London-based new music festival City Showcase kicks off for 2012 next Tuesday, with five days of gigs, showcases, workshops and panel debates taking place in stores and venues across Central London.
And to provide an overview of what’s in store, CMU’s sister website ThisWeek London yesterday published a TW:Guide to the festival. The 20 page magazine includes a full planner for the event and interviews with some of the new artists taking part, plus a guide for aspiring artists and music business players, with input from some of the industry experts appearing in the City Showcase workshops programme this year, including CMU’s Chris Cooke, Zimbalam’s Chris Dyer, Universal Music’s Morna Cook and a certain Lemar. The tenth anniversary of City Showcase is also marked with a playlist of artists who have played at the festival in the last ten years, including Amy Winehouse, Razorlight, Keane, N-Dubz, Laura Marling, Newton Faulkner and Gallows.
The guide is being distributed at bars, shops, venues, colleges and stations around London throughout this week, plus you check it online at www.thisweekguides.com/cityshowcaseguide. ThisWeek is also offering free wristbands for the festival at www.thisweekguides.com/cityshowcase.
ThisWeek London is a new service from CMU’s publishers UnLimited Publishing, created by the team behind ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, the longest established review magazine at the Edinburgh Festival. Launched in beta-mode this week, the TW team will provide a daily dose of cultural recommendations for the capital, available via www.ThisWeekLondon.com or www.Twitter.com/ThisWeekLondon.