City Showcase London 6th-8th May 2010 City Showcase Rocklands "There are plenty of festivals that devote themselves to showcasing emerging artists, musicians and performers. But there are few with the track record of City Showcase." Metro City Showcase, the live music event that takes over the capital between 6 - 8 May 2010, is thrilled to announce another massive addition to its festival portfolio - City Showcase Rocklands - to be hosted in Londonâ€™s established arts and music quarter, South East London. City Showcase Rocklands sees participating venues, including The O2, Amersham Arms, Old Police Station and The Bunker, along with major retail outlets, coming together to promote this massive music and arts festival. City Showcase Rocklands events are on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th May 2010, with a vote for the favourite performances to play the Saturday stage. The O2 centre becomes the heart of City Showcase Rocklands on Saturday 8 th May as it hosts a day of music and dance under its roof. Culminating at the City Showcase Rocklands main stage event at the British Music Experience, a permanent, high-tech, interactive music museum housed at The O2. Recognised by Time Out, who called it "the capital's new capital of underground arts, culture and getting on down", and the New York Times, who praised the creativity that has inspired a community, South East London is enjoying a boom in socially inclusive, diverse and art powered ideas. "It's the perfect venue for City Showcase Rocklands and our natural first choice as we bring this fantastic new addition to our line-up", says City Showcase Director, Nanette Rigg, who is proud to work with similar not-for-profit event co-ordinator, the Artful Music Tourist Board of Rocklands (www.myspace.com/artfulmtb) and with the British Music Experience and The O2. Now in its 9th year, City Showcase has enjoyed major success in music innovation and collaboration - discovering and showcasing many UK and International acts, such as Keane, Razorlight, N-Dubz and Amy Winehouse. 2010 promises to be the best yet and the search for the next wave of credible and emerging new talent is on! All types of music are included from electro to pop, rock to urban and performers from bands to singer songwriters and solo artists to DJ's. City Showcase provides public exposure, advice, mentoring, crucial contacts, plus the opportunity to perform in West End retail stores and legendary venues. Additionally it hosts a series of workshops and seminars at The Apple Store, bringing aspiring talent together with the most influential figures in what is a much reshaped and refreshingly vibrant new music industry. Any artists that want to showcase their work at City Showcase Rocklands should send a MySpa ce link or weblink, a brief biography and a photo to City Showcase Rocklands Application, to Caffy St Luce at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is 14 February 2010 Editor's notes: City Showcase (www.cityshowcase.co.uk) 2010 launches on 5 May outdoors in Gerrard Street W1, following 2009's success of the first ever outdoor rock show in Chinatown (which received national coverage, including the 6 o'clock news). City Showcase is also adding more stages in unique Central London locations to it's growing portfolio, consolidating the festival as London's number 1 showcase for new music. It includes three nights at The Borderline, one at The 100 Club, Regent Street /Carnaby Street shops - with over twenty five venues confirmed to date. Artists previously discovered and showcased through City Showcase have gone on to greater profile including Keane, Razorlight, Amy Winehouse, Newton Faulkner, Hot Chip, Scouting for Girls, Sway, Seth Lakeman, N-Dubz, Gurrumul, Lady Sovereign, Jay Sean, Akala, Mr Hudson and Ray LaMontagne. Appearing at City Showcase has garnered them a huge amount of both industry and media attention.