17-19 May across Brighton's venues and public spaces.

On that note, booker Adam Ryan says that change is coming next year, as despite seeming at near saturation point within the city, the festival is growing again.

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Jasta search for new talent 

GUILDFORD AND North Hampshire promoter Jasta 11 is looking to significantly increase its output in the new year, and needs more artistes to do so. 

Founder Chris Shepherd - who promotes at venues including Guildford’s The Star Inn (cap. 100) and Aldershot’s West End Centre (200) - is looking for both touring and local talent to fill 2018's schedule.

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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.