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NEWS FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE

ISSUE 209, June 2017

Rising Starr

HARD ROCK Rising, an annual international battle of the bands curated by Hard Rock Cafe (HRC), has announced the overall UK winner of this year’s competition.

Singer-songwriter Danny Starr saw off contenders Edit Select, Fifth Floor and The Pitchforks during a live performance in the global chain’s 220-capacity London venue in Picadilly.

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One good Turner deserves another 

FOUR-DAY festival and industry workshop Lost Evenings, curated by Frank Turner and OneFest and held at London’s Roundhouse (cap. 3,000), plans to create further educational opportunities for young people following a successful debut this month.

Turner says the event, which paired evening concerts with a programme of talks and workshops including sessions called Getting Gigs, How to Access Funding (in collaboration with Help Musicians UK) and Working in Live Events & Festivals – A Reality, showed promising levels of attendance for its first year.

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Bristol acts get a grilling

GRILLSTOCK FESTIVAL, a 2,500-capacity weekender held over 1-2 July at Lloyds Amphitheatre on Bristol Hasbourside, will be giving space to unsigned and local artistes in a line-up including The Darkness, The Pharcyde and Hayseed Dixie. 

Organised by restaurant chain Grillstock manager James Bird says that the set-up, which he calls “pretty big for a small festival” tends to see crowds in an enthusiastic mood thanks to the food and drink on offer.

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Unsigned awards return with backing 

THE SECOND Unsigned Awards will be held at the 4,500-capacity Brighton Centre on 16 May 2018, having secured support from partners including The Great Escape (TGE) and Live Nation Entertainment, say organisers.

The event’s co-founder and chief of operations Georgina Thomas reports that last year’s event at east London’s Troxy (cap. 3,050) last October, which she says drew 1,500 people, has led to industry connections and plans for a more ambitions second edition.

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

The annual 76-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.
 

 
The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls (2016).

The annual 80-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.