A concert cycle has been announced aimed at promoting both new talent and those who have been around a while but struggled to gain recognition. The Emergents project is “to reach out to those who have it hard” said a spokesman for the Palau de la Musica which will be hosting the event.
They are looking for twenty bands and solo performers to perform at ten concerts which will each be a double bill. They are aiming to showcase a wide range of musical styles, including jazz, blues, indie and fusion as well as rock and pop. The concerts are to be held next February and 90% of the €7 entrance fee for spectators will go back to the performers, hopefully to act as a helping hand in their careers. Those hoping to take part must be without any official recording contract and live in Valencia or its metropolitan area; they have until 2 November to put their names forward when the final line-up will be decided.