Bringing a Summer Prom to your home this Results Day

06 August 2020

Global star James Bay is set to headline a special one-off nationwide Summer Prom on 12th August. This exclusive event will unite thousands of young people across the UK ahead of A-Level results day, after an unprecedented and challenging year.

The virtual prom has been created to raise awareness of the mental health support available via One Space – a new partnership between Shout 85258, The Mix and Young Minds – for young people struggling with the impact of the nationwide lockdown.

#SummerProm2020 has been brought together by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) broadcasting platform United We Stream GM, One Space and music & mental wellbeing festival, Headstock – in partnership with Manchester’s Hits Radio.

Taking into account the recently introduced Greater Manchester restriction of no mixing of households, this unique, free to access event can be enjoyed by young people in their own homes, and will be live streamed on across multiple social media channels from 8pm on Wednesday, August 12th. The event will include music performances and artist interviews being broadcast simultaneously across the Hits Radio network.

Hosted by Hits Radio presenter, Jordan Lee, the Summer Prom will feature music from multi award-winning singer-songwriter James Bay, Australian musician Sam Fischer, pop sensation Becky Hill and DJ & producer, Joel Corry – currently #1 in the UK singles chart. The event, which will be broadcast from the Met live music and theatre venue in Bury, will also feature comedy from Bec Hill, Aurie Styla and Lauren Pattison, plus a number of surprise guest appearances.

Hits Radio Presenter Jordan Lee said: “Music and comedy is the ultimate escapism from any of the pre-exam results anxieties and I’m really excited to be working with our partners on creating this unique one-off event. I’m delighted we’ve had such amazing support from our friends in the music industry and can’t wait to hear and watch James Bay, Sam Fischer, Becky Hill and Joel Corry – It’s going to be HUGE!”

The Summer Prom has been created by United We Stream GM, Headstock and One Space to support young people, aged 15-18, who are seeking support for their mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “The United We Stream Summer Prom will be a positive and celebratory broadcast for all young people to enjoy safely in their homes, and is another example of the caring spirit of people in Greater Manchester.

“This is a fantastic idea, to give our young people in the city-region and beyond who are about to get their exam results, something really special to look forward to. Thanks to the innovative team of public sector and private business who are behind the Summer Prom concept, the Class of 2020 will have a unique celebration to remember.”

Visit the United We Stream website for more information on the event.

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