Are you a budding Adele, Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith? Does your band or ensemble write its own material? Could you be the nation’s next Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Britten or Novello?


Peterborough Music Hub and the Peterborough Music Festival have joined forces to present a fabulous opportunity for local composers to compete in a Youth Music Showcase of original new music and compositions as part of 2016’s Peterborough Music Festival.

It’s being held at Voyager Academy Auditorium, Mountsteven Ave, Walton, Peterborough on Saturday March 19, 2.00-6.00pm but entries must be made by February 29.

The showcase includes three classes:


Solo or duet. Own choice of original composition,not exceeding 5 minutes

Solo Instrumentalist

Own choice of original composition, not exceeding 5 minutes


Maximum 8 performers. Own choice programme of original compositions, not exceeding 8 minutes

All entrants must be 18 years of age or under.

The overall first prize is an 8 hour recording session courtesy of Laffing Boy Music, together with £100.

Three runner up prizes of £50 will be awarded to the most promising artists across the competing categories. Prizes will be awarded by an independent industry professional.

The entry deadline is February 29. Further details, entry fee information and online applications can be made at

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