At famous Abbey Road studios, British musicians are coming together to record live performances for Barclaycard’s “Share The Stage” series. In Studio One and Studio Two, Lewis Capaldi, Bastille and Mabel are going to record sessions, with more artists to be announced. The series kicks off tomorrow, July 2.
“Share The Stage” will also feature interviews with the acts, as well as a support slot from emerging artists. The support slots are aiming to help smaller artists who may have missed out on gaining attention at the festivals this summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each headliner will cover a song by their support act.
To give the fans a bit of festival feeling at home, the series will be aired on Youtube, hosted by Fearne Cotton. The first session tomorrow (July 2) includes performances by Kaiser Chiefs, Gracey, and Jetta. Lewis Capaldi is going to perform July 9, featuring a performance by Celeste. Bastille’s and Mabel’s shows are following on the same day.
“It’s an honour to be involved in helping to support some of the incredible new artists coming through that I’ve been following and am a big fan of. Live music played a huge part in helping me in the past couple of years so I feel for the amazing new acts who can’t get out there and play this year. I’m excited to be a small part of helping support new music in the UK at the moment”, Lewis Capaldi has said in a statement on the Abbey Road website.
And Mabel thinks that “being on stage has been integral to my growth as an artist over the past few years, especially when I’ve had the chance to perform alongside some of my idols. Right now, there’s so much incredible talent in the UK just waiting to be seen and heard. Whilst none of us can step on stage physically this summer, it’s great to be part of an initiative that is going some way to give emerging artists the platform they deserve.”
Keep an eye out on the Barclaycard and Abbey Road Youtube channels tomorrow to find out more.
— Abbey Road Studios (@AbbeyRoad) June 30, 2020