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Underground Festival 2019


Gloucester Guildhall’s annual celebration of new music returns on Saturday 26th October.

Filled with 22 bands, the 1 day multi-venue festival will feature sets from Honeyblood, Dream State, Orchards and more, across 3 city centre venues - Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester Blackfriars and The Cavern.

Having previously hosted the likes of BastilleLower Than Atlantis, Peace and George Ezra, the festival has a history of spotlighting the best of the Underground music scene. The 2019 line up boasts the best from indie/rock, pop-punk, folk, Alternative Soul and electronic music.

 This year Underground Festival is offering locals more than just a full day of exciting new music, with the addition of a mini music conference to be held at the Guildhall’s Cinema.

Local musicians, songwriters and aspiring music managers can attend an afternoon of panels and presentations designed to offer valuable insight to the performing and working in the music industry.

Presented with BBC Introducing and PRS for Music, the talks will host music industry professionals such as A&R, National Promoters, rights agencies and artists for a in depth look at building a career in the industry. Musicians in particular can expect to pick up valuable tips and advice for promoting their music and developing their band.

You can expect talks & tips from a variety of music industry pros . We'll have national promoters talking about how to get better gigs and start touring. We'll have artist insight on how to build a fanbase through youtube and manage your content. We'll take a look at the importance of playlisting and how best to push your songs to radio. How bands can better manage their social media, and make your songs appeal to sync companies for TV placement. To finish the day we'll have a special guest talk from PRS for Music on how you can better protect your songs, and  begin collecting royalties on your writing and performing. 

Full schedule & list of guest panellists to be announced

Event Info & FAQ’s

Tickets are FREE!
These will be exchanged for a festival wristband so you can get into each of our venues. 

When is Underground?
Saturday 26th October 2019 

What is it?
Underground is a one day free entry multi venue festival, with added talks/seminars from Industry professionals.

Where is it?
Held across 3 venues in the city: 
Gloucester Guildhall
Gloucester Blackfriars
The Cavern


Do we really need a ticket if it's free?
In short, yes. Although the event is free entry, we have a limited number of spaces available. A ticket helps us to control capacities at the venues, meaning for a much safer event. It also helps us understand who is interested in these shows, and hopefully gain some valuable feedback on how to make improvements in future years.  

What’s the deal with the talks?
As part of this year’s festival we’re offering aspiring artists, songwriters, music managers and live agents the opportunity to learn from professionals working in the industry. Pick up tips and advice on how to handle your social media game, learn how to appeal to festivals and promoters or discover how you can become a songwriter, or get your songs on TV.

Book a conference ticket here 

 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Underground Festival is an all ages event, however anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Alcohol & ID
ID will be required to buy alcohol. We operate a Challenge 25 policy If you are lucky enough to look under 25 please remember to bring a valid photo ID with you on the day. We will not be able to serve alcohol to anyone without a valid ID

 Can I bring food / drink in with me?
Only Food / Drink purchased at the venue premises may be consumed on site. 

 How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please send any event questions to 

 What's the refund policy?
You are welcome to return your ticket at any time. If it’s likely that you’ll no longer be able to attend the festival please return your ticket to eventbrite. This will help us to manage capacities and offer out more tickets to the public.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket would be great, but an eventbrite QR code on your phone, or in your iphone wallet is also fine. 


Earlier Event: October 25
Later Event: October 26
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