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New Noise Festival - Raising Money for the ‘Help Musicians’ Charity.

Andy Robertson

The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe effect on the life and careers of many musicians and performance artists as the live events industry essentially shut down for the last 2 years. The impact on musicians can range from financial to mental health issues and the industry is now coming together to support musicians in a variety of ways, the New Noise Festival on 4th April 2022 is a key part of that.  

The New Noise Festival is a new initiative that combines discussions and workshops from the industry’s leading influencers along with some live performances. The event will raise money for the ‘Help Musicians’ charity and should appeal to all musicians and performance artists whatever stage they are at in their careers.

The A Side Conference.
The ‘A Side’ conference will feature panels covering the following topics: Helping Musicians, Sex Sells, Music and the Senses, Session Musicians and a Production Demonstration (and Deconstruction). The conference features industry professionals and provides an excellent environment for anyone trying to break out into the music industry.  The specialist speakers will be discussing a wide variety of impactful topics, relatable to both musicians and all sectors of the music industry, along with the chance to learn from an esteemed panel of acclaimed industry professionals.

The B Side Festival.
The ‘B Side’ evening festival provides opportunities for some industry networking with a music label fair and will feature acoustic music from some great emerging artists. The highlight headline act is the upcoming indie-rock band Bandit, named as Radio 1’s Jack Saunders “New Wave” act.

The Venue.
The event will be hosted by the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, one of East London’s most notorious venues (NME). The Old Blue Last has an emporium of past performers to have animated the stage with global music successes including the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Charli XCX. 

Help Musicians.
The New Noise Festival will be raising money for
Help Musicians (Founded in 1930, formally known as Musicians Benevolent Fund), an independent UK charity dedicated to supporting musicians throughout their careers - from starting out through to retirement. The charity offers a spectrum of services, including: creative development funding, health and welfare services, a mental health helpline and a hearing health scheme. Help Musicians provides support at times of crisis and empowerment at times of opportunity and aims to create a world where musicians can thrive.

The event is open to over 18s only and is free to attend but donations are recommended.

Festival Pro supports all the efforts of the Help Musicians charity and have always had a strong connection to musicians and performance artists. For festival organisers planning their events using a software management platform like Festival Pro gives them all the functionality they need manage every aspect of their event logistics. The guys who are responsible for this software have been in the front line of event management for many years and the features are built from that experience and are performance artists themselves. The Festival Pro platform is easy to use and has comprehensive features with specific modules for managing artists, contractors, venues/stages, vendors, volunteers, sponsors, guestlists, ticketing, cashless payments and contactless ordering. 

Andy Robertson
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