The Conference and Hospitality Show offers unsigned artists the opportunity to play at the first direct Arena, Leeds

The Conference and Hospitality Show, the leading event in the North for event organisers and PAs, is giving unsigned artists the chance to play at the prestigious first direct Arena, Leeds during the show on the 26th April 2016.

Emma Cartmell, managing director, CHS Group said: “The first direct Arena is a world class music venue and is synonymous with some of the biggest names in rock and pop. We are offering unsigned artists a once in a lifetime opportunity to play in the same venue as their heroes. The venue has a large entrance hall, so the artists will perform acoustic sets to entertain visitors as they make their way through it to the exhibition hall. We are also looking for artists to play in our ‘back stage’ VIP area to entertain our hosted buyers and VIPs as they relax away from the show floor. This year we are focused on creating ‘Rock Star’ event planners, so this exciting opportunity gives both unsigned artists a great platform to shine and perform in front of a live audience whilst adding some fun to our show - without distracting from the business environment of the show floor. We really hope to find some stars in the making!”  

So far, four young artists have been booked to play a 30 – 60 minute acoustic set in the entrance area of the venue, and the organisers are looking for more artists to play.  

Artists confirmed to date are:
Bre Musiq – a young soul singer from Middlesbrough.
Boo – a 17 year old from Teesside.
Ty Lewis – a 14 year old singer songwriter
Josh Newall-Brown – a young folk-pop singer from Saltburn

CHS is promoting the bands through social media and traditional marketing, and allowing them to hand out CDs and other promotional material to visitors.

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