2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

BBC Introducing Stage

Every year you’ll find the BBC at many of the biggest and best music festivals across the country – this May we are proud to be hosting BBC Introducing at The National Festival of Making in Blackburn Lancashire!

Shining a light on the very best undiscovered, unsigned and under the radar music, join presenter Sean McGinty at the BBC Introducing Lancashire stage. Hear the very best of local up and coming musical talent while it’s still raw and unsigned. And remember, you heard it at The National Festival of Making first!


  • 3:00pm Avishek Choudhury
  • 3:15pm TBC
  • 3:30pm Jack Woodward
  • 3:45pm AKIDO (DJ)
  • 4:00pm Lanterns
  • 4:25pm AKIDO (DJ)
  • 4:40pm Myth of Unity
  • 5:05pm AKIDO (DJ)
  • 5:20pm Rival Bones
  • 5:50pm CLOSE


  • 3:00pm Jamie Wooding
  • 3:15pm Lauren Hope
  • 3:30pm Livvy K
  • 3:45PM DJ
  • 4:00pm Sam Leoh
  • 4:25pm DJ
  • 4:40pm The Kut
  • 5:05pm DJ
  • 5:20pm BURD
  • 5:50pm CLOSE

No music stage is complete without unmissable festival street food whether its, ethically sustainable and nutritional vegan option from Earthworm Kitchen or letting Ginger’s Emporium soothe you with their creamy, fruity, nutty, chocolatey, spicy, crunchy comforting iced desserts!

All Aboard the Bowland Brewery iconic 1967 Daimler Double Decker bus bar! Cathedral Square services all your thirsty needs – craft beers, a cocktail, mocktail from A Mano or a Birchalls Tea from Cafe Northcote.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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