Do you have a great idea for a music event and just need the funds to put it on?
Want to showcase local guitarists, have a dance night or express your musical interests to the world?
The Knowsley Musical Festival call-out could be for you!
Knowsley Council is inviting promoters, venues and programmers to submit a bid to be part of this year’s Knowsley Music Festival.
Running from Thursday 10 November to Saturday 19 November 2022, Knowsley Music Festival is part of the borough’s celebrations as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture and will be a celebration of all types of music. There will be appearances from some of Knowsley (and Liverpool’s) most famous exports as well as up and coming performers who’ll showcase their talents.
A key part of the festival will be the support from local venues, promoters, programmers and performers who have the chance to bid for funding to present a gig as part of the festival. These bursaries will be for between £250 – £500 and Knowsley Council’s culture and events team want to hear from anyone who has an idea for a music event.
Knowsley Music Festival is being designed by Liverpool-based music consultant Yaw Owusu who has worked with high profile events and organisations like Universal Records, the MOBOs, MTV and the BBC to name just a few. Yaw said: “I am thrilled to be curating such a special music festival here in Knowsley that will give audiences the opportunity to see world-class talent in some very special venues across the borough. However, grass-roots venues and performers are crucial to presenting a full programme that really demonstrates the musical passion and talent that exists across the borough so I would urge you to come to us with your ideas – we can’t wait to see them.”
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “I’m really proud that we are financially supporting this call out. It is a fantastic opportunity for our local venues to be involved in such an exciting festival. Not only does it create a really rich programme of music events, with something for everyone but it also supports our local businesses.”
Applicants have until Monday 17th October by 5.00pm to apply and will be told if they are successful on Monday 24th October.
Confirmed acts for the Knowsley Music Festival will be announced soon – keep an eye on www.cultureknowsley.co.uk or follow @cultureknowsley on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news!