James Bay has been introduced as a headliner for a web-based summer time promenade going down subsequent week, marking the eve of examination outcomes day.
The occasion is being placed on by United We Stream and Hits Radio, and also will function appearances from Becky Hill and Sam Fischer.
The nationwide stream has been put collectively for the category of 2020 and curated by psychological wellbeing competition Headstock.
It is hoped it is going to increase consciousness of the psychological well being assist accessible via One Area, which has been launched following the difficult faculty yr.
Summer time Promenade will happen on Wednesday August 12, the day earlier than A Degree outcomes are introduced (and one week earlier than GCSE outcomes are launched).
The free-to-view occasion shall be streamed from the Better Manchester Mixed Authority’s streaming platform United We Stream, launched earlier this yr to boost funds for town’s stricken cultural sector.
The cash raised is already being put to work on tasks like the brand new pop-up outside restaurant on the Nice Northern.
Performances and artist interviews may also be streamed throughout varied social media platforms, and broadcast on the Hits Radio community.
It can function music from multi award-winning singer-songwriter James Bay, Australian musician Sam Fischer, pop sensation Becky Hill and DJ and producer, Joel Corry, who’s at present primary within the UK singles chart.
There may also be comedy appearances from Bec Hill, Aurie Styla and Lauren Pattison, together with quite a few particular visitors.
The entire thing shall be broadcast reside from the Met in Bury.
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At 11.30am that morning, GP and broadcaster Dr Radha, will host a particular psychological health-themed Instagram Reside ‘surgical procedure’ on the @onespaceto Instagram web page, to assist younger individuals who could also be struggling, reply questions and provide ideas and recommendation to anybody experiencing fear or anxiousness.
Hits Radio presenter Jordan Lee, who will host the Summer time Promenade, mentioned: “Music and comedy is the final word escapism from any of the pre-exam outcomes anxieties and I’m actually excited to be working with our companions on creating this distinctive one-off occasion.
“I’m delighted we’ve had such wonderful assist from our pals within the music trade and might’t wait to listen to and watch James Bay, Sam Fischer, Becky Hill and Joel Corry – it’s going to be HUGE!”
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Mayor of Better Manchester, Andy Burnham mentioned: “The United We Stream Summer time Promenade shall be a constructive and celebratory broadcast for all younger individuals to get pleasure from safely of their properties, and is one other instance of the caring spirit of individuals in Better Manchester.
“It is a implausible concept, to present our younger individuals within the city-region and past who’re about to get their examination outcomes, one thing actually particular to stay up for.
“This generally is a pivotal level in a teen’s life, and this specific age group, have missed out on a lot as a result of the pandemic pressured hundreds of kids and younger individuals to stay remoted at house, with their faculties and schools staying closed for months.
“Due to the progressive group of public sector and personal enterprise who’re behind the Summer time Promenade idea, the Class of 2020 could have a novel celebration to recollect.”
Headstock founder Atheer Al-Salim added: “At a time when a variety of younger persons are battling the impression of the worldwide pandemic on each their tutorial and social lives, we now have the chance via music and shared expertise to create an occasion that can assist carry individuals’s moods.
“We wish individuals to have a good time their achievements of the previous yr, but in addition use the facility of music to positively impression younger individuals’s psychological and emotional wellbeing.”
Better Manchester night time time financial system adviser Sacha Lord mentioned: “Getting examination outcomes and coming into College is already a aggravating time, however the pandemic has added to the uncertainty and fear that younger individuals throughout the UK are going through this yr as they make massive selections about profession selections, college locations, shifting out of the household house or getting a job.
“Crucial factor about outcomes day is to not panic. I struggled at college and left with two Us and an E at A-Degree, however I’ve labored laborious to construct a profession I really like. For those who really feel you have not achieved nicely in your exams, there are a lot of different routes you possibly can go down, so please bear in mind it isn’t the tip of the world.”