Glass previews BBC Music Introducing LIVE

BBC INTRODUCING has been the go-to place for sourcing the next big acts in music, and they’re returning this year for three days of musical showcases and talks in London’s Tobacco Docks. 

Taking place at the end of the month BBC Music Introducing LIVE will see an array of emerging live acts from the BBC Introducing roster along with much bigger headliners such as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Annie Howard. 

Last years event

The event will offer a string of intimate daytime musical performances from artists such as Celeste, Easy Life, JC Stewart, Lily Moore, Maisie Peters, Olivia Nelson, Rachel Chinouriri and many more, all of which have been supported by the BBC Introducing platform. 

With tickets priced at a mere £12.50 a day, music fans can get a chance to see the next wave of big acts along with a well-known headline slot for a fraction of the price of a mainstream concert in London. 

Along with musical performances, there will also be a busy schedule of music industry panel talks and conferences which will run throughout the three days, with star studded names and huge musical establishments appearing to join the wider conversation on music.

BBC Music Introducing

Here is the schedule of what’s happening over the three days:

Day One: October 31

– Dermot O’Leary to The Discovery Theatre presented by Spotify, where he will host an audience with supremely talented UK singer-songwriter James Bay.

– Jo Whiley in conversation with Emily Eavis – as one of the world’s most iconic music festivals prepares to turn 50 next year, this is the chance to hear from one of the co-organisers.

– Blossoms will bring their famous Pubcast to BBC Music Introducing Live.

– Musicians Question Time with speakers from Festival Republic.

– Abbey Road Studios Songwriting Masterclass with Maverick Sabre, Novelist and Rachel Furner.

– BBC Asian Network’s panel Women In British Asian Music.

– DJ Mag presents EQ50 Reclaiming Space a thought-provoking talk from black women in electronic music.

– MTV Breaks presents What Do You Do?


Day Two: November 1

– Trevor Nelson will be at Tobacco Dock on Friday to talk about his incredible journey From Pirate Radio To Black Music Pioneer. 

– BBC Music Introducing LIVE will welcome legendary musician Nile Rodgers and acclaimed music executive and manager, Merck Mercuriadis, for a special discussion. In conversation with Merck Mercuriadis, Nile Rodgers will discuss the art of songwriting, his journey through the music business, and what excites him about the future of music, as well as sharing invaluable advice for the next generation of musical talent. 

– Amy Lamé will be at BBC Music Introducing LIVE on Friday to discuss Grassroots Venues & Why They Matter. 

– DJ Mag will provide vital information for anyone setting out into the world of club promotion wanting to know How Do You Do It Yourself?

– Universal Music host a session focused simply on Breaking Into The Music Industry.


Day Three: November 2

Gilles Peterson will host the Futuresounds session, introducing attendees to some of the hottest developing artists in the UK and offering a chance to find out more about the support they’ve received. He will be joined by panellists Moses Boyd and Yazmin Lacey. 

– UK Music will be presenting a session focusing on diversity within the industry. 

– One of the UK’s most exciting talents, Izzy Bizu will be at BBC Music Introducing for an in conversation session about The Writing Process.

– Funding For Music Projects with Nao and DemiMa is not to be missed. 

– Gabrielle Aplin will be at BBC Music Introducing LIVE for a talk about Being an Independent Artist where she will offer her advice and answer questions from those who want to know more.

– DJ Mag’s Editor, Carl Loben will host a Q&A to discuss the topic of mental health with Drum and Bass pioneer Jumpin Jack Frost.

Nile Rodgers at the event last year

BBC Music Introducing LIVE is a brilliant event for young people looking to start or develop their career in the music industry, as it offers first hand advice from members of the UK music industry along with independent artists. 

by Katrina Mirpuri


Tickets are on sale via the BBC Introducing website. More information on pricing can be seen below.

Day Tickets £12.50 + booking fee

3-Day Tickets £30 + booking fee

Catfish And The Bottlemen – Doors 19:00 | 16+ SOLD OUT

Radio 1 Dance at BBC Music Introducing LIVE – Doors 18:00 | 18+ £25 + booking fee

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BBC Music Introducing LIVE is produced by Get On Vision.