Oh Yeah Music Centre announces 15 Young People selected for the 2023 mentoring programme Volume Control

Oh Yeah Music Centre announces 15 Young People selected for the 2023 mentoring programme Volume Control


The Youth Department at the Oh Yeah Music Centre are incredibly excited to announce the brand new Volume Control 2023 Events Team, 15 young people will be mentored across the next year of live music, graphic design, photography, sound engineering, social media marketing and event planning in this award winning youth events and industry enterprise mentoring programme.

The aim of the project is to support young people aged 14-19 in developing, planning, and delivering their own live music events by providing mentoring and a dedicated space, that will give them the opportunity, skills and confidence to realise their full potential. In the process of doing this they also learn about several other elements of working in the music sector from artist liaison and booking acts, to press and promotion, stage management, sound engineering, ticketing, and more.

It is for young people with a real love for local music and gig promotion who would also like to pursue their interests of working in the events or music industries.

Recruitment of a team of up to 15 young people is once a year through an application process.

“Volume Control is fast becoming Belfast’s go-to for live youth music events and we go from strength to strength with every gig. The new team have hit the ground running and are already planning ahead for a summer of top quality events, workshops and live music, ensuring 2023 is going to be fantastic for the entire Volume Control community.” – Caoimhe O’Connell, Youth Engagement Officer at Oh Yeah Music Centre.

The 15 people selected for Volume Control 2023 are listed below;

Caoileann O’Rourke

Rosie McWilliams

Amy McAree

Tessa McKinney

Eef McVerry

Charlie Harding

James Crumley

Janek Kocon

Eleni Roberts

Leon Hamilton

Eimile Egan

Sarah Dempsey

Siena Ferguson

Amy Porter

Molly Cushinan

The team have ALREADY booked their first gig and they would like to invite you to their Saturday matinee show on the 27th May – doors open 12pm! (afternoon) so make sure you get down early to see all the acts – Cora Harkin, Susie Blue, Wynona Bleach and Virgins!

TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-crows-promotions-x-volume-control-present-tickets-534852908447

The Volume Control brand has grown massively year on year and we are now well-positioned to be the first place bands, young people and creative professionals think of when live music for under 18s is mentioned.

Volume Control is supported by Sara O’Neill (Éadach) and Open College Network NI to whom we are forever grateful for their generosity.

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