Amplify: a youth voice series

Musinc’s Amplify programme will include a series of youth voice events and open mic nights. We would like to hear from young people who are interested in expressing their opinions on music opportunities. Young people will get the chance to have their say in our programme of activities or organise music events for other young people.

Launch event

In March 2022, we held an Amplify launch event for young people and adults aged 14-25.

We welcomed live performances from special guest musicians Shakk and Joe Ramsey, an artist Q&A, an open mic stage, and discussed about music whilst enjoying some pizza and drinks.

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Young Producers

June 2022 saw the first exciting meeting for our new project, Young Producers. The project gives young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to run their own live music event such as a performance, festival, or virtual one such as a campaign or podcast. In our first meeting, the Young Producers discussed ideas for their project, took a tour of Middlesbrough Town Hall and even had a go playing some music! The Young Producers will meet regularly to discuss ideas and work collaboratively with their peers and our staff team.

Calling young musicians – the Town Hall stage awaits!

Our Young Producers are looking for young musicians to perform in a special music festival at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Hosted by Middlesbrough Council and Musinc, the event on Sunday 30th October will be a showcase for solo artists, bands and DJs aged 21 and under.

Musical Inclusion Manager Rebecca Johnson said: “Our Young Producers group are teaming up with the Town Hall to put on a special music event to showcase the talents of Middlesbrough’s young people in October. It is an event created by young people, for young people, and they are looking for music acts of all kinds to perform. It’s a great chance for young acts to perform live on stage in front of an appreciative audience, and will be a real celebration of the amazing talent we have here in Middlesbrough.” 

The music festival takes place at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday October 30 from 3pm to 9pm

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If you would like to find out more or perform in future open mic slots, please email

We are able to provide some subsidies for transport and access to our events. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

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