We Are Scientists, Reverend and the Makers, Sam Sparro and more

coming to a city near you - Wireless Weekenders

news: Monday 14th April 2008

Following successful years in London and Leeds, the Wireless Festival is coming to five UK cities throughout May with the Wireless Weekenders. Combining some established and up-and-coming acts with workshops from experts on how to succeed in the music industry, the Wireless Weekenders will be held in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

The Wireless Weekenders will feature Young Knives, The Rascals, Scouting For Girls, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Dan Le sac Vs Scroobius Pip in addition to, We Are Scientists, Reverend and the Makers and Sam Sparro.

In addition to the live gigs, each Wireless Weekender event will host an Undiscovered workshop for those aspiring to break into in the music industry. Music enthusiasts will be able to get practical advice and guidance from a wide range of experts on how to get ahead in the music industry.

The Undiscovered workshops will take place on the Saturday afternoon of each Wireless Weekender. Each of the events will be open from 11-3pm and have access to a panel of seven experts including: A&R, artist management, successful musician, producer, music lawyer, promoter, venue owner and music agents. The panel will be giving talks, answering questions and providing advice to any musicians or individual wanting a job in the music industry.

"Over the past three years, the O2 Wireless Festival has established itself as one of the UK's top music events, entertaining music fans in London and Leeds.... With the O2 Wireless Weekenders we can bring everything that's great about O2 Wireless to even more UK cities, including some of the best up-and-coming acts and advice and guidance for people looking to break into the music industry." said Sally Cowdry, Marketing Director, O2 UK.

Launched in addition to the Wireless Festival which is set for London's Hyde Park in early July, The O2 Wireless Weekenders will bring three acts to a different city each weekend during May, as follows:

Friday 2nd May
Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip at Carling Academy 2 Newcastle (£10)
Sam Sparro at The Other Rooms (£8.50)
The Rascals at The End Bar (£8.50)

Friday 9th May
Sam Sparro at Oran Mor (£8.50)
Saturday 10th May
We Are Scientists at Glasgow ABC1 (£16)

Friday 16th May
Sam Sparro at The Night and Day Café (£8.50)
Saturday 17th May
We Are Scientists at Manchester Academy 2 (£16)
Sunday 18th May
Young Knives at Manchester Academy 3 (£12.50)

Friday 23rd May
Does It Offend You Yeah at Carling Academy 2 Birmingham (£10)
Saturday 24th May
Sam Sparro at The Place I Love (£8.50)
Sunday 25th May
Scouting For Girls at Carling Academy Birmingham (£12.50)

Friday 30th May
Scouting For Girls at The Trinity Centre (£15)
Reverend And The Makers at Carling Bristol Academy (£16)

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article by: Scott Williams

published: 14/04/2008 16:45


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