Jar Music Live organises gigs at some of the best venues to showcase independent talent to the wider music industry. Upsurge gigs are the first step in our broader strategy to work with new talent and help build their careers in the live arena, from small venues through to green field sites. Each gig is produced to the highest standard to ensure acts perform their music as it was intended. You can find full details of how these gigs have helped our Acts in our news feed or under U-Artist section
“A Must Play Gig’ (Evening Standard ’15).
Upsurge is the original music-networking gig that connects emerging Acts to the wider music industry.  Built on a solid reputation for supporting new live music, each gig draws from a diverse palette of Commercial Rock, Pop, Dance and Urban music. Upsurge are produced to offer a truly hi-end live concert for the acts and their audiences. Each gig are organised with a variety of major labels, festivals and booking agents to help acts access support offers and slots at the UK’s and European biggest festivals.  The success of the event has drawn music VIP’s such as Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Chris Martin (Coldplay), Mark Ronson, Adele, Sam Smith and Paloma Faith – to mention but a few.
2017 UpSurge Partnerships
Primo Maggio Rome | Incessant Records | Universal Music | Rocket Management
Metropolis Studio |  The Big Festival |  AEG





Some UpSurge gigs are held in association with 1M Europe where we will be offering 2 slots for to 2 emerging acts to perform at Primo Maggio Concert – Italy’s biggest free open-air televised concert. Just like the Breakout festival (Asia) and The Taubertal (Germany) the acts will perform on the main stage (pictured) between 3pm- 6pm. Selected dates will be attended by 1M Europe reps.
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Cargo (Shoreditch)
Situated in the heart of East London’s thriving cultural shoreditch scene lays Cargo, a First class live music venue overflowing with character, charisma and loved for its original interior flair, exposed brick-work,  incredible stage lights and street art from, among others, Banksy. One of east London’s few purpose-built live venues, Cargo boosts a diverse diary of worldwide performers including Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, Jesse Ware, Lady Gaga, Years Years, Bloc Party and many more.
Camden Assembly (Camden)
Formerly The Barfly, this corner venue has been a Camden institution for years, welcoming Coldplay, Franz Ferdinand and Bombay Bicycle Club among the many bands who’ve played London gigs here. It was one of the main hangouts during the Britpop and grunge years.
Under new ownership the venue under went a £1M facelift and relaunched with hi-profile shows from the new generation of UK talent amongst them Tom Odell, Kaiser Chiefs, Jess Glynne and Clean Bandit.