The festival, organised by youth work charity UK Youth and Pontin’s with supporters including Revolution Studios, Roland UK, Marshall and Pointe Blank, will take place from 24th-26th November. It will feature workshops, master classes and auditions for rock/pop bands aged 13-21 and dance groups between the ages of 13-19 to showcase their talent.
The auditions will run throughout the weekend to discover the best up and coming youth music and dance talent the UK has to offer. Participants will be able to meet professionals from across the industry to help develop their skills and make new contacts in the music and dance industries. Supported by Revolution Studios which has been run for over 30 years by Andy Macpherson, famous for his recordings with The Who, Eric Clapton, Deborah Harry and the Buzzcocks to name but a few, the festival will give young bands and acts the chance to get heard and seen by music industry experts.
“We are delighted to be working with UK Youth to develop this exciting new and unique opportunity for young people in music and dance. Pontin’s have always been leaders in the Special Events market and operate nearly 200 events every year including some major music festivals.” says Pontin’s Manager for Music and Dance Kate Miello.
Prices start from £85 half board per person for the weekend which takes place in Blackpool . Anyone wanting further information and booking details should visit the web site at www.festivalstageone.com or contact June Miller or Lynne Kerfoot at Pontin’s on 01257 452452 ext. 4323 or 4222.
Workshops at Festival Stage One include:
Music – MC’ing and song writing; Guitar – lead, rhythm and bass, drums, keyboard; vocal coaching; contracts and legal issues; performance skills – pa and back line; promotion and PR for beginners; music on line; basic recording; mixing and production; modern recording techniques; effects unites, compressors and gates; TV and video production.
Dance – Jazz; street dance; hip hop; contemporary; salsa; fitness and nutrition; promotion and PR for beginners; performance skills; choreography for beginners; TV and video production; costume design.
UK Youth is the leading national youth work charity supporting over 750,000 young people across the UK, helping them raise their aspirations, realise their potential and have their achievements recognised. For further information visit www.ukyouth.org
Pontin’s operate nearly 200 special events every year including music and dance festivals such as All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Further details of the festival can be found at www.festivalstageone.com
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