BBC Music Introducing Live confirms 2019 return

BBC Music Introducing Live confirms 2019 return

BBC Music Introducing Live is returning to London’s Tobacco Dock from October 31 to November 2.

The event, which is produced by Get On Vision, was attended by 15,000 young people in 2018, including students from over 50 colleges and universities across the UK.

More than 700 speakers from the music industry took part in over 130 hours of talks, panels and masterclasses, including Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickins, Kano, Jax Jones, Nile Rodgers, and Zoe Ball with Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.

Over 250 emerging and established artists participated in three days of activity, with thousands more artists attending seeking opportunities. There were also secret surprise performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, Tom Grennan and Declan McKenna and live music events each evening, with Ben Howard and Deadmau5 taking to the stage to perform. Over 20 hours of shows were broadcast live from the studio during the event across BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra and Radio 6 Music.  

James Stirling, head of BBC Music & BBC Music Introducing, said, “It was amazing to see the UK music industry come together to support the inaugural BBC Music Introducing Live event. BBC Music is dedicated to developing the next generation of artists and music industry professionals around the UK and this event is a true inspiration for all who participate.”

BBC Music is dedicated to developing the next generation of artists and music industry professionals around the UK

James Stirling

BBC Music

BBC Music Introducing presenter Abbie McCarthy said: “BBC Music Introducing ive was so much fun last year! It's a great opportunity to meet listeners, aspiring musicians and people from all across the industry – plus I heard a lot of awesome brand new music in the demo listening sessions.”

Martin Mills, of Beggars Group, added: “The event had a great buzz to it, and is very valuable to young people looking at a career in music.” 

Early Bird tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 11. General admission day tickets are priced from £10, with three-day tickets available from £25. 

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