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 and GCSE results, after an unprecedented and challenging school year.

August 6th 2020

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

#SummerProm2020 has been brought together by acclaimed 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 www.unitedwestream.co.uk across multiple social media channels from 8pm on Wednesday, August 12th, with 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.

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.

Earlier in the day (11:30am), GP and broadcaster, Dr Radha, will host a special mental health-themed Instagram Live ‘surgery’ on the @onespaceto Instagram page to support young people who may be struggling, and will answering questions and offering tips and advice to anyone experiencing worry or anxiety.

Watch via United We Stream GM on Facebook, Twitter, Website, Twitch.

Listen on Hits Radio evening show with Jordan Lee from 7pm.

Watch via @OneSpaceto Facebook and @OneSpaceto Instagram Live