Liverpool’s Central Library will once again play centre stage for some live music acts later this month.
On Saturday 27 September the award winning programme of live gigs in libraries –Get It Loud in Libraries – will be returning in style with a one off gig from Becky Hill, who has appeared on BBC’s ‘The Voice’.
The event follows on from the success of chart star Nick Mulvey, who played a sold out gig at the Library earlier this year.
Becky Hill reached the top of the Official Charts recently with Oliver Helden’s song Gecko and appeared on BBC’s ‘The Voice’. Now a solo artist Becky is winning fans across the UK with her debut single ‘Caution To The Wind’.
The Liverpool Central Library show , where she will be supported by Shannon Saunders, is a chance to see her in an intimate venue.
Liverpool City Council’s Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The Get it Loud in Libraries event held in March this year was a sell out and a huge success.
“It is fantastic to see our venues being used for some great and unusual events and performances.
“Liverpool has a long and successful musical history so our venues are ideal platforms for new musicians wanting to showcase their talents.
“I hope this event, like previous ones, will encourage young and old to come along to the Library and enjoy the music we have on offer.”
The Get it Loud in Libraries (GiLiL) programme has already shown a great instinct for booking stars of the future with household names like Adele, Jessie J and Katy B playing intimate gigs for audiences of all ages at the beginning of their careers. It is hoped the show continues this tradition for breaking future stars in our nation’s libraries.
GILIL also offers exclusive creative opportunities for young people to get involved and develop their skills in film, photography, web design and event management on the live shows. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Tickets for Becky Hill are on sale now on a strictly limited basis at http://www.seetickets.com/ at £8 each.
Doors are 8.00pm and the shows are all ages.
The GiLiL project connects young people with libraries with no bars and or accompanying license restrictions it allows all ages a chance to see great bands playing live in a real gig environment at an age where they would normally be restricted to big-venue pop concerts and the occasional festival. It creates audiences for libraries and exposes more people to public libraries generally.
Fans often visit the library from all over the country and from abroad to experience a gig in a library with their favourite acts and so Loud in Libraries supports local cultural tourism as well as everything else.
Events are delivered as part of a programme of developing youth audiences and future live activity will encourage young people to develop their creative and music industry skills in a supportive mentoring environment whilst also exposing them to the most exciting new music talent. The programme stages intimate gigs in public libraries all across the North West.