Hubfest MOMENTUM 2021

An amazing opportunity for young people identifying as female or non-binary.
Performer applications are now open! 

Sheffield Music Hub in association with BBC Music Introducing in Sheffield are excited to announce an incredible opportunity for 11-18 year-old young people who identify as female or non-binary. 

Hubfest MOMENTUM will empower young female and non-binary identifying bands and artists to take their music making to the next level. It will provide bespoke mentoring, masterclasses, support and amazing performance opportunities to put underrepresented young people right at the heart of the Sheffield music scene. 

Hubfest MOMENTUM artists will receive:

  • Mentoring – you will be paired with a professional mentor who will provide support, encouragement and insight into the music industry.
  • Masterclasses – you will have access to a masterclass series lead by amazing professional artists. These will include sessions on:
    • songwriting
    • confidence and stage craft
    • recording from home 
    • releasing a song
    • experimenting with technology 
    • careers in the music industry
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Overcoming challenges faced by female or non-binary artists
  • Peer Support – you will take part in virtual meet ups with other Momentum musicians to share work in progress and create a network community of young artists
  • Showcase your work – You will get amazing performance and recording opportunities including the opportunity to showcase your talents on BBC Music Introducing Sheffield.

Click here to find out what Hubfest 2018 was all about. 

What is the commitment?

Each band and/or performer must commit to: 

  • Being involved in the project from January – July 2020
  • Ensuring you are fully prepared and up to performance standard for all performances and recording sessions
  • Attending at least three sessions in the masterclass series
  • Engaging with your mentor at least once a month.
  • Shouting about Hubfest on your social media channels and engaging with press/media activities when required. 
  • Agreeing to the Sheffield Music Hub Recorded Media Consent for Children and Young People

How to apply – 

  • Complete the online application form Here– this must be done with an adult who is willing to act as your main contact and take an active part in the process. This can be done as a video and uploaded.
  • We may contact you for an informal, virtual chat and to hear your play/sing. This is to find out a little bit more about you and to help us match you up with the right mentor. 

The selection Process

The deadline for applications is Sunday 13th December 2020. You will hear back from us by Friday 15th January 2020. 

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact

Caroline Hallam -