If you are or know a young musician who would love to perform live on stage at a summer festival this year then we have two opportunities coming up.

SOMAC Music Stage
Mon 14 – Fri 25 August

This summer, once again we’re running a stage in the centre of Gloucester (King’s Square) as part of the SoMAC festival – a great opportunity for some of the young people we work with – and ones we may work with in the future – to experience the thrill of live performance. Youth performances are 12-2pm.

TADSTOCK  Fri 25 – Mon 28 August  


Once again through Studio340 (which we run in partnership with CCP charity), we’re offering opportunities to perform at Tadstock, a festival based near Burford. A free coach is provided to and from the Festival (Cheltenham pick up and drop off point), tickets and camping free for young people/performers and their family. See below for how to apply (or for any queries contact Malaki mpatterson@themusicworks.org.uk).
Not ready for a festival? We also have a regular monthly gig at The Cavern, Gloucester so get in touch if you’d like to perform there too.

Who can get involved?





The criteria for performers are:
  •  you’ll need to have a piece/pieces of music that are performance-ready, you’ll probably have been rehearsing them for a few months
  • it can be anything from one song to a 15 minute set, any genre or performance type (DJ’ing, singing, rapping, bands, playing an instrument …)
  • we’ll need permission from your parents for you to perform
  • if you’re a band, we’ll need permission from parents of all members
  • you’ll need to be available on one of the above dates, at those times
You’ll be working with music industry professionals who are highly experienced in working with young people and all approved by The Music Works and/or CCP.

How can I get involved?

Get in touch! Email gigs@themusicworks.org.uk and let us know:•   Name of parent/carer if 18 or under
•   Names of the performers and band/artist name
•   If they are a singer/DJ/instrumentalist
•   What equipment they need
•   How old the performers are
•   Where they’ve attended our sessions, if they have
•   If they have a preference for which day
•   A contact telephone number (& whose number this is)

Unfortunately we only have limited places available so please contact as soon as possible otherwise we can’t guarantee a performance slot.