The BBC are comitted to discovering and promoting new music, their annual Sound Of feature which has discovered such talents as Jessie J and Adele just finished their 2012 hunt for new talent – you can check out the winner and all the entrants here.
BBC Radio 1 have also announced a four-day special broadcast of eclectic new music in Hull.
On Thursday 26th January, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and Trevor Nelson will takeover the city until the 29th with a plethora of up and coming musicians as well as bigger names Knife Party, Joker, Julio Bashmore, Sub Focus, DJ Fresh, Jakwob, and Hudson Mohawke.
Nick Grimshaw: “We’ll be packing loads of exciting new music into our Radio 1 road trip and my show will be full of guests, comedy and music. It’s gonna be good!”
Check out the pretty cool trailer for the event out: