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Buskers battle it out

Aspiring street musicians have the opportunity to hone their skills at the first ever Busk in London Academy Day at Wembley Park next month.

The free event, at the SSE Arena on 3 June, will offer training to amateur performers and help prepare them for this year's Gigs contest - the Mayor's annual competition for the city's best young songwriters and performers aged 11 to 25.

As well as tips on stage craft, maintaining vocal health and using equipment, the classes will include how to get the most out of the two-week live performance period at Gigs (22 July to 6 August).

Young entertainers taking part in the Mayor's competition will get the chance to perform across a network of high profile locations in the Capital, with the final on 3 September at Westfield London.

Prizes for the most talented buskers include a coveted London Underground busking licence, Roland busking equipment, time in a top London recording studio and a trip to Paris.

  • Budding buskers can enter Gigs and apply for the Gigs Academy Day at www.buskinlondon.com/gigs. Entries close on Friday 9 June

 

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