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Immersive Rockstar Experience for Camden

Funded on Spacehive 31 January 2023

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Immersive Rockstar Experience for Camden

Immersive Rockstar Experience for Camden

Be The Band C.I.C By Be The Band C.I.C

We’re opening a pop-up studio where community members of all ages & abilities can experience being rockstars – performing their favourite songs as a band, without needing previous musical experience!

Camden Town Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 31 Jan 2023!

Many people dream of being in a rock band or playing along to their favourite pop songs. The problem however is that it takes years of practice in order to get good enough to do so. As a result, many people are put off learning an instrument or give up too soon. At Be the Band, we’re on a mission to make group music-making accessible for the whole community – regardless of age, ability, or previous musical experience. To do this we use innovative technology that enables participants to perform their favourite songs from the very first session, allowing everyone to experience the joy of performing. Since 2020 we’ve operated a mobile service – visiting schools and giving workshops to pupils. Now for the first time, we're looking to open a semi-permanent home where we can make our sessions available to the wider community. We have already identified and secured the perfect location. With your help, we will occupy the space so the people of Camden can all become rockstars!

What we'll deliver:

  • Ten hours of free music workshops each week for one year, targeted at local community groups
  • Creation of new jobs for local residents

Why it's a great idea:

As part of our social mission, we will be allocating 10 hours of free workshops each week to local school and community groups. Amongst the many benefits of these sessions are increased confidence, motor skills, and general wellbeing. What’s more, our interactive experience will provide a new fun activity for local residents, and the wider community, whilst bringing a much-needed boost to the high street where many retail units still remain boarded up.

Steps to get it done:

  • Approve designs of pop-up studio
  • Build pop-up studio
  • Host launch event
  • Welcome 1000th customer!

Location Camden Town

About the space

Camden Guitars, Chalk Farm Road


London Borough of Camden

How will the money be spent?Total £59,742

Staffing for music workshops - £20,020 (34%)
Project management - £15,600 (26%)
Equipment rental - £10,920 (18%)
Studio rental - £9,880 (17%)
Other - £3,322 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Staffing for music workshops
Project management
Equipment rental
Studio rental
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £59,742

Our Volunteer List

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