Wide Days announces showcase acts

Wide Days has revealed the seven emerging Scottish acts that form the line-up of their showcase, which takes place in Edinburgh in April.

Hosted in partnership with PRS Foundation and Ticketmaster, the selected artists cover a range of genres from pop through electronic, singer-songwriter and indie rock, and they will perform consecutively on the second night of the event.

This year’s line-up includes with jazz-infused singer-songwriter Megan Airlie, followed by the gentle tones of VanIves, new pop prospect SHEARS, electronic acts Chuchoter and Eyes of Others, indie rockers Parliamo, and post-punk band Franky’s Evil Party (pictured).

Previous Wild Days events provided early career exposure for acts like Scottish Album of the Year winnner Kathryn Joseph, Mercury Prize nominated C Duncan, Honeyblood, Be Charlotte, Lucia, Rascalton, and Fatherson.

Joe Frankland, senior grants and programmes manager, PRS Foundation says: ‘Wide Days is a brilliant platform for Scotland’s emerging music creators, with a renowned track record of past showcasers breaking through to the next level. As a PRS Foundation Keychange Associate Festival, it’s also great to see Wide Days continuing to push for gender balanced line-ups, as the emerging artists they showcase have every chance of becoming the headliners of the future.’

The event was the first in Scotland to join the Keychange initiative, and in 2016 became the first UK music industry convention to feature a majority of acts fronted by women.

In addition to live performances, the conference programme also includes a lyric clinic, panels on music publishing and how showcase events can deliver for artists.

Saturday’s daytime activities encourage networking and includes a music themed walking tour.

Wide Days runs from 11-13 April and for more information, please visit widedays.com

Photo Credit: Jannica Honey

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