Wembley Park Live Academy in Wembley Park

Want to play at Wembley Park? Say hello to Wembley Park Live Academy

Are you a musician living in Brent or the surrounding boroughs? Or perhaps live elsewhere but have a close connection to Wembley Park?

Want to play at Wembley Park? Then we want to hear from you!

In partnership with Busk in London, we're developing a talent pool of local musicians to be part of the new Wembley Park Live performance season starting in June 2021.

Wembley Park Live Academy

To be part of the Wembley Park Live Academy, you need to be 14 years and up, with an easy-listening musical style suited to a wide audience, from classical to country, folk to pop and plenty in between.

If selected to join the talent roster, you will have the opportunity to be part of exclusive performance opportunities and paid gigs.  Wembley Park Live gigs are stripped right back with a grassroots vibe, no big stage or fancy equipment – just you and your music.

Ideally, you will live in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Barnet or Camden.  Don’t live in one of these boroughs?  No problem, tell us what your connection to Brent is and we will take that on board! Everyone is welcome to apply, but in this first round of applications, we will be prioritising performers based in Brent and neighbouring boroughs.

All acts need to make sure they're completely portable, your equipment must be battery powered and you are happy to perform in a stripped-back, lo-fi fashion.  Don’t worry if you are not kitted out with battery-powered equipment. If selected, we will help you get all geared up!

Timeline

Performers selected to take part in the Wembley Park Live season must be available to attend a pre-performance season, coaching and industry day on Sunday 6 June 2021.  This is a free full-day event where you can find out all the details of the Wembley Park Live season, get personalised top tips during a vocal and performance skills coaching session, watch Busk in London veterans do their thing at Wembley Park and put those burning music business questions you have always wanted to ask to our panel of industry experts at a Q&A session.

26 April 2021                          Applications open

28 May                                     Applications close

w/c 24 May                             All performers notified of outcome

6 June                                      Wembley Park Live Coaching and Industry day

June, July & August                Successful performers scheduled

John Clapper, live in Wembley Park

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FAQ's

  1. How many people can my act have?

    Applications are open to solo or duo acts.

  2. How old do I need to be to enter?

    All acts must be 14 years old and up.

    For duos, you will be contacted for the details of all members if successful. All members must be 14 years old and up and will be required to supply details as given by the original applicant.

    For acts under 18 years old, permission to apply will be sought from a parent/legal guardian

  3. Can I use a drumkit in my set?

    Wembley Park is home to residents, businesses as well as visitors.  It is really important that everyone enjoys the space and atmosphere, so no drum kits please (cajons are permitted).

  4. Will I need any insurance if successful?

    If selected, performers will be required to hold public liability insurance (PLI) before their first performance.  You do not require PLI to apply.

Please read the Terms & Conditions here before completing the application form.  You are required to check the box on the application form confirming you have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions.