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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Important news about northern line

Lucy Wooley writes

Thanks to your support northern line has exceeded all our expected goals since we launched the scheme in 2013. We’ve now taken 220+ bookings since then and from April 2015 there will be another 60+ gigs taking place with Round 2 artists. Round 2 bookings now closed

Due to the volume of uptake and success of the scheme, and the demand we have experienced for bookings from April - December 2015, we’ve now reached maximum budget capacity for bookings for the current roster of artists on Round 2 of northern line. As a result, northern line is now closed for any new bookings for Round 2 artists. We will honour any bookings already agreed with Lucy Woolley by the end of 25th March 2015. We’ve extended our budget to cover all committed activity up to this date, with over £100,000 spent on artist fees alone in the last year.

Round 3 artists will be available for dates from 1 September 2015 - December 2016. We will launch the new roster on Wednesday 22 April and you will be able to submit booking requests from 1 May. Round 3 looks to continue the high quality pedigree of artists featured on the scheme. Round 3 showcase at Manchester Jazz Festival (mjf). We hope you will be able to join us on Monday 3 August when we will be showcasing our new roster of artists throughout the day at this year’s manchester jazz festival - so keep this date free in your diary and we will be in touch with more details soon.

Thanks to Jazz North being awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England we have plans to run further rounds of northern line up to 2018. This means promoters you will be able to continue to programme northern line artists for the next three years. This news is proof of the success achieved by northern line and its promoters, and demonstrates the impact of and demand for such an innovative touring scheme.

Thank you for your ongoing support – we hope you’ll continue to work with us on northern line and other Jazz North projects in the near future.

Best wishes,
Lucy and the Jazz North team.

Lucy Woolley


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