Building on the successes of our musical entertainment program over the past years, and with the intention of growing this part of the event in the future, we are proud to announce a special Saturday concert put together in conjunction with Liv.LIVE and featuring six up-and-coming bands and artists from the Liv.LIVE family.
The artists will be chosen through a special competition where bands can be nominated for the concert. Once these initial nominations have taken place a shortlist of 20 bands will be created to move forward to the second round of selections. Fans will then be able to vote (on this website or through the Official 2017 OCTO British Grand Prix app) for their favourite bands and then, on the 17th of July, six lucky winners will be announced and receive the opportunity to perform on the main stage at this year’s British Grand Prix.
The show starts at 6pm on the Saturday and each band will receive a 20 minute slot for their performance. Once all six have performed a voting process starts to decide the winner. You will be able to vote through the www.britishmotogp.uk website or through the Official 2017 OCTO British Grand Prix app. Once voting has closed the overall winner will be announced and given a chance to perform at the closing concert on Sunday evening.
We will be featuring profiles on some of the nominated artists on this page so check back regularly to get to know some of the bands that might be performing. The 20 shortlisted bands will also be listed here along with the final six bands chosen to perform.
We are really excited about building our musical entertainment offering and are really pleased to be able to offer this exclusive competition in association with Liv.LIVE.
The Liv.LIVE concept came out of the years its founders – Ollie and Simran – spent searching for venues and events. Ollie (the frontman) and Simran (the drummer) had been in a band together from the age of 16 and had, like so many other aspiring musicians, experienced the huge difficulties that up-and-coming bands experience in finding opportunities to perform and grow their following. Liv.LIVE is an instantaneous, on-demand live booking service that bridges the gaps between venues, musicians and private events.
This is a crucial time for culture and music in the UK as the past few years has seen some of the capital’s most iconic music venues closing down but thankfully we’re starting to see a resurgence. Liv.LIVE challenges the boundaries of what is traditionally thought of as a ‘venue’.
Now that live music has started to make a comeback, Liv.LIVE is intent on bringing it back in as many different places as possible with our ‘Play Everywhere’ mantra. It seems simple enough to us. The more venues there are, and the wider the variety of venues there is, the more gigs there are. And the more gigs there are, the more music there is.