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Latitude 2018: Search is on to find young artists to perform on Inbetweeners Stage

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 May 2018

Norfolk beat box artist, Frosty performs on the Inbetweeners stage at the Latitude Festival in 2013. Picture: Ashley Pickering

Norfolk beat box artist, Frosty performs on the Inbetweeners stage at the Latitude Festival in 2013. Picture: Ashley Pickering

It is a stage that has showcased talented young musicians and provided the likes of Ed Sheeran and Mullally with “an amazing platform.”

And now the search is on for young artists and musicians to perform on the Inbetweeners Stage at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Access Creative College and The Eastern Daily Press have teamed up with Latitude to offer musicians from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex a lucrative chance of performing at the festival.

Young people aged between 14 and 18 can get involved and audition to win a performance slot on the Inbetweeners Stage in the Teen Area on July 13-15.

Auditions will take place at Access Creative in Norwich on Saturday, June 30. Those interested in auditioning will have to play three tracks in front of an industry panel, who will offer guidance and advice to each act.

With this being the ninth year the stage has hosted and delivered high-quality performances from young music acts from across the region, previous performers to have graced the stage include Ed Sheeran, Mullally and Let’s Eat Grandma.

Hidden within the trees, the Inbetweeners Stage is a very popular part of the Teen Area programme and is stage managed and sound engineered by locally based Access students.

Ian Johnson, Partnerships Manager and Head of Artist Development at Access Creative, said: “For the last eight years the stage has provided an amazing platform for emerging local artists and it’s been incredible to see ex-Access Creative acts like Ed Sheeran, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bessie Turner and Mullally go on to perform on the larger stages across the Festival.”

David Powles, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News editor, said: “This is an incredible opportunity for musicians and young bands from across the region and something which we are proud to support.”

Sharon Reuben, of Latitude Festival, added: “I’m proud that with an area dedicated to teens, Latitude continues to offer opportunities for young artists to develop their talent.”

Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park, near Southwold, from July 12-15. Headline acts performing over the weekend include Solange, The Killers and alt-J.

To register for auditions email ian.johnson@accesstomusic.ac.uk

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