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SoundCity 3: 200 Young Musicians Play a Festival in One Night!

 

On 14 March over 200 young musicians from the city took to the stage as part of SoundCity 3. The diverse programme ranged from samba to punk, folk, rock, classical and jazz, giving the feel of a music festival in one night.

 

15 different acts performed, hailing from SoundCity partner organisations and secondary schools across Brighton & Hove. Compered by Guy Lloyd (Juice FM) and Viv Harnden (AudioActive), the musical action unfolded across two stages at the Corn Exchange. There was even a flash mob featuring 40 wind, brass and percussion players emerging from the crowd while playing an arrangement of Balkan-inspired hit ‘Sam and the Womp’.

 

It was great when everyone walked through the audience and then came on stage. It made me me really happy to hear all the cheers!’ said Alex (age 12), who performed with Balkan Beats.

 

Students from City College filmed the event which was live streamed on the night. Over 1000 people viewed the film in the first 24 hours and if you missed the gig, or simply want to relive some of the fantastic performances you can still watch the live stream.

 

Laura Callaghan Grooms, Director of Hand on Heart Arts and audience member said ‘This was hands down one of the best youth music showcases I’ve ever seen. Diversity, energy and commitment.’ 

 

This was the third annual showcase from SoundCity and this year’s celebration of young musical talent included a record number of partners and schools performing in the music education hub’s annual show. The event audience (both live and online) is also increasing year on year. 

 

 

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The diverse programme ranged from samba to punk, folk, rock, classical and jazz - a musical festival in one night

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