May 2017 catch up!

It’s been a really busy month for all of us at PSL but the festival is taking shape and we’re all really excited to show you guys what we’re up to!

If you haven’t already, check out our previous post and get to know everyone on the PSL team: https://projectsoundlounge.co.uk/meettheteam/

Marketing are working on designing a new logo and flyers and we’re coming up with ideas for new social media campaigns. We also have an interesting collaboration announcement to make soon – keep your eyes on our Instagram! @projectsoundlounge

Programming are working on confirming acts for the festival, sending out contracts to secure our acts and fitting them into time slots on the day. So far we have an amazing line-up and we can’t wait to finally reveal those to you all in the coming weeks!

Production are sorting out all info for Town Hall, the overall schedule for the festival and working out what needs to happen on the day so everything runs smoothly. The team are also working on an amazing upcoming event which we will be announcing on social media soon – but our lips are sealed for now!

Keep checking back for further updates and information about the Project SoundLounge 2017 festival – all will be revealed soon!

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Project Sound Lounge 2017!

A new year, a new Project Sound Lounge…

It’s been a busy couple of months since we all started the Project but the team is really getting to grips with the planning process for the festival. So far we’ve done loads of networking and had some really interesting and useful workshops from various members of the Town Hall & Symphony Hall team, including members of marketing, programming and production.

We are split into three groups: marketing, programming and production. We all work on group tasks in our team and then feedback and discuss it in the whole group so everyone can bounce ideas off of each other and help out each team, and it keeps everyone informed about what’s going on and when things are happening.

Currently we’re focusing on the theme of the festival, including selecting the artists and really looking at what we want you guys to take away from the festival – as well as a few other things but everything will be revealed soon, watch this space!

Here’s a couple of pictures of some of our team in action:

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Workin’ hard

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Workin’ hard

– PSL marketing team

Project SoundLounge is now recruiting!

Fancy a career in music or the Arts but not sure where to start?

If the answer is ‘yes’ and your aged between 16-25, then Project SoundLounge needs you!

The group takes on all the programming, producing and marketing of the festival. You’ll gain valuable experience working in the arts, and develop skills in artistic programming, digital media and communication.

 

If you’d like to apply download and complete the application form that is available at www.thsh.co.uk/join-in/young-people/sound-lounge-festival and send to projectsoundlounge@gmail.com before the closing date Wednesday 11th January 2017, at 12pm.

 

 

SoundLounge Festival 2016 Review

Project SoundLounge is over for another year and it finished with a bang as SoundLounge Festival took over Town Hall on Saturday 6th August. The afternoon session was kicked off by a familiar face from last year’s project, the wonderful AffieJam. She was followed by a selection of the freshest female talent including Barbella, Truemendous, Kemi Sulola and MArieè. One particular highlight of the session was Barbella’s impromptu PSL chant which was taken up by the crowd!

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After a short break Docrha turned up the volume for the evening session, introducing their unique and powerful sound. This was followed by the jazz and soul influenced Butternut and the psychedelic rock band, Karl Monroe to finish the night.

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Photo credit: NUBI magazine

The team of young people behind the festival have worked incredibly hard over the past 8 months to create an event which showcased and celebrated diverse talent from across Birmingham. Taking on various roles leading up to festival and during the day itself the group learned a variety of skills in programming producing and marketing a festival and gained real life hands on experience. The festival was very well received and the feedback from audience, artists and crew members was incredibly positive.

Full Line Up!!

On Saturday 6th August 2016 the Project SoundLounge Festival will be bringing a full line up of amazing artists to the Town Hall stage with music from 3pm-11pm. Doors open 2.30pm, FREE ENTRY.
(Click Here to obtain limited Free Ticket)

Showcasing the best under the radar performers from across the city, the freshest female talent will take the stage in the afternoon, then as the night progresses we up the volume for three genre-bending bands!!

FULL LINE UP:

15:00 – Affiejam
www.soundcloud.com/affiejam

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15:45 – Barbella
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16:30 – TrueMendous
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17:15 – Marieè
www.soundcloud.com/ittsmariee

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18:00 – Kemi Sulola Artist
www.soundcloud.com/kemisulola

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18:30 – 20:00 – BREAK

20:00 – Dorcha
www.dorcha.bandcamp.com/releases

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21:00 – Butternut
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22:00 – Karl Monroe
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Come on down to celebrate the amazing talent and creativity we have in our amazing city!

Project SoundLounge is Town Hall Symphony Hall’s youth development programme enabling young people to create an arts festival in Birmingham. The 16-25 year old participants take on the programming, producing and marketing of the festival, building a range of employability skills.