’emerge’ Local Band Night

Every couple of months we hold a ‘local band night’ – emerge – which aims to showcase exciting up-and-coming local talent. Keep an eye on our social media for the dates of the gigs.

We pay each band performing 20% of the door takings (entry is £3 per person).

You can apply by emailing emerge@johnpeelcentre.com. Please include where you are based, the genre of music you play, some basic info, and links to you performing live (preferably via a streaming site, eg YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud, etc). If you have a Facebook page, please also include a link to that.

Our Events Team will look at your application along with the others we have received at one of our regular meetings.

We usually receive a large number of applications, and unfortunately we are unable to offer a slot to everyone who applies. If our team choose you for one of our nights, they will be in touch as soon as practical.

Please do not take non-selection as a judgement on your act or music; we have to take a number of factors into consideration when compiling a line-up (eg music style, location, availability, etc).

We will automatically include all acts who have applied within the past 12 months for consideration for future emerge nights (unless you ask us not to). You will also be on our radar as potential support acts for touring bands (our Events Team will be in contact if such an opportunity comes up).