The Invisible Orchestra

Saturday 6 October

A 16-piece ensemble combining soul, Latin, deep funk, jazz, and big band, with huge orchestral sweeps.

Manu Delago

Wednesday 9 January

Bjork’s hang player screens the unique film ‘Parasol Peak’ followed by a live performance.


Wednesday 24 October

"Without a doubt the best live act I saw in 2017" - Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music

Luke Wright

Wednesday 5 December

One of the UK's leading stand-up poets.

Feel The Beat PRO #1- Live and Touring

Monday 22 October

Confetti and Metronome bring together music industry professionals every month to discuss areas across Live, Marketing, Publishing and more.


Sunday 28 October

An all-star cast of Nottingham vocalists, alongside the 60-piece UFO Orchestra.

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Metronome is a new, national centre for music, moving image, videogames, live performance, spoken word and opens this October in Nottingham.


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David Buckingham

Superb guitarist David Buckingham joins the best musicians and dancers he has met during his time in Spain. The result is exciting and fresh fusing flamenco with blues and contemporary styles.

The Invisible Orchestra

The Invisible Orchestra is a 16-piece ensemble combining soul, latin, deep funk and jazz with huge orchestral sweeps. “Makes Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra look like a skiffle band in comparison.”– The Guardian

Women in Music

Women In Music returns for another evening of panels, talks and networking to address the gender imbalance in the music industry. The evening will offer advice to those who want to pursue a career in music.

Arun Ghosh

The British-Asian jazz clarinet player and composer is well known for an innovative take on traditional Indian music. "A sonic space where Alice Coltrane meets Spiritualized, ADF and The Velvet Underground.” Rhythm Passport



BCUC -indigenous funk and high-energy performances that have fast-made them one of South Africa’s most successful musical exports. "Without a doubt the best live act I saw in 2017" - Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music

Acid Mothers Temple

A psychedelic band encompassing everything from drone, acid-folk to acapella. “Part Can, part Hawkwind, part metal monsters and entirely formidable live.” The Guardian


Anchorsong has become globally recognised for his unique live shows described as "like watching a painter drawing on a whitecanvas", as he creates electronic music completely live using a sampler and keyboard.

The Breath

Alt- folk The Breath is guitarist Stuart McCallum (The Cinematic Orchestra), and Irish singer Ríoghnach Connolly. "Raw, soulful, often mesmeric, richly textured and lushly constructed...versatile persuasive vocals."- Mojo

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita

This sublime, critically-acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians – Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita – delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship.

The Oscillation

"Influences from punk funk disco, krautrock and psychedelia with danceable rhythms, repetitive angular avant guitar noises inspired by Loop, and layers of analogue synthesizers."

Luke Wright

Luke Wright

SPOKEN WORD: Award winner Luke Wright is one of the UK's leading stand-up poets. “Brilliant script … sheer linguistic virtuosity and sweaty magnetism.” ★★★★ Time Out

Rhymes against Humanity

Rhymes Against Humanity is the Midlands’ highly acclaimed improvised musical. No scripts, no pre-prepared tunes. Just a non-stop joyride of musical hilarity that’s all being created in the moment.

Iglooghost-Q&A and Production Workshop

Your chance to learn from the acclaimed producer in a special Q&A and workshop. Iglooghost was signed to Flying Lotus' label 'Brainfeeder' at 18 years old and has even been cited as the next Aphex Twin.

Lemn Sissay

SPOKEN WORD: A rare chance to see a dramatic reading of the acclaimed one-man play. Something Dark tells the story of Lemn Sissay’s upbringing in children’s homes and foster care. “A triumph” – The Scotsman