Music Hothouse Students Rock Glasgowbury

Music Hothouse Students Rock Glasgowbury

On the penultimate night of the thirteenth and final Glasgowbury over 40 music students aged 11-18 were given the opportunity to play the festival, putting to use skills and musicianship developed through the Nerve Centre’s Music Hothouse scheme as part of Music Promise.

While the space in the bill was specially allocated to the scheme's young musicians, it was no minor slot, as a rolling roster of seven teen bands including Clueless and The Shirts ruled the illustrious G Sessions stage for the better part of two hours. Each had the privilege of captivating a sea of intrigued festival-goers with two familiar cover versions and an original composition written and arranged entirely over the duration of the scheme. 

For many of the young people, singing and playing musical instruments was something they had never experienced before becoming involved with SYNC Project.

'It was a great project to run through the summer as it kept me busy and I met amazing new people' said one budding performer while another simply added; 'Amazing craic! Made lots of new friends and enjoyed every second making music and just doing what I love to do!'

The crowd was treated to charismatic renditions of classic tracks by everyone from Weezer to the Beastie Boys and Daft Punk, but it was the songs penned by the fledgling performers themselves that truly marked many of them among the future faces of local music.

Music programme manager at the Nerve Centre, Marty McGill said, ‘Gusto, strutting, strumming, jumping, and a downright joyous noise emanated from the G-Sessions stage on Eagles Rock as the Music Hothouse musicians, most of whom were strangers at the start of the week gave it their all. Their dedication and commitment has been second to none and it’s been an absolute joy working with all of them.'

The project restarts for another five days of creativity, collaboration and immense craic on August 5 for young people aged between 11-18. Sign up now for this free opportunity to pick up invaluable skills and make new friends through a shared love of music. Contact: Marty Coyle - / 028 7126 0562

Check out the full gallery of photos showing the Hothouse students' journey from the Nerve Centre studios to the Glasgowbury stage here.

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