Gigs Academy Wembley Park
SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY
Gigs is the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition and has been showcasing amazing young musical talent since 2009 at some of the capital’s busiest and iconic locations. In 2016 we brought the competition to Wembley Park for the first time and now it’s back!
Gigs is more than a competition – it opens the door to a range of opportunities through the Busk in London programme, including exclusive performance opportunities and paid gigs. There are also some amazing prizes up for grabs. Consider the competition as intense training in the art of public performance.
The day will offer practical sessions including vocal and physical health for performance, stage craft, audience engagement, knowing your equipment, and how to market yourself (online presence/video/website/social media). All participants attend every session and the day ends with a Q&A, plus a special guest performer from one of our successful artists who has come through the competition.
Spaces are strictly limited so to apply to be part of the day, simply fill out the application form. You’ll need to be registered on the site, which you can do here.
GET HERE EARLY AND RELAX
Get here early and grab a bite to eat from the London Designer Outlet. With over 20 restaurants and bars you will be spoilt for choice. If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, do some shopping at one of the 50 outlet stores where you can get up to 70% off high street prices!
FINDING ARENA SQUARE
Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.
Wembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park
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International Busking Day is Saturday 21 July 2018 in Wembley Park. We will be running a programme of festival events from midday – 8 p.m.
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