NME has teamed up with legendary London venue The 100 Membership to host a final minute dwell showcase to assist bands that had been set to carry out at SXSW this week.
Texas music showcase South By South West was cancelled last week – leaving many new bands and rising artists out of pocket. Now, NME can affirm an alternate London pop up present on Sunday March 22.
“When the cancellation of SXSW was introduced final Friday, it was clear from our conversations with artists and followers that this was extraordinarily disappointing and financially devastating to lots of the bands and musicians concerned,” mentioned Meng Ru Kuok, CEO of BandLab Applied sciences and NME. “We needed to discover a approach to verify the present would go on as a way to assist the rising artist neighborhood.
“The silver lining is that Austin’s loss is London’s acquire. We’re delighted to be partnering with 100 Membership given its particular standing as an iconic London venue and an illustrious a part of the UK’s musical historical past. Watch this area for extra info on the confirmed line up, it’s positive to be a terrific night time of music.”
Sam Craven from The 100 Membership added: “So many nice bands have put time, cash and emotional funding into enjoying stateside at SXSW, and we actually really feel for every of them with the information of its cancellation.
“We’ve at all times tried to assist artists of all sizes, so it’s an enormous pleasure to be placing a present along with NME to assist shine a lightweight on some nice music, and throw our assist firmly behind the artists affected by the cancellation. It’s no comfort for lacking SXSW, however it will likely be a fantastic night time the place bands can play to music followers and nonetheless showcase what they’ve to supply.”
In case you are an artist who has been affected by the SXSW cancellation and are inquisitive about an alternate showcase, please e-mail email@example.com with the topic line: “NME X SXSW present.”
Final week, a senior government medical adviser said that there was no need yet to ban music events in the UK, whereas UK grassroots music venues have called for government help and fan support while suffering “significant” financial losses amid coronavirus fear.
“For those who’re contemplating isolating your self, then that’s your alternative to take action,” mentioned Music Venue Belief CEO Mark Davyd. “We’d ask members of the general public to essentially think about what meaning. Simply isolating your self by not going to the present you need to go to will not be an efficient measure by any means. Concerning a gig setting as being extra harmful than every other is basically incorrect.”
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