Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days (Edinburgh: 10-11 April), is to unveil plans for a UK version of a musician-led touring network, which boasts 30,000 members in its native Brazil and last year facilitated over 6,000 gigs.
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Details of the British Fora Do Eixo, which will run under its translated name Off Axis, are to be included in a special presentation at the Edinburgh event on Thursday 11 April.
The talk will be given by Jeff Thompson, from the Manchester-based Un-Convention organisation which hosts grassroots music events around the world and is spearheading the initiative: “We have supported Wide Days since its launch in 2010 and it is the perfect platform to announce our plans for Off Axis,” he says.
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