London – 7 October, 2020 – NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) today announced the launch of its
Unlock Virtual Festival – in aid of The Prince’s Trust ‘Million Makers’ – starting on Saturday, 17 October.
The virtual festival will be hosted by Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon and new Trinidad and Tobago ‘chilled
calypso’ artist Kalpee, with CMA award winning radio and TV broadcaster, Baylen Leonard, taking over
hosting duties of the country music strand on Sundays. The multi-weekend experience will feature a free
series of pre-recorded, virtual performances and segments from music artists, comedians and
influencers live streamed on a dedicated YouTube channel HERE and donations from “attendees” will
raise valuable funds for the youth charity.
As 2020 has been a year like no other, the Unlock Virtual Festival aims to “unlock” entertainment and
events that have been cancelled so audiences can enjoy exclusive content in the comfort and safety of
their own homes – while raising money for The Prince’s Trust. The virtual festival will feature
performances from over 250 acts, across four segments: Lifestyle, Music, Comedy and Musical Theatre
that will be introduced by hosts Liz McClarnon, Kalpee and Baylen Leonard each week.
Starting Saturday, 17 October at 5pm a variety of exciting content will be released each weekend for
four weeks via YouTube live stream. Saturdays will feature Lifestyle, Music and Comedy, including
mouthwatering recipe ideas, both familiar faces and rising music stars, and hilarious comedy. On
Sundays new Lifestyle material will be posted including wellness and fitness workshops, alongside great
Musical Theatre songs from the West End, and a range of Country Music. Following the livestream, all
content will then be available to watch on the Unlock Virtual Festival YouTube channel until Sunday, 31
More information can be found here: https://unlockfestival.co.uk/