This is an exciting new venture, which provides a unique opportunity for young musicians locally. Reigate & Redhill Music and Drama Festival has teamed up with Reigate College to support young musicians, aged 10 to 18, who want to develop their performance skills in Rock, Pop or Urban Music.
There will be separate sessions for younger and older musicians. The sessions will take place at the Rispoli Theatre at Reigate College, where a full back line of equipment will be provided, so that you can bring your instruments, (bring your breakables if you are a drummer) then plug in and play two songs, or fill a 10 minute slot. You will receive feedback and advice from mentors who are industry professionals to help develop your stagecraft and confidence. In addition you will have the opportunity to watch and learn from other performers who are playing in your session. Shortlisted performers will be invited to play at other prestigious music events.
We are inviting entries from people who are soloists or in a band of up to six players. Soloists may use backing tracks if they wish and any genre of modern music is welcome, whether originals or covers.
We have limited capacity at the Theatre, so we urge you to apply quickly as entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Tickets for friends and family to watch your session will be available via the College website.
There will be 2 sessions, one for those aged 10 to 14 and one for those aged 15 to 18.
Entrants will be allotted a 10 minute slot in the session.
A full backline will be provided and full technical support will be on hand for set up.
Performers should bring their own instruments. Drummers should bring breakables. All other equipment will be provided by College including microphones, amplifiers etc.
If PAT testing or any other safety testing of performer’s equipment is required, entrants will be contacted ahead of the sessions.
There will be no rehearsal time in the programme so entrants should complete any rehearsals before attending the sessions.
Performers are responsible for the care of their own instruments (and related equipment). Reigate College and RRMDF do not accept any liability for performers’ equipment or belongings.
Entry Fees are £5 for each performer. For example bands of 4 people would pay £20.
Spectators’ tickets are priced at £10 per adult and £4 for U18s. Ticketing will close on Wednesday 8 May at 5pm.
Buy your tickets here