IMMERSED FESTIVAL, a one-day conference, music festival and showcase for local talent, returns to Cardiff’s Tramshed (cap. 1,000) for a second year.
Produced by students at The University of South Wales, the event will take place on 30 January in collaboration with the Music Managers Forum.
Among artistes who will be performing are Richard Ashcroft, Tom Grennan, Bad Sounds and emerging acts Elina Lee, Sonny Winebago and Bloom.
“Wales music scene is the most colourful and welcoming – there is something new and fresh being performed from each corner of the country, consistently fuelling creatives with more inspiration which really encourages our scene to grow,” says student organiser Emily Kocan.
“I’m excited to be a part of Immersed, as it’s given us a platform to showcase the acts that make the Wales scene what it is.”
Ocean Colour Scene’s Damon Minchella, head of the University’s Popular Commercial Course, has given his assistance to the students in organizing the festival, and will be performing with Ashcroft.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for young artistes to share a stage with some of the industry’s finest,” says Minchella.
Conference sessions will include David Coker discussing the creation of music and the Music Education Symposium and academics investigate the issues facing popular music education in Wales.
Conference and festival tickets cost £30, or £20 for students. Any profit will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.