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If you're passionate about wildlife and would love to write and sing a note or two about wildlife, Derbyshire's Wildside Festival wants to hear from you.





 













 

Calling all singers, songwriters, musicians and bands: The Wildside Festival needs you!

by Amber Valley Info on Wednesday 16 January 2019



If you’re passionate about wildlife and would love to write and sing a note or two about wildlife, Derbyshire’s Wildside Festival wants to hear from you. The places where we live are becoming less wild, and countless species are at risk of vanishing before our eyes. We need to put nature into recovery. Your musical talents are exactly what Derbyshire Wildlife Trust needs to give nature a beautiful, wild song to bellow across the county and beyond. As the winner of the Beautiful Wild Noise competition your song could be the change that nature needs, for a wilder future and a wilder Derbyshire.



The Trust are looking for a song...


They are looking for bands, musicians, singers and songwriters from all walks of life to enter the competition, and to pen a song about the wildlife we’re in danger of losing. The winning song, as voted for by the public, will spearhead the Wilder Future Campaign, and be played to hundreds of passionate spectators at Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts’ Wildside Festival in June. Are you up for the challenge? As well as performing their eco-anthem at this summer’s wildest festival the winning band or individual will have their work promoted to more than 25,000 social media followers, across multiple platforms. Your words and melody could inspire the change that our county’s wildlife so desperately needs.


How to enter


Entries will be welcomed from songwriters, solo musicians and bands, and compositions as simple, complex or abstract as you wish. All that is asked is that songs explore UK wildlife and landscapes, and evoke the emotions that nature can make us feel; inspired, relaxed or filled with joy. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust would also like entries to reveal a positive vision for a wilder future that we can all enjoy. Are you feeling inspired yet? Great!


Step One:


Gather your friends and fellow musicians, or pick up a pen and begin to write by yourself. Compose a song that reminds us just how marvellous our wild landscape truly is.


Step Two:


Record your song, whether that’s on your phone or computer, or in a home studio. Videos are fine, as long as your song is audible and recorded in a digital format.


Step Three:


Send your song to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust by March 31st 2019. Files can be sent via email or the WeTransfer app. Send your songs to jroper@derbyshirewt.co.uk, and be sure to include:


Your name and contact details


The name of your band or solo act


The song’s title


A description of your song and inspiration in no more than 100 words


Step Four


Your song will be added to the Wildside Festival website, promote entries and open up voting to the public. The winning song will be announced on May 10th.


This competition is a great opportunity for musicians and songwriters, as well as being an amazing platform for our wildlife. Our wild landscapes and their inhabitants need our help more than ever; help Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to inspire that change.


Important Dates:


March 31st 2019 – Deadline for entries


May 10th 2019 – Winners announcement


June 15th 2019 – The Wildside Festival


You can find out more about the Wildside Festival on: https://wildsidefest.com


Information about the Wilder Future Campaign is here: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/get-involved/campaign/wilder-future


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