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Sage Gateshead announces 7th cohort of emerging artists

The leading venue will welcome 20 new up-and-coming artists for a free Summer Studios residency in August

This August, Sage Gateshead opens its doors to 20 up-and-coming musicians, producers, artists, rappers and singers of all genres for a free week-long residency.

The venue’s Summer Studios programme allows artists to access dedicated rehearsal studios and equipment. Participants will also attend creative workshops from Arts Council England, BAPAM (British Arts for Performing Arts Medicine), PRS (Performing Right Society) Foundation, Sony Music and Supercat PR and receive support from industry experts. Artists will have the option to have a professional photoshoot and film a live session of one of their songs.

Selected from over 80 applications, the 20 participating artists represent a broad range of styles, influences and backgrounds from across independent music scenes up and down the country.

Lucy Scott, Senior Producer Contemporary Music, Sage Gateshead, said, ‘Summer Studios is part of our wider Artist Development programme that provides opportunities for a broad range of emerging and independent musicians working across different genres.

‘We are delighted to be welcoming such a brilliant group of musicians from across the UK to Sage Gateshead this August. We hope their experience on the Summer Studios programme gives them the time, space, support and connections to take their music to the next level, and build a lasting relationship with the venue and our region.’

The participants are: Arwen Ensemble, Boo, Caitlin LM, Chaines and GBSR Duo, Daisy Chute, Hannah Ashcroft, Harriet Bradshaw, Hekate, India Arkin, Jaka Škapin, J2oh, Liza Bec, Joe Ramsey, Mathias Skye, Ponyland, Radikal Queen, Riya, Sara Wolff, Sophie Fetokaki and Yaatri.