If you’re familiar with the London Underground, you’ve probably seen buskers play on a large semi-circle sticker in certain stations. 3.5 million people use the tube every day, so it’s great for exposure and experience. For the first time since the official scheme began in 2003, London Underground have decided to hold public auditions for musicians to win a four-year long license. Thousands of musicians applied, and 240 were invited to audition. There are only 75 licenses up for grabs.
This could prove to be a great opportunity for emerging artists; Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, and Jessie J (among others) have busked on the tube before making it big. Applications finished in June, and auditions are being held from the 18th of July to the 8th of August. For more information on this event and busking in London, visit www.buskinlondon.com.