City Showcase: London - the live music festival dedicated to new music - has revealed the line up for its 2012 10th anniversary event, taking place in Soho on October 9-13.
The event will host its biggest ever line-up of breaking acts performing across multiple London venues, confirmed names include Ash Graham (winner of City Showcase: New Zealand 2012), Mark Morriss (of The Bluetones), Lillian Todd Jones, Daniela Brooker, Josephine, Yellowwire, Magazine Gap, Big Cloud Kid, Fractures, Pink Cigar, Rev78, Floodliners, Shanel Brown, Robert Vincent, and many more.
Following the Soho Flea Market event on Dean Street in May, City Showcase has secured an outdoor stage on Heddon Street, where Tibits will also host the City Showcase hub comprising a media and bloggers’ lounge, photography exhibition, film screenings and more.
Alongside traditional live venues such as the 100 Club, The Borderline, Bar Rumba, The Phoenix, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Purple Turtle, retail outlets such as the Apple Store, Ugg, Coast, Ted Baker, Brooks Brothers, Kirk Originals and 7 For All Mankind on Regent Street will be involved.
The City Showcase performers alumni include Amy Winehouse, Keane, Gabriella Cilmi, Razorlight, Laura Marling, Ray LaMontagne, Newton Faulkner, and Hot Chip.
The opening party for this year’s event will be held at The Bedford in Soho on October 9. The closing party will take place at the Amersham Arms in Lewisham.
City Showcase covers all musical genres and supports creatives across all disciplines, and this year the festival will feature an electronic music programme at venues such as 93 Feet East and Café 1001. In addition, there will be screenings of works by new filmmakers and new photographic exhibitions.
This is in addition to digital displays of new digital technologies at Inamo on Wardour Street and other West End locations.
For 2012, City Showcase has extended its Finding The Future conference and networking schedule to a four-day panel programme including a conference that will take place on October 12.
Aimed at students, the participants list for the event includes Alan Pell (A&R), Barrie Cadogan (Little Barrie), Chris Cooke (Unlimited Media), Chris Dyer (Zimbalem), Kerry Harvey-Piper (Red-Grape), Martin Heath (Lizard King), Rob Hallett (AEG), Sean Devine (ASCAP), Sophie Garner (vocal coach), Stan Mcleod (Bandwagon), Tony Moore, Tom Pakinkis (Music Week), and Tony Wadsworth (BPI Chairman).
To mark the tenth anniversary, City Showcase is offering free entry to those who register online for wristbands by September 28, otherwise entry to each event will be £5 on the door.
City Showcase Director Nanette Rigg said: “We are now gearing up for our tenth anniversary celebrations with more businesses, brands and venues taking part.
“We are celebrating the last 10 years and looking forward to the next 10 years showcasing more creative disciplines and creating an online festival to equal the real world experience creating even wider audiences for new talent.”