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Future Bubblers // Year 2 Announcement

May 18, 2016

Future Bubblers Year 2 Goes Live

Today we are very excited to announce the official launch of the second year of the Future Bubbler’s journey. As well as the continued backing from the wonderful people at Arts Council England  and Help Musicians UK we’ve got exciting new support vibes from PRSF as we’ve been confirmed as one of their talent development partners AND two new focus cities confirmed for the year ahead:

Sheffield and Hull.

Our partner organisations in each city are:

The Warren & Warren Records - A groundbreaking holistic youth inclusion programme based in Hull, which identifies music as an outlet for young people.

Soundsystem Records - A cornerstone of the Hull music scene, bringing together longstanding music heads with the new talent emerging locally and from the university community in the city.

The Sesh - A weekly musical landmark in Hull showcasing fresh new music.

The Plug - A venue, artist development programme and creative community rolled into one. Switched on and plugged into the most exciting music coming out of Sheffield.

The Inherited Shop – Music meets sneaker store, meets barber shop- a perfect example of the importance of community and a network to spread the word on Sheffield’s music scene.

So if you’re from Sheffield, Hull or surrounding areas – keep your eyes peeled over the next year for exciting workshops, panels, street parties and musical vibes as we set out on the Future Bubblers mission. But remember, applications are welcomed from across England. 

Future Bubblers is our talent discovery and development idea – we want to make in-roads into new areas of England and new areas of music that are often overlooked. This is about supporting and uplifting some of the most innovative and “outside-the-box” music makers from across the country; helping them to make sense of the confusing world that is the music industry but in a very real-life jargon free way and also helping to provide opportunities for local audiences to discover, enjoy and appreciate this sound of music. 

Other important dates:
Applications will start to be considered for the Year 2 Bubblers selection on MONDAY 4TH JULY. Any music maker, producer, singer, MC from across England can apply. Head to and check out the How to Apply section. Deadline to submit your applications is FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST. 

We will be having launch parties in both of our new focus cities.
Sheffield launch – 23rd June at DINA
Hull launch – 29th June at The Adelphi 

If you’re around and would like to come to either of these, keep your eyes peeled on our social networks for all the event info in the next coming weeks. Alternatively you can head to and sign up to our mailing list to stay in the know.

You can also check out our animated ”Introducing…Future Bubblers” video below.