Hit The Road is looking for young performers across Scotland.

If you’re between the ages of 14 and 19, living in Scotland and want to take your music out into the real world, we can help.

Acts of all genres will be taken through a process of training and rehearsing before it’s time to Hit The Road!

  • Be Charlotte (Hit the Road 2012/13)
  • Indigo Velvet (Hit the Road 2012/13)
  •   KLOE (Hit the Road 2012/13)  
  • Man of Moon (Hit the Road 2013/14)
  • Model Aeroplanes (Hit the Road 2012/13)
  • Lewis Capaldi (Hit the Road 2013/14)
  • JR Green (Hit the Road 2013/14)

What is Hit The Road?

A touring project for 14-19 year old aspiring performers at an early stage in their music making. Hit the Road will present five tours of Scotland, themed by music genre. Participants are also invited to training workshops with industry professionals covering all aspects of the reality of touring, while there will also be training opportunities for young people wishing to try out support roles such as sound engineering and stage technicians.

When & Where?

Each tour will take three acts on the road, with each act taking the headline slot to their home town crowd.

Who Can Apply?

Online registration is now open for those who are:

  • aged 14-19
  • living in Scotland
  • involved in any kind of music making
  • interested in learning about and developing their own musical career

Who Can’t Apply?

  • Acts who have previous touring experience.
  • Acts who are signed or associated with professional record, publishing or management.

Hit The Road is run by the Scottish Music Centre, and is supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme, and the Young Start Big Fund.

Scottish Music Centre

The Scottish Music Centre is a one-stop shop for information for anyone interested in music. Visitors to the Centre can use computers with a range of the latest music software, including Sibelius 4 and Garageband, and read a variety of specialist music publications, directories and magazines relevant to all musical styles and interests.

It is also home to an enormous archive of nearly 30,000 items, ranging from copies of 18th Century song-sheets and Scottish contemporary classical scores to the latest CD releases from traditional, rock, jazz and indie bands.

Add to this a seemingly endless electronic database resource and a team of experts whose enthusiasm and personal knowledge is second to none, and the result is a hub of information, offering unparalleled access to knowledge and advice about music created, performed or recorded in Scotland.

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland administers the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) programme which creates access to high quality music making opportunities for young people, particularly for those that would not normally have the chance to participate. For further details about the YMI programme please visit: Creative Scotland.

Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement. We help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career. To find out more about Help Musicians UK and the work we do please browse the sections at:


PRS for Music Foundation’s mission is to stimulate and support the creation and performance of new music throughout the UK and to ensure that this music is enjoyed by a wide audience. Over the past 15 years we have proved ourselves as a significant force in supporting pioneering musical activity. Since March 2000 we have supported over 5,200 new music initiatives to the tune of over £22 million. PRS for Music Foundation receives £1.5m per year from PRS for Music.

Scottish Music Centre
City Halls
Glasgow, G1 1NQ
Telephone: 0141 552 5222

Location of Scottish Music Centre

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