2018 Hub Band Project

Monday 9 April 2018

Are you aged between 14 and 18 and into folk music? Want to be part of the Cambridge Folk Festival? Why not apply to perform with The Hub Band Project to enjoy a weekend of Workshops and perform live in the Club Tent on Sunday 5th August 2018.

The Hub Band Project is a series of workshops at The Hub youth music area, where, led by 4 fantastic tutors from the world of folk and roots music, you will collaborate with other young musicians, forming The Hub Band. This will culminate in a performance by The Hub Band on stage in the Club Tent on Sunday evening 5th August 2018.  It is aimed at those into traditional music (either individuals or bands) who have already bought tickets for the Festival. We do have a limited number of weekend passes to offer to successful applicants who do not already have a 2018 Festival ticket.

We particularly want to hear from instrumentalists, those who love playing in sessions and have a passion for traditional songs and tunes, to take part in The Hub Band Project.

Don’t forget to include your contact details including address, phone number and email. You can make the Soundcloud private for our ears only if you wish. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 April  2018. We will contact successful applicants by Friday 18 May.

Particpants will be selected according to the strength and suitability of their music by a panel of music industry professionals.

Under 18’s will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Weekend passes for successful applicants who do not already have tickets to the Festival (including camping at Coldham’s Common) will be sent out by the first week in July.

Fill in the online application form here: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/cambridgefolkfestival/hub_band_project_2018

IMPORTANT:  The weekend passes available for the Hub Band Project participants are extremely limited. If you wish to attend the Festival and take part in The Hub Band project regardless of whether you receive a weekend pass or not, we advise you to buy them in the normal manner when they go on sale, before they sell out. For more info, contact Hazel.Beale@cambridgelivetrust.co.uk

The number of young people participating in The Hub Band will be limited to 20 to ensure everyone can make the most of the experience. Limited sign up spaces are available at the Festival. However, if you miss the sign up you will not be able to attend. In order to avoid disappointment please make sure you arrive in plenty of time, sign ups start at 11am on Friday at The Hub area and spaces fill up very quickly! This is a weekend long project and you must commit to all sessions in order to be eligible for the performance in the Club Tent on the Sunday.

Above: The Band on stage at the 2017 Folk Festival.

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