Showcase planned for city’s rising music acts

The Theatre Royal in Nottingham is the setting for Nottingham Rocks on Saturday, September 6, from 7.30pm.

Showcasing the city’s best up-and-coming music artists, backed by a 14-piece orchestra, the line-up for Nottingham Rocks has now been announced.

Singer-songwriter Joel Baker headlines.

His mesmerising vocals and moving lyrics have attracted serious national attention already, with fans including Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Fearne Cotton.

Shelter Point’s haunting sound, mixing beautiful melodies against heavy bass, has earned the duo rave reviews, national airplay, and comparisons to artists such as James Blake and Radiohead.

Noah is a local duo comprising singer Rebeka Whittle, and guitarist/singer Joe Baxter.

Regulars on the city’s music circuit, they describe their sound as ‘rootsy, tribal, folky pop’. Champions of the Future Sound of Nottingham 2012, After Dark Movement is one of the city’s most widely respected bands; their unique sound has drawn admirers from the urban scene and live gigging circuit alike.

Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the day (under 16s and students £5).

Go online to or you can call 0115 989 5555.