OLIVIA SEBASTIANELLI AND COLOUR THE ATLAS ALSO CONFIRMED TO PERFORM
NCS YES LIVE IS A LIVE MUSIC EVENT FROM NATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE
CELEBRATING INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG PEOPLE
MIQUITA OLIVER AND WILL BEST CONFIRMED TO HOST
ELLI INGRAM, JOEL COMPASS, NEON JUNGLE AND SWISS LIPS
* Six individuals voted for by NCS online community to be honoured
* Nina Nesbitt shortlisted for ‘Inspiration in Music’ by graduates from 2013 NCS programme * Live stream on NCSyes.co.uk
* Saturday 1 March, O2 Academy Brixton
* 4 Music confirmed to broadcast
* Nina Nesbitt, Olivia Sebastianelli, Colour The Atlas and many more say ‘thaNCS’ to young people with new cover of The Beatles track ‘Come Together’ free to download NCSyes.co.uk/cometogether
National Citizen Service (NCS) has today announced that rising star Nina Nesbitt is to headline a massive free gig at London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 1st March. Also added to the line-up is new music talent Olivia Sebastianelli and folk inspired four-piece Colour The Atlas. They will join Elli Ingram, Joel Compass, Neon Jungle and Swiss Lips to perform at ‘NCS YES Live’. Miquita Oliver and Will Best have also been confirmed to host the event, which will be broadcast on 4 Music.
NCS YES Live is a celebratory live music event inspired by young people, for young people. As well as spectacular performances from some of the UK’s emerging music stars, it will honour six inspirational individuals from Film, Music, Fashion, Sport, Business and the Digital sphere chosen by a panel of experts and graduates of NCS 2013 programmes.
The shows headliner, Nina, is also in the running to be named ‘Inspiration in Music’ in the NCS YES Live poll. Voting has begun to find six young people who most inspire teenagers of today. The shortlist for ‘Inspiration in Music’ includes four individuals chosen by KISS FM and one additional contender chosen by graduates of 2013 NCS programmes. Nina has been picked as the NCS grads vote, showing how young people are now even more in tune with recognising up and coming talent and are willing to champion those they feel are an inspiration.
Joining Nina on stage will be singer-songwriter Olivia Sebastianelli, from Croydon. Olivia is making fresh waves in the music industry and supported Nina during her last tour of the UK in 2013. The band Colour The Atlas are also new additions to the bill and will join Elli Ingram, Joel Compass, Neon Jungle and Swiss Lips already confirmed to perform.
Nina, Olivia and Colour The Atlas have also teamed up to give ‘thaNCS’ back to NCS’ers and the young people who have given their time to brilliant local community projects. Along with Chasing Grace, Kimberly Anne, Will Heard, Lewis Watson and Luke Sital Singh they created a special cover track of The Beatles’ song ‘Come Together’ with super-producer to the stars, Jake Gosling (One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith and more). The one of a kind NCS version is available now and free to download via ncsyes.co.uk/cometogether.
5,000 young people aged 16 to 18 will have the chance to attend the first ever NCS Yes Live by registering at NCSYes.co.uk and voting in the online poll – now closed.
The event is set to inspire more teenagers than ever before to get involved with NCS in 2014 and help fast track their future. Broadcast on 4 Music and involving backstage hosts, YouTubers Marcus Butler and Joe Suggs, who have accumulated an incredible 3.5 million subscribers between them, the event will potentially reach NCS’s largest audience to date.
NCS gives 16-17 year olds the chance to develop new skills that will help them get ahead in work and life. NCS increases teen’s confidence, teamwork and leadership skills, inspiring them to make their mark in their local community through a social action project that benefits others. Places for the 2-3 week full time programme plus 30 hours of social action are available for spring half term, summer holidays and autumn half term programmes.