Bedford Breakthrough – Summer Term

3rd & 4th July 2024: 6.30pm-10.30pm

After the success of the Bedford Breakthrough @ Esquires gigs over the last two years, we are offering young musicians aged 12-18 another opportunity to perform at this famous local venue. As well as bands from Bedford Rock School and DJ’s from Digital Beats we are asking schools and Bedford Hub partners to recommend students to perform on any of the three stages.

If you would like to perform on any of the three stages, please speak to your music teacher or the Head of Music in your school.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased here

Please be aware that all under 16s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Guidance for performers

Please remember that the event is for young people aged 12-18 and that no performance should include any explicit or inappropriate language.

Please do not bring your amplifier, drum kit or keyboard as all the backline equipment will be provided. You will however need to bring your guitar and a pedal or two if necessary. Drummers will need their drumsticks. DJs will need their music on a USB stick.

All musicians please report to your stage 10 minutes before your allocated performance time. The event is from 7pm to 10pm and your performance time will be emailed to you a few weeks in advance.

Sign up for this event requires information from both the performer and the parent. Parents must confirm that the performer will be accompanied by an adult for the whole event.  This will be checked on arrival at the event.

    Student Info

    Please ensure that full, legal names are provided.

    Student Info

    Gender Required

    Parent/Carer Details

    Parent/Carer Details

    Use of photos:Required
    I give permission for my child’s photo/video/audio recording to be used in promotional work and advertising of Bedford Music Hub - e.g. websites, newspapers etc. (for children 16 and under; no names would be used)

    Performance Info

    Performance Info

    Tick if you are part of a group (Please be aware that all band members will need to fill this form in separately)


    Please give us some interesting details about your musical journey or background. How long have you been performing? What grade are you on your instrument? Who are your influences?

    Duty of Care Agreement

    Duty of Care Agreement

    We are expecting the event to be a safe and friendly environment for everyone and all appropriate safeguards will be in place to support this. However, we ask that all students under 18 are accompanied by an adult and that duty of care lies with that adult throughout the event.

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