Chelsea Rixson is a freelance Project and Event Manager who has worked with Music Venue Trust for 3 years. She is currently running the Fightback Grassroots Promoter programme. Fightback: Grassroots Promoter 2020 will recruit at least 25 young women and gender minority promoters who will be given the tools to work with emerging artists to showcase their talent. FB:GP will bring together a diverse line-up of up-and-coming musicians, with shows around the country taking place in spring 2020.
The programme will attract early career promoters – many of whom will be working on their first gig – to put on shows at their local venues. FB:GP will help build the connections they need with musicians, venues and media, whilst providing support with the financial roadblocks to putting on a show, so they can focus on creating a successful live music event.