A NEW music showcase will be taking place as part of Birkenhead's music festival Future Yard.

The New Noise Project issued a call for local artists to register to perform at Future Yard Festival, take part in workshops and an artist masterclass at the event earlier this month.

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 have now picked acts to play live at the New Noise showcase at Birkenhead's Bloom Building (Abbey Close Unit 1, CH41 5FQ) tomorrow (July 23).

The showcase event will take place from 7pm and will feature six Wirral-based musicians aged 18 and under - two of them will be selected to perform live at the festival which takes place on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24.

Artists taking part are Eliza Mai, Michael Aldag, Meg Cross, Ludovico, Lewis Ryan and Little Violet.

There will also be a session for the artists where they'll receive advice on how to get paid from the music they create.

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.”