Edinburgh Music News #20
Welcome to the 20th edition of The Lowdown. Our weekly roundup of all things music and industry related news from Edinburgh and further afield…
It’s nearly that time of year already… Edinburgh is limbering up for the International Fringe Festival! 2017 will mark it’s 70th anniversary and will see 50,459 performances of 3,314 shows from 49 countries in 313 venues during August, quite a line up! On top of all of that you can simply wander around Edinburgh and enjoy the wonderful and spectacular free street entertainment. For more information please visit: www.edfringe.com
Kelburn Garden Party
The annual Kelburn Garden Party is back from 30th June – 3rd July! It takes place in the lush and historic grounds surrounding Kelburn Castle, near Largs (30mins from Glasgow, 90mins from Edinburgh), known around the world as the site of the Graffiti Project, an audacious plan that turned the historic 13th century castle into an international icon of street art. This year, MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator Akala headlines alongside Mr. Scruff and the world-famous Hot 8 Brass Band. You can view the full line-up and buy tickets here: kelburngardenparty.com/2017
The SAY Award 72-hour public vote for 2017 closed at midnight on 14 June. The Longlisted album with the highest number of votes will automatically secure a coveted spot on The Shortlist, with the other 9 titles decided by this year’s judging panel. The Shortlist will be announced on Thursday 15 June on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 6 Music as part of The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart and Gideon Coe. You can cast your vote here: www.sayaward.com
Step right up! The circus is coming to Edinburgh’s Old Town… The Circus Weekend returns to Edinburgh on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, in association with travelling circus school and performance company, Let’s Circus. From 11.30am – 3.30pm, visitors to the Circus Weekend can take part in the free Circus School, learning how to perform tight wire, trapeze, unicycle and acrobatics in the outdoor circus ring. For more info, visit: channel7a.com/LetsCircus
Studio 24 sadly announced that it will be closing it’s doors for the last time on 24th June. Before they go, they have a few weeks of closing parties! Local promoters, bands and DJs are giving the venue one hell of a send off. Betamax, Rhythm Machine, Pulse, Animal Hospital, Eletrikal, Wee Dub, Bob Fest, Keep it Steel will be hosting shows in the venue for the remainder of June. For full listings, visit their website: studio24club.co.uk
Those in the music industry are susceptible to emotional and mental health issues, stress, alcoholism, substance misuse and many other other addictions, due to the environments, lifestyles and stresses that exist within. The Music Support charity has recently had a backing from the BRIT Trust. In addition to a donation towards its day-to-day operations, the BRIT Trust is contributing to a Safe Tent initiative that Music Support has developed in conjunction with Festival Republic and Live Nation ahead of this summer’s major festivals.
Capital XTRA’s Music Potential helps young people aged 18-25 who are not in employment, education or training to improve skills, develop talent and enhance their employability prospects. The project has launched for the first time in Glasgow this year and deliver workshops from Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood), Dominic Martin (Glasgow DJ Academy), Stage G (Sunny Govan) and much more. To register your interested, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Music Week: “Ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has agreed a $200 million (£157m) deal to acquire Ticketfly from Pandora. Ticketfly currently works with over 1,800 of the top music promoters and venues across North America, supporting 100,000 events per year which generate $600 million in gross ticket sales.”
The Sync Awards are back for 2017 and are set to be even bigger and better than ever before! The Sync Awards are the only awards in Europe to recognise and shine a light on the contribution that sync makes to the creative industries, bringing together all those who work on sync to celebrate the successes of the past year. Entires are open and the deadline on 10th July. Click here to submit your entry.
Demo of the Week…
The first of three videos being released by Edinburgh’s Miracle Glass Company. David McInally filemed this one of the band at Rockchime of the track ‘Where Do You Go?’.
Ever wondered where we hone our finely crafted musical nuggets? Well a couple of weeks ago we invited the very talented David McInally to the Miracle cave (aka Rockchime) to film us putting some songs through their paces. Here's the first of three – a relatively new track called 'Where Do You Go?'. Hope you enjoy.If you want to come see it in the flesh then here's where we'll be over the next month:June 2017:10 Eden Festival (1pm Main Stage)15 The Green Room, Perth17 The Voodoo Rooms – Bar, Restaurant & Function Rooms in Edinburgh, Edinburgh24 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow30 Craft Beer Discovery – Falkirk 2017
تم نشره بواسطة Miracle Glass Company في 9 يونيو، 2017
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