Tinie Tempah, NCS Ambassador and curator of NCS YES LIVE 2016 today announced that BRIT Critics’ Choice Award Nominee, Izzy Bizu and top ten-selling DJ duo, Blonde have been confirmed to join Tinie and perform at NCS YES LIVE. 


Izzy Bizu, whose single ‘White Tiger’ is currently the soundtrack to NCS’s TV advert, which led to the song storming the Shazam charts said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at NCS Yes Live with Tinie Tempah and Blonde. NCS is doing great things for young people and the response to my song being featured on their advert has been amazing, so I jumped at the chance to be involved in the event.  It’s going to be a great gig, so if your 16 or 17, sign up and come along ”


Hailing from London and Bristol, 4Music favourites Blonde have been making major waves in the electronic/house music scene lately and said: “It’s really cool to be asked to be a part of NCS Yes Live, a celebration for young people across the country.  We’re gonna’ make sure we blow the roof off The Roundhouse and give them a show they deserve!”



NCS is honoured to have partnered with one incredible London venue – Camden Roundhouse – to host this year’s NCS YES Live & Awards Show.


Hosted by the multi-talented, award-winning Tinie Tempah – who’s got SEVEN UK #1s to his name – YES Live is one show you don’t want to miss. Get ready for some memorable musical performances, amazing YouTube stars and dazzling celebrity cameos on the red carpet. It’s an unmissable opportunity to recognise the incredible achievements of NCS grads in communities across the country, as well as the social action stars of tomorrow.


On that note, NCS is really impressed by all the incredible opportunities The Roundhouse offers to emerging UK talent – the brilliant, up and coming 11-25 year-olds who share their creative passion with the world through music, media and performing arts.


And if you’re someone who wants to learn how to spin like a DJ, edit a blockbuster film, or get your spoken words heard, take the next step towards achieving your ambitions and join the Roundhouse Creative collective in the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios. Get involved and start making that dream a reality at Roundhouse Creatives

Announcing the YouTubers at NCS YES Live

For those who’ve been patiently waiting on the edge of their seats for YES Live info, here’s an announcement that’s positively BUZZWORTHY. We’re pleased to announce some of the YouTube stars who’ll celebrate all you amazing NCS grads (and future stars) at YES Live. So sit back and get ready to be blown away by the accomplished attendees who will take part as the Green Room Presenters at NCS YES Live.


Taking a (temporary) break from his glorious gaming channel, Ali-A will be joining the NCS team yet again and we couldn’t be more excited! He’s consistently shared his passion and enthusiasm for the programme throughout his social channels, so we’re beyond pleased to have him on board. Emma Blackery is another YouTuber who’ll join us at YES Live. Her wit and musical talent not only entertains her 1 million followers, but she also guides and inspires them through life’s setbacks. She’ll be joining Ali-A as the Green Room Presenter and will share her amazing vocals – a performance we can’t wait to see!


If you’re into beauty care, then you may have heard of the wonderful Emily Canham. This YouTube star has worked with NCS in both 2014 and 2015, where she got the chance to meet some of the grads during the behind the scenes of our TV ad. And finally, the humorous yet profound Jake Boys will share the YES Live stage with his fellow YouTubers. His constant involvement with NCS has had a major impact and we’re happy to have him join us for the celebration!


We can’t wait to get the show started! Who are you looking forward to seeing at YES Live? Tweet us @ncs.


YES LIVE to celebrate nearly 3m social action hours

Records are there to be broken, and this year’s YES Live is going to even bigger and better than the last. YES Live 2014 was a chance to celebrate the 1.5 million hours of social action undertaken by NCSers in 2014; this year, that number has doubled! NCSers have committed almost 3 million hours of their time to good causes. Fantastic stuff, and we think it calls for a celebration!

Rewind: Music stars raise the roof at YES Live 2014

NCS Yes LIVE 2014 was an amazing chance to bring young people together through music. London’s O2 Academy Brixton was the venue for a spectacular free gig featuring performances from the likes of singer Nina Nesbitt, girl group Neon Jungle, electro-pop band Swiss Lips and R&B artist Joel Compass. Memorably, a special performance of the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ was a great way to celebrate the spirit of NCS and recognise what the programme means to every participant.

Rewind: YouTubers join the party at YES Live 2014

YouTubers Marcus Butler, Jake Boys and Joe Suggs captured all the backstage madness at NCS YES Live 2014, getting to mix with NCSers along the way. And of course, Zoella was voted among the most inspirational people for teenagers. Expect more YouTube stars in attendance at YES Live 2015!