A NEW project is looking for young Wirral artists to sign up and join Birkenhead's music festival Future Yard.

The New Noise Project is looking for local artists to register to perform at Future Yard Festival and take part in workshops and an artist masterclass at the event.

Run in partnership with The Hive Youth Zone, The MU, PRS Foundation, Merseyside Sound Station, Bloom Building and BBC Music Day, the event aims to find the new generation of the borough's bands, producers, MCs and music makers.

A panel of music industry professionals will then pick the most exciting acts to play live at the New Noise showcase at Birkenhead's Bloom Building on July 23, with two being selected to perform at Future Yard Festival.

Future Yard Director Craig G Pennington said: “Future Yard is the first step to a new music future for Birkenhead and the New Noise Project is key to that ambition.

“Wirral has always produced musicians of the finest calibre, often weird and very wonderful.

"We’re looking forward to hosting the next generation of these mavericks on home soil and aiding in their development through the various workshops we have planned.”

Anyone who wishes to take part should share Future Yard’s ‘I Want To Play Future Yard’ post here:


tagging @future_yard before 12 July. Make sure you have a link to your music in your bio.

Applicants must be aged 18 or under and either live, work or attended college in Wirral. For bands, at least 50% of the group must meet these criteria.

Artists need to be available to play live at the New Noise showcase on 23 July, and also for the festival dates, 23 / 24 August.