Music Marathon Brighton - Performer Registration

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Calling musicians and singers aged 10-25!

We are hosting a fundraising event to support the next generation of musical talent in Brighton & Hove, a Music Marathon for 8 hours from 10am-6pm in Brighton Dome Foyer on Saturday 17 November 2018.

We want young musicians to perform and raise sponsorship to help other young musicians develop their talent in the future. So we need you!

How do I get involved?

Download a Young Musician Pack at or

Young musicians register for performance slots (5 or 10 mins) throughout the day. Registering to perform is on a first come, first served basis.


Performances can be acoustic or amplified (as long as the setup is simple enough to plug into a basic backline without any sound check).

You can sing or play on your own, or as part of a group.

Each musician raises sponsorship for their performance from family, friends and networks in advance and it's important to set up your fundraising page and start telling everyone all about it as soon as you have registered for a performance slot.

There are minimum sponsorship targets for your age and length of the slot you play, with prizes for the person that raises the most money in each age category. Winners will be announced at the event.

We’d like you to bring at least two people to the event as audience.

5 minute slot sponsorship targets:

Age 10-14: £25, Age 14-18: £50, Age 18-25: £75

10 minute slot sponsorship targets:

Age 10-14: £50, Age 14-18: £100, Age 18-25: £150

What do I need to consider?

You need to be available between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 17 November. Exact times for each performance won’t be allocated until October.

You don’t need to be local to Brighton & Hove, but we aren’t able to offer any travel costs to performers.

Registration will close as soon as all the slots are booked, so book yours now! We have provided some reserve slots in case of cancellations.

There is no ability criteria for performers, but you need to feel confident to play for 5 minutes in front of an audience.

You can play almost anything you like, including songs you have written yourself. Your piece must be suitable for a family audience, so no offensive language or swearing please! If you’re not sure, ask us first if the content is OK.

If you want to register for an amplified performance, we will be providing a bass amp, a guitar amp, a keyboard with amp, 2 vocal mics and a drum kit. Changeovers between artists are immediate with no sound check, so you need to be able to use our backline without changes or additions.

Your performance doesn’t have to be exactly 5 or 10 minutes – we will ask you exactly how long your piece is.

The time slots are really strict! If you go over your allocated time you’ll be cut short.

If you haven’t decided on the exact piece you want to play, you can still register for a slot and tell us about your piece later. It’s good to decide what to perform soon as this will help with your fundraising!

You’ll need to set up an online fundraising page and get people to sponsor you. We’ve provided instructions for this in the Young Musician Pack, but if you are unable to fundraise online, talk to us and we can help you.


I’m not free for the event on 17 November – can I still get involved?

I’m not a musician or singer – can I still get involved?

Yes! There are lots of ways you can work with us and join in:

  • Be a social media ambassador before/during the event

  • Help us get the word out to musicians and audiences at your school, college and other networks

  • Host your own concert or event and fundraise for the Music Marathon

  • Host a fundraising stall or activity at the event – talk to us if you have an idea

  • Join the event production team and help us run the Music Marathon

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