The first of a series of 8 exciting, outdoor, live youth music events in East Lothian takes place on 2 June 2012. These events are being supported and promoted by ELjam, in partnership with a range of other organisations. ELjam is striving to leave no stone unturned in its hunt for talent, and that is where you come in. Acts/Bands/Ensembles/Groups/Solo Performers of all styles are invited to apply for slots at these events. In the interests of diversity and equal opportunities, ELjam is co-ordinating the selection process in collaboration with local event organisers.
The events will run as follows:
Sat 2 June 12.00-4.00 pm Haddington Festival – Neilson Park
Sun 3 June 12.00 – 3.00 pm Tranent Gala Ross – High Playing Fields
Sat 9 June 1.30 – 5.00 pm North Berwick Friends of the Edington Hospital Centenary Fair – Elcho Green
Sat 9 June 10.00 am – 2.00 pm Port Seton Festival of Youth – Port Seton Community Centre Grounds
Sat 9 June 1.30 – 4.30 pm East Linton Gala – Park
Sat 16 June 12.00 -3.00 pm Prestonpans Gala – Mary Murray Park
Fri 22 June 11.00 am- 2.00pm Musselburgh – FestiVale 2012- The Long-ish Day Lewisvale Park
Sat 14 July 1.00 – 5.00 pm Direlton Fete and Games – Village Green.
Acts aged under-25 that are based in East Lothian are likely to be given priority, however those not meeting this criteria are also welcome to apply. Acts need not have previous experience of performing live.
The combined audience for the above events is predicted to run in to thousands, so participation will represent an excellent opportunity for acts to showcase their talents and widen their fan base. ELjam and Youth Music Forum Scotland greatly appreciates any assistance that you or your organisation can offer in highlighting this opportunity to young musicians, and encouraging them to take part!
ELjam and its partner organisations will ensure that all relevant Health and Safety and Child Protection procedures are adhered to during the planning and delivery of these events. Please look out for the promotional material that will be extensively distributed towards the end of May. If you have any question regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact ElJam.