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Ghost Road Festival 6-7 Nov 2021


Ghost Road Fest is a multi-city two-day festival with a mission to offer opportunity for the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming bands, provide mentorship programmes and paid work experience for young people who are interested in a career within the music industry. Having previously announced stellar artists such as Moses, The Virginmarys & Sheafs, as well as DJ slots for the likes of Christian Carlisle, Charlie Ashcroft & Shell Zenner, the line-up will be completed on Friday by the unveiling of Bang Bang Romeo, Salvation Jayne & The Elephant Trees.

Ghost Road Fest is a multi city two day festival with a mission to offer opportunity to the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming bands, provide mentorship programmes, and paid work experience to young adults from underprivileged backgrounds who are interested in a career in the music industry.

The festival’s ethos strongly supports inclusivity, creativity, gender equality, and opportunities for the young.

The festival will offer proportional representation with a hope to stimulate the underground music scene post Covid-19. The two shows will help the up-and-coming bands gain a further reach with their music, and a chance to play to a larger and different audience outside of their hometown alongside national DJs performing at the events; opening doors to networking opportunities to artists, interns and audience members alike.

Inclusivity
Ghost Road Fest encourages everyone who loves and has a passion for music to come along to an exciting, safe, inclusive festival in the name of live music.

Creativity
Music by nature is creative, Ghost Road Fest solidly promotes the UK’s most exciting up and coming artists in an intimate environment.

Opportunity
Ghost Road Fest supports not only up and coming artists but creatives within the industry too by offering a mentorship programme and paid work experience. It opens opportunities for young people (18-25 years old) to work first hand within a live music situation at a festival inaugural year.

Gender Equality
Proportional representation is at the heart of everything Ghost Road Fest stands for, both artists and crew are fairly represented with an equal split throughout.

Aspirational
The festival aims to encourage young people to one day host their own events and work within the music industry.

Festival Partners

Kycker
Blackstar Amplification
Vocalzone
Piston Head Foundation
These Bloody Thieves
The Zine
Knight PR

“Ghost Road has carefully selected our bands to offer equal opportunities and representation from well-known bands to those that are up and coming in the industry to share the amazing stage!

We’ve chosen our bands to give our revellers an awesome show and blow out their eardrums with some amazing music over 2 nights

One of our main aims when putting together Ghost Road Fest was for it to be a safe and welcoming place for all. We want everyone in attendance to feel reassured they can revel and enjoy themselves in a safe environment” Alex (Festival Organiser)

“All of the bands for Ghost Road Fest were chosen by myself and Alex (next year we hope to be able to open up the process so bands can apply, which is so exciting that we’ll have the chance to discover some new music) we have a strict policy with our festival that we only work with nice people, weird I know, but it makes everything so much more enjoyable to work with nice people! We felt very strongly that our festival would feel really inclusive and I think that reflects really well with our line up, as proportional representation was something that we were very passionate about.

 We chose a range of bands from those just starting out to those who are a little more established so it really gives a chance for the more emerging bands to not only play outside of their home town but to play alongside bands that are a little further along in their journey.” – Lori (Festival Organiser)

6th November 2021 – London https://ghostroadfest.bigcartel.com/product/ghost-road-fest-london 
7th November 2021 – Leeds https://ghostroadfest.bigcartel.com/product/ghost-road-fest-leeds 

 
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