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Give a Gig Week

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From 27 March to 2 April 2023, Give a Gig Week brought together artists, fans and local communities who want to equalise access to music for young people nationwide.

Anyone was able to get involved by putting on a gig or buying a ticket. 

give a gig week headliners

2023 Headliners

Give a Gig Week 2023 saw a whole host of incredible headliners performing...

Hamzaa (with support from EVA and Jasmine Rowland (DJ set) - Monday 27 March, Amazing Grace

Tia Kofi (with support from Queer House Party (DJ set) and Jason Patel) - Tuesday 28 March, Moth Club

Jordan Stephens - Sunday 2 April, The Lower Third

Parthenope (with support from Molly Graham) - Sunday 2 April, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's

2023 Highlights...

Catch up on all the vibes from Give a Gig Week 2023.

EVA plays Amazing Grace at Give a Gig Week 2023 / Photo: Dylan Maggs

2022 Highlights

Headline gigs

  • We hosted 3 headline gigs: BICEP at Stealth, Old Dirty Brasstards at Fox & Firkin and Sugarcane at Ronnie Scott’s.

Partner gigs

  • 26 Youth Music-funded projects hosted their own Give a Gigs.


  • We recruited 5 aspiring creatives from across the UK to work on the campaign.

Guestlist donations

  • Artists including Example and Girl In Red raised money for us at their gigs by collecting donations from people on their guestlists.
Otis Mensah at Servant Jazz Quarters, London / Photo by Ella Sadler

NextGen Testimonials

“Thank you so much Youth Music for the sick opportunity! It was so lovely to meet everyone and am so grateful I got to work with you all, honestly such good energy!”
Susana, NextGen videographer

“Now that I have Ronnie Scott’s on my ‘performance resume’, I feel a lot more confident and motivated to push myself as a singer it’s already been a huge help securing new gigs this summer.”
Molly, Sugarcane band member

“I got a couple of gigs out of it and I also made a few good contacts. I also got a bigger following out of it on social media (my Instagram following almost doubled), and my listen stats on Soundcloud went up and have stayed that way.”
Maisie, Jake Bugg support act

Get involved

Put on a gig

Help us equalise access to music for all young people and put on a gig during Give a Gig Week. Whether it's a small gig at your local open mic night or a whole line up at a bigger venue, everyone's welcome to get involved.

Simply register your gig with us, and after the event you can donate the proceeds via our website.

Buy a ticket to a gig

Want to see big artists playing great venues? Or be the first to catch young emerging artists taking part in the projects we fund across the country? There's gigs of all sorts taking place during Give a Gig Week. Check out who's taking part and buy a ticket now.

Give a Gig FAQs

How do I get involved? How do I fundraise? Find out all the info you need here.

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