BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens has announced that BBC Music Introducing - in partnership with PRS Foundation - will present four of the best new UK artists at Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, for the first time.
The BBC Music Introducing take over night at Nochtspeicher on September 21 will be hosted by Huw Stephens, with highlights broadcast on his Radio 1 show (10pm – 1am) on Monday September 25.
The four acts to be showcased are pop duo IDER, singer-songwriter Jordan Max, singer/pianist Matt Maltese, and singer/guitarist Nilüfer Yanya.
Read Music Week's recent profile interview with Maltese here.
Speaking about the event, Huw Stephens said: “We are very excited to bring BBC Music Introducing to Reeperbahn Festival for 2017. We have four very distinctive, engaging artists who are emerging and attracting a lot of fans in the UK currently playing, and we look forward to bringing them to a new audience.”
Joe Frankland, senior grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation, added: “We’re excited that our ongoing showcasing partnership with BBC Music Introducing, now in its third year, is including Reeperbahn Festival. We’re delighted to be supporting these four talented artists to be able to access the European market and the opportunities this can bring to their career development.”
By Sophie Nevrkla