• The Pickle Factory
  • Wednesday 25th Jul 2018
  • 19:00 - 23:30

Future Bubblers: Year 3's Go Live

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The Future Bubblers showcase at The Pickle Factory is fast becoming an annual tradition. It’s a chance to see live shows and DJ sets from a clutch of new artists tipped as ones to watch by 6 Music broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson. The nine acts on the night represent the newest year of Peterson’s Future Bubblers mentorship programme which announced its new successful candidates in October. The artists are drawn from across England, and the music they make is just as diverse, ranging from live- rendered, atmospheric electronics to indie-minded hip-hop.

It marks a milestone for the nine acts as they come to half way through their year of mentorship and support. Since October, they’ve been paired with industry mentors tailored to their ambitions and musical approach. Aided by their mentors, along with advice and support from the Future Bubblers team, artists have honed their music, found a bigger platform for what they’re doing and in several cases put out their first releases.

The mission statement of Future Bubblers is to celebrate independent music which tests boundaries and probes new directions. Supported by funding from Arts Council England, the programme works with emerging musical talents to help them develop their music and navigate the music industry. The third year of artists to join the programme, this is the first opportunity to see all of them playing together.

Choosing focus cities outside of London for each of year of the programme, it’s part of a goal to nurture talent outside of the UK capital. Partnering with likeminded organisations in each city, it’s a means of encouraging audiences for independent music. Previous years have seen acts like Snowy, a respected Nottingham-based grime MC who’s worked with the likes of Logan Sama; Skinny Pelembe, now signed to Peterson's Brownswood label, whose music is a regular fixture on 6 Music and Radio One; Yazmin Lacey, signed to First Word, recently profiled as part of an Observer feature on the UK’s new jazz scene.

Future Bubbler's present

Aaliyah Esprit


Kayla Painter




Slvsh Three



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