TERRY HALL presents HOME GROWN

CALLING ALL LOCAL MUSICIANS! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED.

CLOSING DATE SAT 10 JULY.

As part of his HOME SESSIONS festival, curator Terry Hall is offering all local musicians an incredible opportunity to be a part of the festival line-up and perform on-stage in their home city.

HOME SESSIONS is a four-day festival of live music, DJ Sets, Film and Spoken Word taking place in iconic city centre venues between Thursday July 29 and Sunday August 1.

Selected local musicians will appear alongside Coventry music scene alumni and international performers including The Libertines, Pete Doherty, Roni Size, Lightning Seeds, Alabama 3, The Pop Group, Alan McGee, Daddy G and Queen Bee.

Festival organisers are calling out for all musicians and artists aged 18+ who live in a CV postcode to put themselves forward. On-stage spots for all music and spoken word genres are available, including but not limited to:

  • Solo Artists
  • Bands
  • DJs
  • Duos
  • Electronic Artists
  • Choir
  • Poetry Rap


Musicians wanting to apply must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Live in a CV postcode 
  • Provide their own instruments / equipment (House backline provided). 
  • Available between Thursday 29th July and Sunday 1st August
  • Aged 18 on the day of their performance
  • Be able to supply a link to least one video or audio file of your performance / track

The festival is committed to ensuring anyone who wants to, can apply. If you need assistance with your application or have any additional access needs, please email [email protected]

How to apply
Complete the online application form including at least one, (no more than two) links to a video or audio file of your performance / track for the judges to review. You can supply a link for YouTube, SoundCloud or Soundmix.

Judging Criteria
The final selection of acts will made using multiple criteria including the number of applications from  each genre, your availability and technical requirements. All applicants will be contacted whether successful or not.

Any Questions? Please email [email protected]

HOME SESSIONS: RONI SIZE & DREAD MC + FELIX HALL AND SPECIAL GUEST JOSSY MITSU

This session is recommended for 18+

With an open ear to all eras and styles Felix Hall, the NTS resident brings eclecticism and an element of surprise to the sometimes purist worlds of dancehall and reggaeton. He’s a selector with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Jamaican sound system culture and a breakneck mixing technique.

Known for her ability to shell down any club, Jossy Mitsu is an artist fast becoming one of the UK’s brightest talents and continues as a sought-after selector.

Special Guest is the legendary Joy Orbison, his brand of garage-house has been globally celebrated. His notorious mixes for Radio 1 and Ministry have only served to cement his renown.

Mercury Prize winner, Drum ‘n’ bass Legend Roni Size plays a headline DJ Set with Special Guests Dynamite MC and Dread MC. Roni Size’s whole life has been about building something new from whatever is around him. He has at each stage of his career created completely afresh - not just a sound or style but an entire methodology of how music can be made. And each time, that new creation has reflected his heritage, his surroundings and the precise moment in which he’s operating.

HOME SESSIONS: LIGHTNING SEEDS + ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL FT. MAXINE PEAKE

This session is recommended for 18+

Headline set by Lightning Seeds and supported by Eccentronic Research Council featuring actor and activist Maxine Peake.  Alongside electronic artists and poets Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer they pay homage to the legendary Lancastrian sisterhood The Pendle Witches, with their critically acclaimed concept album ‘1612 Underture’. 

HOME SESSIONS: THE POP GROUP VS DENNIS BOVELL: WORLD PREMIERE OF 'Y IN DUB'

This session is recommended for 18+

Get set for a clash of the titans in this  exclusive performance of visionary sound sculptor, the dub maestro Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell (just awarded an MBE for his lifetime contribution to British Music) versus the post-punk iconoclasts The Pop Group. This is the world premiere of ‘Y in Dub’, an electrifying reinterpretation of one of the most audacious and era-defining records of the post-punk period, The Pop Group’s ‘Y’.  Prepare yourself for chaos incarnate. ‘Y in Dub’, is set for release later this year on Mu.

HOME SESSIONS: MIDNIGHT AT THE RUINS: UNKLE PRESENTS RONIN

This session is for adults 18+ only

For the past 30 years, James Lavelle has been at the forefront of global club culture. Known as much for his highly eclectic DJ sets as for his production work with UNKLE, Lavelle has been lauded as one of the most gifted minds in music. For Home Sessions he presents an exclusive world premiere of UNKLE’S acclaimed 2021 album ‘Ronin’.  Immerse yourself in a mixtape of both remixes and brand new tracks that will take you on a journey through all the eclectic elements of a classic UNKLE club night.

HOME SESSIONS: ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC

Country and electronic rock band perform an acoustic.

This session is recommended for 12+ accompanied by an adult 18+

Part of Terry Hall presents HOME SESSIONS, a four-day festival of live music, DJ sets, film and spoken work stage in iconic city centre locations from Thursday 29 July to Sunday 1 August 2021.

HOME SESSIONS is a one-off series of intimate gigs - turning Coventry city centre into a festival campus, shining a light on the rich past and present of the booming Coventry music scene.

HOME SESSIONS: AN EVENING WITH TERRY HALL

This session is recommended for 18+

Join Terry Hall for a rare and intimate solo performance, specially created for his Terry Hall presents Home Sessions festival, showcasing songs and stories from his career spanning the past four decades. An Evening with Terry Hall features his favourite songs, newly reinterpreted for this exclusive stripped back performance.

HOME SESSIONS: MIDNIGHT AT THE RUINS - DADDY G (MASSIVE ATTACK) + QUEEN BEE (DJ SET)

This session is for adults 18+ only

This atmospheric location is the unique setting to listen to the "Bristol Sound" fusing dub, reggae, funk, disco and hip hop. Queen Bee and Daddy G smash back to back DJ sets. Daddy G of Massive Attack and co-founder of the Wild Bunch Sound System spins a set of handpicked tracks, selected from across the globe, mixing cultures with experience and fluidity.  Queen Bee’s party style  and eclectic tastes encompass a genre jumping range from reggae, Funk, Rare Groove, Afro beat and House to Drum &​ Bass ...bring on her classy mix of Booty shaking and her intoxicating transitions.

HOME SESSIONS: DEATH DISCO HOSTED BY ALAN MCGEE + SPECIAL GUESTS

This session is for adults 18+ only

Music industry veteran Alan McGee, renowned for championing new and alternative music, is to bring his popular club night Death Disco to Home Sessions for one night only. A return to the legendary club night with Acid House sets by Alan McGee & special guest DJ’s including Fashion icon Pam Hogg.

HOME SESSIONS: THE LIBERTINES

This session is recommended for 18+

Albion's original scallywags, The Libertines bring their rackety guitar anthems and spirit of fraternal bonhomie to the Cathedral ruins. Peter/Carl/John and Gary have played to over a million fans since reconvening in 2014. They sold out an arena tour along with shows at Hyde Park, Alexandra Palace, multiple nights at Brixton Academy and headlined Reading/Leeds and European Festivals. The Libertines will be playing all the hits and more from their three era-defining albums ‘Up The Bracket’, ‘The Libertines’ and ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth.’ Coventry has always held a special place in The Libertines' hearts and working with Terry Hall is the two tone cherry on top.