Eric Fest

Get your demo critiqued by BBC Radio 1Xtra at ERIC Fest

The careers fair for 16-25 year olds takes place at Somerset House this Sunday and features a 1Xtra booth where you can spit some bars and receive feedback.

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 22 Mar 2018
  • min read
Calling all budding MCs and rappers: fancy spitting some bars and getting your demo critiqued by BBC Radio 1Xtra? The legendary station hosts a booth at Eric Fest in London this Sunday (25 March) where you can do just that. Read on to find out more...

Taking place at Somerset House, Eric Fest - The Arts is a free creative careers fair for 16-25 year olds, featuring stages, entertainment, and speakers who will offer essential advice on how to find your dream creative career.

Last month’s Digital and Tech event was opened by Sadiq Khan in conjunction with the Mayor of London Digital Talent Programme, while this event is set to be the festival's biggest yet, hosting 400 budding professionals and entrepreneurs looking to get ahead in the RTS.

On the day there will be complimentary food and refreshments including a juice bar, doughnut wall and pizza van, as well as a special gig from rising grime artist Cadet.

Alongside the BBC Radio 1Xtra booth, there will be talks including How To Get Your Music Heard from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra music producer Sarah Beaumont and Love Music? DICE Does Careers by DICE's global head of talent, Becs Beslee.

For more information and free tickets, visit