New documentary following six young Bristol musicians is out now

New documentary following six young Bristol musicians is out now

Posted on: 18 Aug 2022

Catch up with a group of Bristol most exciting young artists in a new short film.


A short documentary charting the progress of six young local musicians on Bristol Beacon and Big Team’s ‘Next Level’ programme has been released.


The artist development initiative - designed for 18–25-year-old singers, rappers and MCs – launched in April 2022, and has since seen its inaugural cohort perform at major festivals.


For more information about Next Level, visit Bristol Beacon’s website. View the documentary below. Alternatively, click here.



Launched in April, Next Level took on six young artists to help them fine tune their talent and provide them with opportunities to develop their craft.


Participants began with a week at Pirate Studios, writing, recording and creating demos with the guidance of mentors Sam Interface, Eva Lazarus, Res One, Dread MC, Fiyahdred and N.Y.T.A.


The material created during this period by the six artists, namely, Dem2, Natalie Oaks, Zero Teddy, Damzys, Xyzelle and Dolly Doo, was created for a showcase show at Bristol Beacon.


In front of over 300-people, the participants took to the stage in a packed-out event, before subsequently getting the chance to perform on the main stage at Love Saves The Day.


The short documentary - released as the six acts arrive to perform at Boomtown Festival – charts their journey thus far.


You can watch the documentary embedded in this article. Alternatively, you can watch it here. Visit Bristol Beacon’s website for more details about Next Level.

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