Jimmy Page performs at the TransPennine Express Eurovision Song Zone

Party on the Platform - TransPennine Express searches for local musicians to perform at Eurovision Song Zones

TransPennine Express (TPE) is getting into the rhythm of the world’s biggest singing competition and is searching for local musicians across the north to perform at their specially created ‘Eurovision Song Zones’.

TPE has created the performance areas at Manchester Airport, Huddersfield, Hull, Middlesbrough and Scarborough Train Stations as the anticipation and excitement builds ahead of the worldwide musical extravaganza.

The Eurovision Song Zone has been set up for local artists and musicians to show off their talents and entertain passengers waiting on the platform in the run up to the song contest, which is being held in the UK for the first time in 25 years.

Musicians across the north keen to get in the spirit of Eurovision and play for passengers can email TPE@eurovision.songzone.com and register their interest.

Up and coming singer songwriter, Jimmy Page, 28, was the first musician to perform at the Eurovision Song Zone in Manchester Airport Train Station performing his new singles ‘Days Are Long’ and ‘Plop Music’ in front of waiting passengers.

Kathryn O’Brien, Operations and Customer Experience Director at TPE, said: “As with the rest of the country, we couldn’t be more excited for the Eurovision Song Contest and we’re delighted it’s taking place in the north.

“Our Eurovision Song Zones are in place at Manchester Airport, Huddersfield, Hull, Middlesbrough and Scarborough Train Stations so that budding musicians can entertain passengers in the build up to the famous competition. Whether you’re the next Sandie Shaw or Sam Ryder we would love for musicians of all abilities to show off their talents in our designated performance areas.”

Musician Jimmy Page said: “The Eurovision Song Contest has always been a great spectacle of music and so the chance to be involved in the excitement and build up to the event in a small way is a chance I couldn’t miss.

“Performing for the waiting passengers was such a thrill and it turned into quite a party on the platform!”

TPE provides direct services into Liverpool Lime Street from key cities across the North and into Scotland. To find out more visit: Cheap Train Tickets to Liverpool | TransPennine Express (tpexpress.co.uk).