The first Future Yard Festival takes place in Birkenhead on The Wirral this August Bank Holiday. The line up features headliners Anna Calvi and Bill Ryder-Jones alongside brilliant and exciting talent from the UK and beyond. Mostdeffo’s very own Eyesore & The Jinx and Beija Flo are delighted to be on the line up, which features a number of acts not just from the region, but from The Wirral itself – Queen Zee, Forest Swords, Bill Nickson and of course Bill Ryder-Jones.

But this is to be more than just a festival. Future Yard has launched its New Noise Project giving Wirral artists a chance to not only play at the festival, but to take part in a number of workshops and masterclasses. The best of the next generation of new Wirral bands, producers, MCs and music makers will join the line-up as part of the festival’s wider initiative to kickstart a new music infrastructure in Birkenhead.

The festival’s New Noise Project in partnership with The Hive Youth Zone is inviting applications from Wirral-based artists from 26th June. The project has also teamed up with the Musician’s Union, PRS Foundation, Bloom Building & Coffee and Merseyrail Soundstation. It is also in association with BBC Music Day.

Artists wishing to enter, should share Future Yard’s ‘I Want To Play Future Yard’ post, tagging @future_yard before 12th July. Make sure you have a link to your music in your bio. If you are entering from a personal Facebook page, make sure the post is set to public.

If you can’t find the post to share, then post the below image, tag the @future_yard festival profiles on either Facebook, Twitter on Instagram. Don’t forget to link to your music and to post before 12th July!

Eligible artists/acts are:

  • 18 or under
  • living, working or attending college in Wirral
  • able to attend a showcase event on 23 July
  • available to play the festival on 23/24 August

If you are group, then at least 50% of you need to tick those first two boxes.