Robbie Williams to appear at M&S Bank Arena alongside these huge names for new student festival
1 month ago
LMA, the renowned music, media and performing arts institution co-owned by Robbie Williams, today announces the inaugural YOU Festival, featuring conferences, panels and workshops from the creative industry’s most recognised individuals and prestigious companies, aiming to inspire the next generation of young creatives.
Robbie Williams will appear in the two-day event takes place from 22-23 January 2024 at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, with tickets exclusively available to LMA students for 2024.
Across the two-day event, YOU Festival will welcome over 110 industry specialists to host workshops across LMA’s key degree subjects including music, film and TV, dance, acting, gaming and musical theatre.
The festival is delighted to feature a wealth of prestigious talent across its very first programme including LMA co-owner and global superstar Robbie Williams, who will conduct a Q&A and panel, comedian John Bishop, Chris ‘Woody’ Wood (Bastille), Si Delany (Don Broco), Joe Cross (The Courteeners) and Jason Perry (Grammy Award winning producer – McFly, Don Broco), industry guests from companies including EMI, ITV Academy, Channel 4, Primary Talent, Kilimanjaro Group, One Fiinix Live, Scruff of the Neck, Beggars Group, Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Fremantle UK, Little Dot Studios, Ripstone, and Imaginarium Studios, plus the globally renowned YouTube, Sky, and Soundcloud.
There will also be an array of enjoyable evening activities including performances from LMA Level 6 music students, cinema screens, a silent disco and an indoor funfair.
The event will culminate on Tuesday 22 January with a with an inspiring panel discussion from Robbie WIlliams, John Bishop, Lucy Dann (UK MD of EMI), Lucas Green (COO of Banijay), and Stacy Haynes (Creative Director and Theatre Director). Robbie and members of the panel will share stories of their journeys and possible pathways into the creative industries with students, and offer advice regarding their next steps.
Robbie WIlliams, co-owner of LMA said:
“YOU Festival is the latest exciting chapter in LMA’s ongoing mission to motivate and connect the next generation of pop stars, performers and creatives. I can’t wait to get on stage with friends and colleagues I have known for years and share our knowledge and experience with the LMA students”
Richard Wallace, CEO of LMA said:
“We are thrilled to announce the YOU Festival, taking place at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool. YOU Festival is about creating opportunities for the next generation of talent and connecting them with industry. The ambition of YOU Festival is for creatives from all over the world to attend the annual event, showcase themselves and connect”
LMA is one of the fastest growing music, media, and performing arts institutions in the UK, with campuses in both Liverpool and London.
Priding itself on having unrivalled connections and links with those in the creative industry, YOU Festival is its’ latest initiative to provide invaluable insight and experience to students that helps bridge the gap between finishing education and entering the industry.