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A collaborative Artist Development programme supporting singers, rappers & MCs aged 18-25

Are you a singer, rapper or MC ready to take it to the NEXT LEVEL?

Co-produced by Big Team and Bristol Beacon, and partnering with some of Bristol’s biggest names in music – Love Saves The Day, Pirate Studios, Crack Magazine and SWU FM – NEXT LEVEL offers Bristol artists aged 18-25 studio experience over the course of one week in April and the chance to perform live at Love Saves The Day.

Applications for NEXT LEVEL have now closed

We received a high volume of applications from some incredibly talented candidates. We are pleased to announce that the final artists taking part in NEXT LEVEL are:


Natalie Oaks
Zero Teddy
Dolly Doo

About the programme

Take part in a week of workshops at Pirate Studios with professional producers and vocalists, including Sam Interface, N.Y.T.A, Fiyahdred, Eva Lazarus, Dread MC and Res One. Join recording studio sessions where artists can present demos, write new material, collaborate through co-writing and rehearse.

Perform at a showcase in front of a live audience and industry panel at Bristol Beacon, alongside headliner Jords and guest host and DJ Vanessa Maria.

Navigate the world of press and media as a musician in a dedicated workshop hosted by Crack Magazine. And, for artists ready to progress to the next level, you’ll be offered a performance slot at Love Saves The Day Festival 2022.

Programme includes:

  • workshops with professional producers and vocalists
  • recording studio sessions
  • PR workshop with Crack Magazine
  • performance showcase in front of a live audience at Bristol Beacon
  • performance slot at Love Saves The Day Festival 2022 for artists ready to progress to the next level


This project has been specially designed to help accelerate emerging artists’ creative development and connection to the music industry. Artists will be placed in professional environments, building confidence and enhancing writing, recording, performance and promotional skills.

Key dates

17:00, Mon 28 Mar – Application deadline

Tue 19 – Fri 22 April – Studio Sessions at Pirate Studios

Sat 23 AprilShowcase at Bristol Beacon

Project collaborators and partners

NEXT LEVEL is produced by Bristol Beacon, Big Team, Pirate Studios, Crack Magazine, Love Saves The Day and SWU.FM

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