BU have produced a new online showcase called Looking For A New England as part of Folk Alliance’s Folk Unlocked event. Filmed at Real World Studios the showcases features exclusive live performances by John Smith, Misty Rivers, Cardboard Fox and Lauren Housley, introduced by BBC Radio’s Mark Radcliffe.
The streamed showcase is aimed at industry professionals and spearheads a roster of over a dozen more streamed UK and international acts at Folk Unlocked brought together by British Underground and curation partners Sounds Just Fine, Green Note, The Live Room and film-makers Northern Cowboys. 

Find out more information about the event here.


BU produces showcases of UK and international talent across four nights in the private showcasing part of the conference. We also host a conference stand and networking events.

In 2021 we produced a virtual showcase live from Real World Studios. 


We teamed up with The Musicians' Union for their  #MUSummerOfLive session online on Saturday 18th July to raise money for the MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund. You can find the show via Facebook and YouTube.

The show was hosted by Greg Russell with performances by John Smith, Lady Nade, Chloe Foy, Sam Lee, Lauren Housley, Bookshop Band, Findlay Napier and Armagh Rhymers.

Find out more information about the event here.