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BandWagon passed the significant milestone of 1,200 artists members in February 2012, achieved only three months after launch and is rapidly becoming a vital gig booking service for UK indie bands at
BandWagon is a new and innovative service that presents musicians with national gig opportunities, which have been created by an expanding network of event promoters and organisers. The shows are posted daily resulting in over two hundred and sixty opportunities currently across the UK.
Adding to this initial success BandWagon plan further expansion offering artists a sustainable gigging platform, one in which artists can access and play gigs in a variety of venues both locally and nationally to build an engaged and loyal fan base. BandWagon also features a blog where artists are invited to share their on the road experiences and industry professionals given their view on live music.
BandWagon Co-Founder, Stan Mcleod says:
“We are delighted with early stage progress of BandWagon, our focus in the coming months is continue to proliferate gig opportunities in our major cities and nationally too. We will keep adding exciting features to BandWagon to further aid gig hungry artists and hard working promoters”
BandWagon has also added festivals to its list of available show slots and is the official submission site for the new “Fulham Fest”. This new inner-city festival will take place on Friday 27th April across six venues in South-West London including Under The Bridge, a fantastic 550 capacity new music venue located in Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium, designed by Jim Cafarelli.
Glasswerk Promoter, Alex MacHorton says: “Bandwagon is proving to be a very useful platform for promoting our gigs and venues, and for discovering new artists. We have regularly added new bands to our shows through Bandwagon”
BandWagon has been recognised by the national music press. NME’s buzz section said earlier this month: “This mega handy site aims to take gig booking into the future. Put simply, it acts as a social hub between new bands and promoters, helping to cut out all the headache-inducing arseyness that comes with securing spit’n'sawdust gigs.”
Following the success of the first BandWagon party in December, there will be a sociable mixer at The Purple Turtle, 65 Crowndale Road, Camden, London NW1 on Friday 9th March. It will be a great chance for musicians and promoters to network with each other informally. Entry is free, with an discount into the Playhard Gigs launch that evening.
For all the latest BandWagon gigs news, including the line up announcement for Fulham Fest, watch their space!