UK boy band Union J are in Belfast to headline The Big Music Project Live event taking place in Belfast on Saturday 18 October.
Plan B will also be on offer young people insider knowledge and advice on a building a career in the music industry.
The Big Music Project which has already visited London and Glasgow and is hitting Cardiff this weekend.
Speaking about the Belfast event, Union J said,
We always enjoy coming to Belfast to meet our amazing fans and we cannot wait to perform at The Big Music Project Live. It’s an awesome event – you can learn all about the music business, find out about jobs and even win tickets to The BRIT Awards! We wish something like this had come to our towns when we were younger. You don’t want to miss it!”
Workshops run by acclaimed groups such as The BRIT School and East London Arts & Music (ELAM) will advise attendees on how to create a band, how to do a remix and teach them the skills behind recording a vocal. DJ Phil Taggart will come along to share his story on how he made it in the music industry. And music organisation, BPI – the people behind The BRIT Awards – will be there to tell you how you could be attending the show next year.
Showcases for roles in music such as artist management, backstage roles like rigging, lighting, set design and much more. Northern Ireland partners featuring include Generator NI, Oh Yeah, YouthAction NI, The Nerve Centre, Queens University Sonic Arts Institute and Armstrong Learning.
Local artists have also lent their support to The Big Music Project and will perform live in Belfast as part of the event. These include The Wonder Villains, Paul Shevlin, Ryan Vail, PØRTS, Arborist, Go Wolf and The Left Backs.
Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, The Big Music Project aims to help young people in Northern Ireland and across the rest of the UK find work and training opportunities in the music industry.
More info on The Big Music Project Live at the City Hall in Belfast is available on the website