Dan Ackland - Underscore - at Amplify - urban youth music GloucesterLove urban, rock, EDM and pop music? Make music yourself? Don’t miss Amplify 2, the Sound it Out team takeover day, Friday 18th August in central Gloucester (King’s Square SOMAC stage). Scroll down for the poster.

The day kicks off at 11.30am with a music industry Q&A session for budding music producers/creators, featuring Bristol-based DJ/producer NYTA (New York Transit Authority). At 1pm the performances kick off, ending with headliner NYTA, and at 8pm there’s a not-to-be-missed Glow-Rave after-party at the Cavern.

All of this is supported by music industry professionals from The Music Works, the Bristol EDM scene, and The Roundhouse, London, and it’s all free! Read on for more details.All of this is supported by music industry professionals from The Music Works, the Bristol EDM scene, and The Roundhouse, London, and the beauty is, it’s all free! Read on to find out more …

MUSIC INDUSTRY Q&A – 11.30am-12.30pm

If you’re a music producer who creates your own electronic music and you want to take it to the next level, this is the event for you. Get tips and advice from Radio 1-featured Bristol-based DJ/producer New York Transit Authority (’80s electro, house & techno but with a UK bass-led kind of twist).  Learn industry secrets to develop your music, get it heard, make connections and avoid the pitfalls.

FEED YOUR SOUL AND MOVE YOUR BODY WITH LIVE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES – URBAN, ROCK, EDM, POP AND MORE – 1.00-8.00pm

The live music element kicks off at 1.00pm on the SOMAC stage in King’s Square. It will feature acts chosen by young people: The Ellipsis, Kelimarie, Kruewl, including associate artists from The Roundhouse, Camden, Joe Winter, Modupe and Joss Ryan (find out more about these Resident Artists).

The day finishes with headliner NYTA followed by a Glow Rave after party between 8pm – 10pm hosted by The Cavern, and featuring DJs NEXUS, Underscore and Jack Van Delden-Wilce from the Sound it Out  youth voice team.

The take-over day is run by the Sound it Out youth voice team, a group of young musicians from Gloucestershire who get together monthly to make things happen, raise their profile and develop and promote the music scene, supported by The Music Works.

WANT MORE THE REST OF THE WEEK? CHECK OUT ROCK, POP, BANDS, SINGER SONGWRITERS, AND MORE DAILY ON THE SOMAC STAGE

The Music Works will also be programming the SOMAC stage daily throughout the two weeks of the festival from Friday the 12th to Friday the 25th of August, and delivering hip hop workshops at the urban weekender on the 12th/13th.

For timings and further details – watch our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for news as it breaks and visit the website www.themusicworks.org.uk.

The Music Works SOMAC events are supported by Marketing Gloucester, Gloucester Culture TrustMake Music Gloucestershire, the county’s music education hub.

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