3rd August 2015
Saturday 29th August 2015
The Cosmopolitan Carnival in Leicester takes place as part of the City Festival.
There will be a workshop for bands, musicians and singers (see below)
There will be a live music stage in the gardens of Leicester Cathedral, with the following programme of performances:
2pm – Xiao Tan and Shaomin Zhang, musicians from the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)
2:45pm – Billy and Jody’s acoustic experience
3:40pm – Ian Hall Comedy
4:20pm – Kainé Mass Choir Gospel
5pm – Hari Trivedi
5:40pm – Jonezy
6pm – Ayolah Hanley (Leicester, UK) Angelica Baylor (Atlanta, USA)
6:40pm – Afrobeats Paulo Carnoth
If you miss Jonezy at 5:40, he will be performing again at The Shed, later in the evening.
Workshop for bands
As part of the Cosmopolitan festival there will be a free workshop aimed at bands, musicians and singers.
This workshop is for music artists, including bands, and will present important findings from promoters, venue managers and festival organisers.
The focus will be on how bands and artists present themselves when seeking bookings. This will also relate to profiles, biographies and marketing.
The main concern of the workshop to help performing artists and bands to improve the way they present themselves when asking for bookings.
Various speakers will give their views, based on their experiences, and there will be plenty to time for participants to ask questions and make comments.
The workshop will be led by Elisabeth Barker-Carley of Dreaming In Colour Productions and Trevor Locke of Arts in Leicester.
It takes place in the BBC Radio Leicester building (opposite the main stage in Jubilee Square at the top of the High Street)
and starts at 3:30pm
There is no need to book; just turn up and it’s free to get in.