Brighton Music Conference Kicks Off This Week

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking event takes place at the prestigious British Airways i360 complex on Brighton’s beachfront from 22nd to 24th September.

The conference program for the 9th edition will feature four Theatres, the BMC networking hub, the Pro meeting Lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone.  With over 200 speakers and 60 panels and talks, BMC21 will focus on shaping the future of the industry and uniting everyone in the electronic music industry after a devastating 18 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Newly confirmed speakers include; Andrew Salsano (Nervous), Archie Hamilton, Ashley Howard (PRS for Music), Charlotte Spillerova (Drumcode Records), David Courtney, Gavin Kingsley (The Radio Department), Hilit Kolet (Defected), Jay Cunningham (Denon DJ), Jim O'Regan (Paradigm Agency), Jody Ann Cato (Ninja Tune), Lil Rockit, Mollie Collins (Kiss FM), Lisa Loud, Maria May (CAA), Mark Lawrence (Black Rock Publishing), Michael Weiss (Nervous), Neil Evans (Amnesia), Teresa Moore (A Greener festival) and many more. (See full list of speakers below)

The conference program will feature an insightful program of talks, seminars and workshops focusing on inspiration and collaboration, rebuilding and rethinking to create a stronger and brighter future with topics including; Keynote Interviews with Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Matt Black (Coldcut), Dealing with Mental Health, Taking the Underground Back, How to Get Your Music Signed, Music Production & DJing, Studio Tips & Tricks, New Technology, Inclusivity, Overcoming Barriers to Entry in the Music Industry, 25 years of Hospital Records, 30 years of Nervous Records and the Beatport Annual Report.

As well as the conference there will also be many artists performing throughout BMC with a host of events and networking parties which can now be revealed. Exclusive networking parties will be held 450 feet above the city in the i360 observation pod with Matt Black (Coldcut) and Ultra Music Presents with Martin Ikin performing on Thursday 23rd and Roger Sanchez & Amnesia Presents with Marco Faraone performing on Friday 24th September. Getting the party started at the special welcome event on Wednesday 22nd September will be Mollie Collins and special guests performing on the roof terrace at the newest addition to Brighton & Hove beachfront, Rockwater. The Disco Bug will also return to BMC hosted by istreem Radio with their residents providing the musical backdrop on Thursday and Friday including; Wax Worx and special guests Steve Mac and Serge Santiago, whilst the BMC Networking Hub will feature sets from Carly Wilford and Ridney alongside local favourites Jenni Hipkiss and Mikee Hollywood and many more. The official BMC Closing Party on Friday 24th September will be hosted by Stompa Phunk at The WaterBear Venue with DJ’s Bushwacka! and David Parr.

The Label Lounge, returns on Thursday 23rd September sponsored by istreem. Taking place at the Tempest Inn, it gives producers that golden opportunity to sit down, for 1-to-1 immediate feedback with label heads. In this year’s lounge you’ll find; Armada, Axtone, Audio Rehab, Champion Records, Cheeky Trax, Sleazy Deep, IN-TUNE, Stress, Ear Wax/Shanghaied with more TBA.  The last label lounge was an overwhelming success, resulting in no less than 18 tracks signed.  Spaces are limited. Book your place click here.

Artists and speakers taking part in the 2021 event include; (In alphabetical order):
Adam Woolf, Aidan Culley, Aidan Lavelle, Alex Kenning, Ali Al-Ebrahim, Alon Shulman, Amy Lamé, Andre Berry, Andrew Salsano, Andrew Van G, Andrew Sharland, Andy Shiach, Angie B, Archie Hamilton, Arun Sethi, Ashley Howard, Aurelia Butler-Ball, Belinda Matwali, Ben Rubin, Ben Wynter, Belinda Matwali, Brandon Block, Bushwacka!, Caitlin O’Connor, Carl Cox, Carl Loben, Carly Heath, Carly Wilford, Chad Jackson, Charlie Tee, Charlotte Spillerova, Chøppersaurus, Christine Brown, Chris Goss, Chris Hamphire, Christopher Davies-Smith, Clara Suess, Cypherpunx, Damien Fell, Danny Howard, David Courtney, David Newton, Dean Marsh, Denney, DJ Phantasy, Ellie Talebian, Eve Horne, Evil 9, Gavin Kingsley, Gemma Hart, Georgina Cook, Greig Scott, Greg Marshall, Hatcha, Hilit Kolet, Naomi Fisayo, Huxley, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jake Shillingford, Jane Third, Jansons, Jasmine Kent-Smith, James Bullock, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jamie Scahill, Jay Cunningham, Jenni Cochrane, Jess Bays, Jess Kidd, Jim Gash, Jody Ann Cato, John Monkman, John Truelove, Jules Kammann, Jim O'Regan, Just Her, Justin Robertson, Judge Jules, Karen Emanuel, Katherine Ellis, Kathy Brown, Keri Perkins, Krafty Kuts, Kris Toffer Lewis, Laila Mckenzie, LCY, Liam Norval, Lil Rockit, Lisa Loud, Lizz Cass, Lou Ellis, Louisahhh, Luke Brancaccio, Lynn Cosgrave, Lynden Campbell, Marco Faraone, Marina Palacios, Matt Black (Coldcut), Matt Priest, Mat Playford, Maria May, Martha Cleary, Martin Ikin, Mark Lawrence, Martje Kremers, Maxinne, Michael Boyce, Michael Kill, Michael Weiss, Miles Atmospheric, Mizbee, Mollie Collins, Neil Evans, Nick Evans, Nick Lawrence, Nicky Trax, Nikki McNeill, NOLAN, Nomine aka Outrage, Nurve, Pat Carr, Paul Arnold, Paul Wells, Peter van Dongen, Phil Morris, Professor Sam Warren, Rachel Barton, Rasha Shaheem, Richard Earnshaw, Rosie Lewis, Rowetta, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Roger Sanchez, Rupert Brown, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sally Freeman, Samatha Togni, Sara Al Hamad, Saytek Live, Simon Hills, Serge Santiago, Sergio Pimentel, Shino Parker, Si Truss, Silvia Montello, Silvana Kill, Sgt Pokes, Ski Oakenfull, Smokey Bubblin B, Sophie Lloyd, Steve Barrey, Steve Mac, Tammy Tinawi, Taz Matter, Teresa Moore, Tom Hines, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, Wax Worx.

Speakers and representatives attending including (In alphabetical order):
ACS Custom, AFEM, A Greener Festival, AIM, Amplead, Amp Suite, Armada, AudioActive, Audio Lock,  Audio Rehab, Axtone, Beatport, Bedrock, Berlin, Believe Digital, Big Star, BIMM, Black Rock Publishing, CAA, Cavendish Music, Champion Records, Cheeky Trax, Clintons, Critical Music, CTRL FRK, DJ Mag, Decked Out, Decoded, Defected, Denon DJ, Dream Team, Drumcode Records, Ear Wax, Education & Bass, Dolby Atmos, Elite Music Management, Fuga, Funktion One, Future Music, Get Ahead, Help Musicians UK, Hospital Records, Hot House, Iconic Underground, Identification of Music, In The Key Of She, IN-TUNE, Irwin Mitchell LLP,  istreem Radio, Key Production Group, Kiss FM, Knee Deep In Sound, Lady of the House, Lime Blue, Listen Up Therapy, Liquorice Dragon Records, Loopmasters, Love Live Music, Manchester City FC, Mobilee, Motion Music Management, Moving the Needle, Nervous Records, Ninja Tune, NTIA, Paradigm Agency, Peak Music, Phase Transitions, Pioneer, Plugin Boutique, Point Blank, Posh Cockney, PRS for Music, Radio 1, RAM Records, #remarQabl, Remote Control, Sentric Electronic, Shanghaied, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Sleazy Deep, Sound Advice, Steinberg, Stompa Phunk, Stress, Suess Media, TikTok, The Logical Choice Group, The Radio Department, The Record Republic, T-Minus, Tru Thoughts, Truelove Music, Ultra Records, WaterBear, We Are Boogie Sound, We Are Grape, We Get Bands.

Find out more on the BMC 2021 Conference program and events here https://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/

BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

Save the date for BMC 2021, September 22 to 24 (with the main conference being held on 23rd and 24th) More info on the event program and official events coming soon.

Tickets:
BMC Pro Pass - £149 + b/f (limited tickets available)
BMC Academy Pass  (Sold out)
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For more info contact
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

About Brighton Music Conference

The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focusing on innovation, education & the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector.  BMC brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 60 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. It is attended by 1000s of experienced music industry professionals, the next generation of DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts. BMC was also awarded by the NTIA at  the  Ambassadors of the Night Awards 2019 for their work and commitment to developing awareness and education of the UK Electronic Music Scene internationally within the NTE.

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2021
23/24/25 September 2021
www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk
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Skiddle and NTIA Announce £50K of Bursaries to Bolster Events Industry

£50,000 OF GRANTS AVAILABLE AS SKIDDLE’S EVENTS REVIVAL FUND IS LAUNCHED AS PART OF NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NIGHT TIME INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

Skiddle has today announced it will hand out £50,000 of bursaries to kickstart the events industry, as part of a new ongoing partnership with the Night Time Industries Association.

Skiddle’s Events Revival Fund, in partnership with the NTIA which promotes the unique contribution of the night time industry to the UK, will be awarded to events organisers in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to help rebuild the industry in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The money will support events organisers and promoters who plan to put on events in bars and nightclubs in a bid to revitalise the events industry with much needed financial support after a considerable loss of earnings for many promoters and venues in the last eighteen months.

Skiddle and the NTIA is calling out for new and experienced event organisers to apply now, to win the funds to put on the very best live experiences around the country, giving a much needed boost to the industry, and reigniting the public’s love for live events.

New figures released by Skiddle show that consumers are indeed ready to enjoy live events again, with the company reporting an extra £1.4m in ticket sales to live events in the last six months as lockdown began to lift, with an increase of 400% in comparison to the same period last year (March - August). Overall Skiddle has seen a huge increase of 442% in ticket sales in 2021 vs 2020, with plans from the Government to scrap Covid passports for nightclubs and live events expected to push the trend even further.

Ben Sebborn, CTO at Skiddle said “We know firsthand how hard the industry has been hit in the last eighteen months, and now we are able to host and attend events once more. We want to make them the best we possibly can. We hope that the bursaries enable promoters and event organisers to put on an amazing series of events around the UK that may not have been possible without this financial support.”

Michael Kill CEO NTIA added, “The Night Time Economy and Events sector has continually been at the sharp end of the pandemic. We are now able to plan for the future, with the removal of challenging mitigations we are able to really focus on supporting grassroots promoters in building back and re-establishing a world leading industry across the UK. We hope this bursary will help grassroots promoters to re-invigorate their commitment and inspire new entrepreneurs to invest in the future of the events industry . ”

The bursaries in Skiddle’s Events Revival Fund are available to promoters, events or venues which are planning events this autumn, and can show that the additional funds will create an incredible experience for guests. Promoters, event organisers, and venue teams will be able to apply for the bursary via the Skiddle website, with applications remaining open from 1st - 31st October 2021. Bursaries will be awarded to successful applicants on a weekly basis, so that organisers can focus on the important bit - welcoming the UK back to live events!

Those who are interested in applying for the fund can register their interest here.

As part of a new, ongoing partnership Skiddle, the leading Events & What's On Guide website in the UK and the NTIA plan to help the industry get back on track after the pandemic, with the two businesses working together to provide a support package for NTIA members and Skiddle promoters.

The two businesses will focus on initiatives such as discussions and networking opportunities for promoters in monthly socials, workshops and 1 to 1 mentoring for young people looking to get into the events industry and promoter focus groups run by the NTIA.

In addition to this, NTIA will offer all Skiddle promoters a free membership and Skiddle is working with the NTIA on creating bespoke ticketing and marketing packages for all their current members.

Ben Sebborn of Skiddle added "The NTIA have done amazing work campaigning and supporting the hospitality and nightlife industries, especially in the past year, and so we’re really pleased to be an official partner going forward. Throughout the pandemic, Skiddle has put its promoters front and centre to accommodate their events amidst the changing rules, so this partnership is a natural coming together of shared values.”

“We're confident this new partnership with NTIA will rebuild the events industry through our joint initiatives such as promoter networking opportunities and roundtables. We're also passionate about building up the next generation of promoters which is why we're planning to launch workshops and mentoring for young people.”

More information on the partnership can be found at www.skiddle.com/ntia

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


ADE Continues Festival Preparations Despite New Covid Regulations

ADE Festival will continue to take place as planned from 13th-17th of October, despite the newly announced Covid restrictions in the Netherlands, among which is the mandate that clubs, venues and indoor events are forced to close between 00:00 and 06:00.

Although directors Meindert Kennis and Jan-Willem van de Ven are baffled by the new set of regulations, the ADE team sees no objection against a solid and safe ADE Festival in accordance with the current restrictions. Over the coming days, the organisation and the city council are examining the details of the new regulations for each type of event within the total ADE offering.

“Although as of now a limited number of events have unfortunately been forced to cancel, plenty of organisers are still willing to go forward to have an amazing ADE Festival this year,” co-director Jan-Willem van de Ven stated.

The directors feel immensely supported by the positive energy and the resilience shown by Amsterdam's nightlife: “Ever since the press conference, we have been overloaded with messages from organisers willing to do everything they can to push forward with their events within the current measures,” added co-director Meindert Kennis. “And we want to do everything we can to support them in their efforts to get the live industry moving again.”

The ADE Festival program can be found on the Amsterdam Dance Event website.

ADE Conference
Due to months of regulatory uncertainties up until four weeks before the event, paired with strict conditions surrounding international travel, the renowned ADE conferences have been forced to cancel. “The decision to postpone ADE Pro, for many music professionals the most important business moment in the year, was especially difficult in the time that the industry needs it the most,” said the directors. “On top of that, we need all of our available resources to coordinate the ADE Festival events as efficiently, and to the best of our ability, within the few weeks we have left.” 

ADE Pro conference ticket buyers will be contacted with more info within days. 

About ADE
The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,500 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 146 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here.

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here 

The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Main partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados 

Contact
For more information or media partnerships contact Nikki McNeill.
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


Brighton Music Conference Announce Final Lineup - Carl Cox, Danny Howard, Jaguar, Roger Sanchez, Rowetta and more

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE FINAL LINE UP (in alphabetical order):
BUSHWACKA!, CARL COX, DANNY HOWARD, JAGUAR, JUST HER, MATT BLACK (COLDCUT), ROGER SANCHEZ, ROWETTA

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking event announces final line up including; Archie Hamiltion, Amy Lamé, Brandon Block, Bushwacka! Carl Cox, Carly Wilford, Danny Howard, Evil 9, Jaguar, Jess Bays, Justin Robertson, Judge Jules, Just Her, Huxley, Krafty Kuts, Louisahhh, Martin Ikin, Matt Black (Coldcut), Mollie Collins, Roger Sanchez, Rowetta many more.

Taking place at the prestigious British Airways i360 complex on Brighton’s beachfront from 22nd to 24th September, the conference program for the 9th edition will feature four Theatres, the BMC networking hub, the Pro meeting Lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone.  With over 200 speakers and 60 panels and talks, BMC21 will focus on shaping the future of the industry and uniting everyone in the electronic music industry after a devastating 18 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  Newly confirmed speakers include; Andrew Salsano (Nervous), Archie Hamilton, Ashley Howard (PRS for Music), Charlotte Spillerova (Drumcode Records), David Courtney, Gavin Kingsley (The Radio Department), Hilit Kolet (Defected), Jay Cunningham (Denon DJ), Jim O'Regan (Paradigm Agency), Jody Ann Cato (Ninja Tune), Lil Rockit, Mollie Collins (Kiss FM), Lisa Loud, Maria May (CAA), Mark Lawrence (Black Rock Publishing), Michael Weiss (Nervous), Neil Evans (Amnesia), Teresa Moore (A Greener Festival) and many more. (See full list of speakers below)

The conference program will feature an insightful program of
talks, seminars and workshops focusing on inspiration and collaboration, rebuilding and rethinking to create a stronger and brighter future with topics including; Keynote Interviews with Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Matt Black (Coldcut), Dealing with Mental Health, Taking the Underground Back, How to Get Your Music Signed, Music Production & DJing, Studio Tips & Tricks, New Technology, Inclusivity, Overcoming Barriers to Entry in the Music Industry, 25 years of Hospital Records, 30 years of Nervous Records and the Beatport Annual Report.

As well as the conference there will also be many artists performing throughout BMC with a host of events and networking parties which can now be revealed. Exclusive networking parties will be held 450 feet above the city in the i360 observation pod with Matt Black (Coldcut) and Ultra Music Presents with Martin Ikin performing on Thursday 23rd and Roger Sanchez & Amnesia Presents with Marco Faraone performing on Friday 24th September. Getting the party started at the special welcome event on Wednesday 22nd September will be Mark Knight, Mollie Collins plus a very special guest performing on the roof terrace at the newest addition to Brighton & Hove beachfront, Rockwater. The Disco Bug will also return to BMC hosted by istreem Radio with their residents providing the musical backdrop on Thursday and Friday including; Wax Worx and special guests Steve Mac and Serge Santiago, whilst the BMC Networking Hub will feature sets from Carly Wilford and Ridney alongside local favourites Jenni Hipkiss and Mikee Hollywood and many more. The official BMC Closing Party on Friday 24th September will be hosted by Stompa Phunk at The WaterBear Venue with DJ’s Bushwacka! and David Parr.

The Label Lounge, returns on Thursday 23rd September sponsored by istreem. Taking place at the Tempest Inn, it gives producers that golden opportunity to sit down, for 1-to-1 immediate feedback with label heads. In this year’s lounge you’ll find; Armada, Axtone, Audio Rehab, Champion Records, Cheeky Trax, Sleazy Deep, IN-TUNE, Stress, Ear Wax/Shanghaied with more TBA.  The last label lounge was an overwhelming success, resulting in no less than 18 tracks signed.  Spaces are limited. Book your place click here. 

Artists and speakers taking part in the 2021 event include; (In alphabetical order):
Adam Woolf, Aidan Culley, Aidan Lavelle, Alex Kenning, Ali Al-Ebrahim, Alon Shulman, Amy Lamé, Andre Berry, Andrew Salsano, Andrew Van G, Andrew Sharland, Andy Shiach, Angie B, Archie Hamilton, Arun Sethi, Ashley Howard, Aurelia Butler-Ball, Belinda Matwali, Ben Rubin, Ben Wynter, Belinda Matwali, Brandon Block, Bushwacka!, Caitlin O’Connor, Carl Cox, Carl Loben, Carly Heath, Carly Wilford, Chad Jackson, Charlie Tee, Charlotte Spillerova, Chøppersaurus, Christine Brown, Chris Goss, Chris Hamphire, Christopher Davies-Smith, Clara Suess, Cypherpunx, Damien Fell, Danny Howard, David Courtney, David Newton, Dean Marsh, Denney, DJ Phantasy, Ellie Talebian, Eve Horne, Evil 9, Gavin Kingsley, Gemma Hart, Georgina Cook, Greig Scott, Greg Marshall, Hatcha, Hilit Kolet, Naomi Fisayo, Huxley, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jake Shillingford, Jane Third, Jansons, Jasmine Kent-Smith, James Bullock, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jamie Scahill, Jay Cunningham, Jenni Cochrane, Jess Bays, Jess Kidd, Jim Gash, Jody Ann Cato, John Monkman, John Truelove, Jules Kammann, Jim O'Regan, Just Her, Justin Robertson, Judge Jules, Karen Emanuel, Katherine Ellis, Kathy Brown, Keri Perkins, Krafty Kuts, Kris Toffer Lewis, Laila Mckenzie, LCY, Liam Norval, Lil Rockit, Lisa Loud, Lizz Cass, Lou Ellis, Louisahhh, Luke Brancaccio, Lynn Cosgrave, Lynden Campbell, Marco Faraone, Marina Palacios, Matt Black (Coldcut), Matt Priest, Mat Playford, Maria May, Martha Cleary, Martin Ikin, Mark Knight, Mark Lawrence, Martje Kremers, Maxinne, Michael Boyce, Michael Kill, Michael Weiss, Miles Atmospheric, Mizbee, Mollie Collins, Neil Evans, Nick Evans, Nick Lawrence, Nicky Trax, Nikki McNeill, NOLAN, Nomine aka Outrage, Nurve, Pat Carr, Paul Arnold, Paul Wells, Peter van Dongen, Phil Morris, Professor Sam Warren, Rachel Barton, Rasha Shaheem, Richard Earnshaw, Rosie Lewis, Rowetta, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Roger Sanchez, Rupert Brown, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sally Freeman, Samatha Togni, Sara Al Hamad, Saytek Live, Simon Hills, Serge Santiago, Sergio Pimentel, Shino Parker, Si Truss, Silvia Montello, Silvana Kill, Sgt Pokes, Ski Oakenfull, Smokey Bubblin B, Sophie Lloyd, Steve Barrey, Steve Mac, Stuart Knight, Tammy Tinawi, Taz Matter, Teresa Moore, Tom Hines, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, Wax Worx.

Speakers and representatives attending including (In alphabetical order):
ACS Custom, AFEM, A Greener Festival, AIM, Amplead, Amp Suite, Armada, AudioActive, Audio Lock,  Audio Rehab, Axtone, Beatport, Bedrock, Berlin, Believe Digital, Big Star, BIMM, Black Rock Publishing, CAA, Cavendish Music, Champion Records, Cheeky Trax, Clintons, Critical Music, CTRL FRK, DJ Mag, Decked Out, Decoded, Defected, Denon DJ, Dream Team, Drumcode Records, Ear Wax, Education & Bass, Dolby Atmos, Elite Music Management, Fuga, Funktion One, Future Music, Get Ahead, Help Musicians UK, Hospital Records, Hot House, Iconic Underground, Identification of Music, In The Key Of She, IN-TUNE, Irwin Mitchell LLP,  istreem Radio, Key Production Group, Kiss FM, Knee Deep In Sound, Lady of the House, Lime Blue, Listen Up Therapy, Liquorice Dragon Records, Loopmasters, Love Live Music, Manchester City FC, Mobilee, Motion Music Management, Moving the Needle, Nervous Records, Ninja Tune, NTIA, Paradigm Agency, Peak Music, Phase Transitions, Pioneer, Plugin Boutique, Point Blank, Posh Cockney, PRS for Music, Radio 1, RAM Records, #remarQabl, Remote Control, Sentric Electronic, Shanghaied, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Sleazy Deep, Sound Advice, Steinberg, Stompa Phunk, Stress, Suess Media, TikTok, The Logical Choice Group, The Radio Department, The Record Republic, T-Minus, Tru Thoughts, Truelove Music, Toolroom Records, Ultra Records, WaterBear, We Are Boogie Sound, We Are Grape, We Get Bands.

Find out more on the BMC 2021 Conference program here https://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/


Events Schedule

Thursday

BMC Networking Hub
Shesaid.so Networking Breakfast in collaboration with Lady of The House and Savenightlife

8am - 10am @ i360 Beachfront Complex
Invite Only

 

BMC Networking Hub 

12pm - 5pm  @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJ’s Carly Wilford, Black Octopus, Mikee Hollywood

 

BMC Networking Hub - Hosted by Ultra Music
5pm - 9:30pm  @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJs Blackhill, Crvvcks, Huxley, Sammy Porter 


i360 Observation Pod
8pm - 9pm - Matt Black (Coldcut)
9:15pm - 10:15pm -  Ultra Music Presents with Martin Ikin
@ i360 Beachfront Complex

 

Disco Bug hosted by istreem Radio

Time @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJ’s Who Dares, Olilove, Altitude 360, Sean Scan, Mr Beatz, Steve Mac, Wax Worx

In the Key of She Networking Party sponsored by the University of Portsmouth and Lady of the House

6pm - 10pm @ Block, St James Street, Brighton, BN2
DJ’s Just Her, Samantha Togni

 

The Tempest - PRS Networking Party
6pm  - 12am @ The Tempest -1 59-161 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB
DJ’s Brandon Block, Richard Earnshaw, Just Her, Ridney, Mikee Hollywood

The WaterBear Venue - istreem Radio Networking Bash

6pm - 10:30pm @ The WaterBear Venue, Kings Road Arches, 169-170, Brighton BN1 1NB
DJ’s Wax Worx, Blvckr, Sean Scanlan

 

The WaterBear Venue -  Saytek Live Album Launch
11pm - 3am @ The WaterBear Venue, Kings Road Arches, 169-170, Brighton BN1 1NB
DJ’s Charles Green & Miles Atmospheric

 

Friday

BMC Networking Hub 

Shesaid.so Networking Breakfast in collaboration with Lady of The House and Savenightlife
8am - 10am @ i360 Beachfront Complex
Invite Only

BMC Networking Hub 

12pm - 5pm @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJ’s Mick Fuller, Jenni Hipkiss, Serge Santiago, Ridney, James Mackie

 

BMC Networking Hub

5pm - 9:30pm @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJ’s -TBC

i360 Observation Pod
9pm -10pm - Roger Sanchez
10:15pm -11:15pm - Amnesia Presents with Marco Faraone
@ i360 Beachfront Complex


Disco Bug hosted by istreem Radio

Time @ i360 Beachfront Complex
DJ’s Lost Boys, Natallie, Blvckr, Malle, Adrian Kay, Wax Worx, Serge Santiago

 

Block - Stompa Phunk Pre Party 

5pm - 11pm @ Block, 101, St James Street, Brighton, BN2
DJ’s Joe Dove and friends

 

The WaterBear Venue  - Amp Suite Networking Party with the Berlin-Brighton DJs

5pm - 10:30pm @ The WaterBear Venue, Kings Road Arches, 169-170, Brighton BN1 1NB

DJ’s  - Markus Saarländer, Koipinoxia, POoK, Lola


The WaterBear Venue  - Stompa Phunk official BMC Closing Party

11pm - 4am @ The WaterBear Venue, Kings Road Arches, 169-170, Brighton BN1 1NB

DJ’s Bushwacka! + David Parr

The WaterBear Venue  - Official BMC After Party

10pm - 4am @ The WaterBear Venue, Kings Road Arches, 169-170, Brighton BN1 1NB

DJ’s Justin Robertson & Evil 9

 

BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

 

Save the date for BMC 2021, September 22 to 24 (with the main conference being held on 23rd and 24th) More info on the event program and official events coming soon.

 

Tickets:
BMC Pro Pass - £149 + b/f (limited tickets available)
BMC Academy Pass  (Sold out)
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/

 

 


NOTES TO EDITORS:

For more info contact
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

About Brighton Music Conference

 

The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focusing on innovation, education & the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector.  BMC brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 60 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. It is attended by 1000s of experienced music industry professionals, the next generation of DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts. 

BMC was also awarded by the NTIA at  the  Ambassadors of the Night Awards 2019 for their work and commitment to developing awareness and education of the UK Electronic Music Scene internationally within the NTE.

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE 2021

23/24/25 September 2021

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www.twitter.com/BrightonMusicCo
http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/
#BMC2021

 



We Are Grape Celebrate 10 Years at the Forefront of Broadcast and Music Entertainment

We Are Grape are gearing up for their 10 year milestone and have plenty to celebrate this Autumn, including the launch of Sarah Story’s brand new Friday night Radio 1 show and a new series of Spotify’s flagship music podcast ‘Who We Be_Talks’.

With a diverse team of creatives, producers, sound designers, editors and innovators, Grape is at the forefront of radio, podcast, broadcast and music entertainment with clients including world-leading platforms and brands such as BBC Radio 1, Spotify, BBC 6 Music, Red Bull Music, BBC Sounds, Amazon Music and Bauer.

Launching the independent production company in 2011, founder Rachel Barton carved a niche for her business with an ethos of creating meaningful work of the highest-quality. Grape is now unique within the audio production sector, being very focused on its two areas of expertise; music and young audiences.

“Reaching the milestone of 10 years in business makes me feel very proud. The audio landscape has vastly changed over the last decade, and we have adapted and evolved every time. The sheer quality and diversity of Grape’s output continues to excite me and our renewed focus on music and young audiences gives us clarity and purpose.” says Rachel.

Grape continues to grow, winning multiple new and exciting commissions. In April 2021, having worked with her for some years, Grape brought The Blessed Madonna to Saturday nights on BBC 6 Music. Her weekly show is a celebration of all dance floor sounds, including a deep dive into an era or topic relating to dance music. At the end of August, Grape produced an Audio Content Funded documentary for Absolute Radio ‘Songs From Amy’s Jukebox’, celebrating the legacy of Amy Winehouse centered around the Jukebox where she kept her favourite tracks of all time. September will mark a new era for BBC Radio 1’s Friday night lineup after Annie Mac’s departure, and Grape is launching and producing new signing Sarah Story’s ‘Future Dance’ show, broadcast at 8pm.

“From the company’s inception, Grape has always had a deep knowledge of dance music radio, having produced BBC Radio 1 dance shows and live events, including Annie Mac’s Friday show, for many years. To launch The Blessed Madonna and Sarah Story’s new shows on the BBC, and continuing to produce Pete Tong, Dance Anthems with Charlie Hedges and Annie Nightingale, feels incredibly exciting and we remain so proud to be working with such talented and passionate presenters.’ adds Rachel.

Starting from the ground up, Rachel also knows the importance of building a strong team and now has 11 talented staff members.

“Grape has the best team we’ve ever had. Each person takes great pride in their individual projects and that can really be heard across our output. We have deep and varied expertise across the company, so we can ensure our podcasts, radio shows, audio documentaries and event radio projects connect with the audiences they are made for, leaving a legacy and ensuring listeners return time and again.”

“In the last 6-12 months, we have reshuffled the existing team, making a number of promotions, as well as recruiting new team members to facilitate the projects we are working on. I am incredibly proud of how little employee turnover we have within Grape; it’s very important to me that the team feel happy and motivated in their roles, so we are all invested in the growth of the business."

Rachel has achieved so much in the past 10 years, having won a competition on BBC Radio 1 in 2003, securing a year’s traineeship working at the station on Pete Tong’s show. Eight months into her trainee year, she was asked to be part of the team to launch Annie Mac’s first show. Having gone on to produce many of Radio 1’s dance shows, Rachel then left the BBC in 2011, launching Grape soon after.

“Growing up in the countryside, Pete Tong’s Friday night Radio 1 show was my religion. I was one of many avid listeners frantically scribbling down the names of the tracks he played, and then going to my local record shop to try to find them. To secure a traineeship working at the station was life-changing and to then spend the next eight years working across the dance shows was the best training ground I could have wished for and really set me up with the knowledge to make Grape a success.” says Rachel.

“Now with our clients including world-leading platforms and brands such as Spotify, Red Bull Music, BBC Sounds, Amazon Music and Bauer, I continue to feel incredibly excited about our sector and Grape’s place within it.”

“The joy of audio creation is that as producers, we can always strive for more. There are always new shows to create, new artists to develop and celebrate, new audiences to reach - it’s a joy to do my job, working alongside the best team, presenters and clients in the world.”

More info on We Are Grape https://www.wearegrape.com/

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Savenightlife and Lady Of The House Launch Partnership and Call for Action for Women at Night

NTIA’s Savenightlife CIC and Lady of the House are teaming up to support women who live, work or play in the night time industry. With a Call to Action to raise awareness and address the real challenges faced on a daily basis, whilst recognising their achievement and contributions to the sector. They are kicking off the partnership with a survey launched to dig deeper into the experiences of women in the industry on matters relating to inclusion, sexual harassment, and safety. Findings will later be presented in a public report and form the basis of a Call to Action. 

 

Take part in the ‘Evidence for Womens’ Inclusion and Safety survey here.

 

The partnership will follow the three pillars created by The Lady of The House to celebrate, champion and honour women in the night time industry with joint initiatives including; 

 

  • Celebrate - To award women in the industry for their excellent work on a regional level by recognising their merits 
  • Champion - To elevate women with coaching, mentoring and education through workshops, webinars and networking events. 
  • Honour - Creating sector respect of women by protecting their safety and wellbeing across the sector whilst upholding the legacy of women's pivotal role  within the industry 

Laila Mckenzie Founder of Lady of the House & Co-Author of the book said:
“We are creating a continuous blueprint for our community to ensure that womens visibility, legacy, and space is respected, protected and valued. Working with Silvana Kill and Savenightlife will enable this to be rolled out into the Night Time Industry with lasting impact.”

Silvana Kill, Director of Operations, NTIA and Savenightlife said:
“Lady of the House  has helped us to bring the music industry’s answer to systematic change, with our new found partnership- “Savenightlife x Lady of the House”. Our goal is to mentor, award and prioritise the safety of women within the industry.” 

“The challenges faced by women as they navigate their careers is a key focus for Savenightlife, where the aim is to empower individuals and encourage them to use their skills to reach their full potential. To do this, it’s imperative we engage with women across every sector in order to learn about their experiences on the ground, and offer solutions to the barriers and biases too frequently faced.”

“In depth engagement and input from everyone is critical to our Call to Action mission, and armed with that knowledge, our Partnership aims to steer towards positive cultural change. By removing the opportunity for the embedding of subconscious biases, cultures begin to form that are solely based on respect, productivity and high performance, from the ground up all the way to the board, creating a safe, dynamic and culturally diverse workplace that benefits all.”

 

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Savenightlife CIC is a movement highlighting the social and cultural significance of nightlife and associated contemporary arts.  A key pillar of the Night Time Industries Association, it raises awareness of electronic music, whilst also providing a supportive, inclusive and representative ecosystem for us all, because #Weareallinthistogether. Through elevating its voice, and supported by a cross-country network of DJs, artists, venues, operators, promoters and industry figureheads. 

With over 25 years working within the late night entertainment industry, Silvana is an integral member of the leadership team at the NTIA. As Head of Operations, her tasks are manifold, but her passion lies in improving diversity, equality, inclusion and wellbeing. She spotlights these issues with unparalleled cross-cultural knowledge, a history of inspiring action, and the kind of characteristic gusto that’s made her a figurehead for the scene. 

Lady of the House aims to celebrate, champion and honour women in dance music beyond. Bringing the first hardback book of it's kind to life, Lady Of The House book shines a light on the women who pioneered the dance scene, and continue to today. Featuring 150+ interviews and never-seen-before images, the book delves back into the beginnings of dance music.

Laila is known for her history of advocacy of upholding legacy within Dance Music, notably for the co-creation of Lady of the house book which features 150 interviews and photos with women across the scene, both past and present. You can pre-order the book here Book | Lady Of The House £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to the Night Time Industries Association’s (NTIA) Savenightlife CIC. Donations will be used by Savenightlife CIC to further develop their #Weareallinthistogether, Diversity & Inclusion initiative. Specifically, it will be used to ensure access to equal rights and protection for all women and all who identify as women, within the industry remains high on the agenda.  Learn more about #Weareallinthistogether here.


Concluding a summer festival season with 3 successful events and 225.000 visitors, EXIT opens ticket sales for 2022

EXIT in Serbia, Sunland in Bulgaria and Sea Dance in Montenegro - all organized by the EXIT team - were visited by a total 225,000 people this summer, reigniting the festival scene of Europe and giving the opportunity to performers like David Guetta, Paul Kalkbrenner, Charlotte de Witte, Nina Kraviz, Solomon and many more to perform in front of bigger crowds for a first time after a long compulsory break. EXIT is already planning next year’s event, as ticket sales for the festival start this Friday.

THANK YOU | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph0QK3TVIqI

"We were both proud and humble for the chance to reunite with fans and favourite artists at as many as three of our festivals over the summer. However, that opportunity was not served to us, we had to fight for it! We have shown great responsibility and taken rigorous safety measures, thanks to which everything passed without a mass spread of the infection, thus proving that big festivals can be held safely even under the pandemic conditions. This proof is crucial in the further struggle of the festival industry for self-preservation in 2022, so that other countries could follow the examples of Serbia and Great Britain, which showed courage in opening up to large events", stated the founder and director of the EXIT Festival, Dušan Kovačević.

The introduction to the successful summer for EXIT's festival family was made by the multiple European festival champion EXIT, which took place from July 8 to 11 at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. EXIT, according to the reports from reputable world media, held a historic edition and registered as the first major festival in the world to take place since the beginning of the pandemic. Admission to the festival was limited to those who were vaccinated, tested negative with a PCR or rapid test or had the virus and recovered with antibodies, with a negative antigen test, while scientific studies conducted at the Festival proved that there has not been any mass spread of the virus at and after EXIT!

The Festival was also marked by a strong international line-up - during the four days of the festival with performances from David Guetta, Nina Kraviz, DJ Snake, Paul Kalkbrenner, Solomun, Sabaton, Amelie Lens, Robin Schulz, Charlotte de Witte, Asaf Avidan, Artbat, and many others. The most devoted festival fans, whose passion for live music was stronger than all the uncertainties and restrictions, came to EXIT from over 70 countries around the world. Their great desire united with the same need of performers, which created such a strong energy that almost all performers felt that their performance at this year's EXIT was one of the most important in their careers, and that after the pandemic they finally got the necessary energy and inspiration to create new music. The first headliners for EXIT 2022 were recently announced - the great Nick Cave and his band, The Bad Seeds, will arrive at the Main Stage of the Festival on 8 July and Boris Brejcha will headline legendary mts Dance arena!

EXIT's family became richer for another member at the end of July, when the new Sunland festival launched in Bulgaria. In the first year, it gathered great performers, including Nina Kraviz, IAMDDB, Offenbach, Matador, as well as the prominent regional and domestic artists. The beautiful Perla beach, near the Bulgarian town of Primorsko, was visited by about 15,000 people during the three festival days.

Sea Dance Festival, located on the beautiful beach of Buljarica in Montenegro, ended early Monday morning after the masterful performances of Tale Of Us, Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue, and 16 hours of the closing day programme that started on Sunday afternoon! For four days, the audience enjoyed inspired performances by Maceo Plex, Meduza, Topic, Satori, and many local and regional stars. More than 25,000 people passed through the festival gates during the festival. The security protocol created at EXIT Festival was also applied at the Sea Dance Festival.

EXIT’s family will continue to grow with the first festival that is unique in the Balkans - the ADA Divine Awakening Festival of Consciousness and Intimacy.  More than 40 exceptional lecturers in the fields of partnerships, sexuality and personal development will come to the magical Ada Bojana in Montenegro in September, along with well-known musicians from the region and the world. Then comes the European festival champion - EXIT's No Sleep festival, which is planned for November and will complete this extremely successful season for the EXIT team.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Boris Brejcha are the first confirmed headliners of the 21st edition of the EXIT Festival, to be held from 7th to 10th July 2022. The Early Bird sale of entry tickets, as well as camping and other services for EXIT festival will start from 3rd of September on the official EXIT website.

More information and tickets: exitfest.org


Brighton Music Conference Announce Second Wave of Speakers Including Amy Lamé, Danny Howard, Jess Bays, Krafty Kuts, Louisahhh, Mark Knight, Roger Sanchez

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking event confirms more speakers for its 9th edition including;  Amy Lamé, Charlie Tee, Danny Howard, Jess Bays, Krafty Kuts, Louisahhh, Mark Knight, Roger Sanchez, Tom Middleton, Professor Sam Warren, Sara Al Hamad, Michael Kill, Sacha Lord, Carly Wilford and many more.

Taking place at the prestigious British Airways i360 complex on Brighton’s beachfront from 22nd to 24th September, this year’s event will host four Theatres, the BMC networking hub, the Pro meeting Lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone. There will also be exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower.

With over 200 speakers and 60 panels and talks, BMC21 will focus on shaping the future of the industry and uniting everyone in the electronic music industry after a devastating 18 months due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  The event program will feature an insightful program of talks, seminars and workshops focusing on inspiration and collaboration, rebuilding and rethinking to create a stronger and brighter future with topics including; Keynote Interviews with Carl Cox, Yousef, Roger Sanchez, and Matt Black (Coldcut), Dealing with Mental Health, Taking the Underground Back, How to Get Your Music Signed, Music Production & DJing, New Technology, Inclusivity, Overcoming Barriers to Entry in the Music Industry and the Beatport Annual Report.

Ashley Howard, PRS for Music’s Dance Relationship Manager, said:
“It’s great to be involved once again with Brighton Music Conference, which will provide the electronic music industry a much-needed opportunity to reconnect in person. Now more than ever, it’s vital that music creators are aware of the support available to them. We’ll be on hand at our panels at i360 and our networking event at Tempest Inn on Thursday 23 September, to offer advice and help creators on the way to carving out a successful career.”

Greg Marshall, General Manager, Association For Electronic Music (AFEM)  said:
“BMC is a key date for the electronic music industry to network, share knowledge and inspire the next generation. The educational content is always fresh and the setting on Brighton beach front makes for a unique conference experience. I am particularly looking forward to getting involved in this year’s event.”

Michael Kill, Night Time Industries Association, CEO said:

“It’s a privilege to be invited to Brighton Music Conference to host the final panel of the conference, it seems surreal that so much time has past since we were last together. It’s vitally important that conferences like BMC are here to bring together such an amazing community of creatives and entrepreneurs to share, communicate and learn in such an amazing setting. Looking forward to getting back to meeting people face to face.”

Artists and speakers taking part in the 2021 event include; (In alphabetical order):
Aiden Lavelle, Alon Shulman, Amy Lamé, Andrew Van G (Objektivity), Ben Rush, Brandon Block, Bushwacka!, Carl Cox, Carl Loben, Carly Heath, Carly Wilford, Chad Jackson, Charlie Tee, Chøppersaurus, Chris Goss, Chris Hamphire, Cypherpunx, Damien Fell, Danny Howard, Dave Courtney, Dean Marsh, Demi, Denney, Ellie Talebian, Eve Horne, Greg Marshall, Hannah Naomi Fisaya, Heiko Hoffman, Huxley, Jack Collins, Jaguar, Jane Third, Jansons, Jasmine Kent-Smith, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jenni Cochrane, Jess Bays, Jess Kidd, Jim Gash, John Monkman, Jules Kammann, Just Her, Justin Robertson, Judge Jules, Karen Emanuel, Katherine Ellis, Kathy Brown, Krafty Kuts, Kris Toffer Lewis, Laila Mckenzie, LCY, Lizz Cass, Louisahhh, Luke Brancaccio, Lynn Cosgrave, Matt Black (Coldcut), Matt Pelling, Mat Playford, Martha Cleary, Martin Ikin, Mark Knight, Martje Kremers, Maxinne, Michael Kill, Miles Atmospheric, Mizbee, Nikki McNeill, Nicky Trax, NOLAN, Nomine aka Outrage, Nurve, Pat Carr, Paul Arnold, Paul Wells, Peter van Dongen, Phil Morris, Professor Sam Warren, Rachel Barton, Rosie Lewis, Rowetta, Ralf Kollmann, Rasha Shaheem, Robbie Murch, Robert Luis, Roger Sanchez, Sacha Lord, Sacha Wall, Sara Al Hamad, Saytek Live, Serge Santiago, SHERELLE, Shino Parker, Silvia Montello, Silvana Kill, Ski Oakenfull, Sophie Lloyd, Steve Mac, Stuart Knight, Tammy Tinawi, Theo Kottis, Tom Hines, Tom Middleton, Tracey Fox, Tristan Hunt, TSHA, Wax Worx.

Speakers and representatives attending including (In alphabetical order):
ACS Custom, AFEM, AIM, Amplead, Amp Suite, AudioActive, Audio Lock, Beatport, Bedrock, Believe Digital, BIMM, Cavendish Music, DJ Mag, Decked Out, Decoded, Defected, Dream Team, Education & Bass, Dolby Atmos, Elite Music Management, Fuga, Funktion One, Future Music, Get Ahead, Help Musicians UK, Hospital Records, Iconic Underground, Identification of Music, In The Key Of She, istreem Radio, Key Production Group, Lady of the House, Listen Up Therapy, Loopmasters, Manchester City FC, Mobilee, Moving the Needle, NTIA, Peak Music, Pioneer, Plugin Boutique, Point Blank, PRS for Music, Radio 1, RAM Records, #remarQabl, Remote Control, Sentric Electronic, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Skiddle, Steinberg, TikTok, The Record Republic, Tru Thoughts, Toolroom Records, Ultra Records, WaterBear, We Are Grape.

BMC also supports the charities Help Musicians UK and Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

Save the date for BMC 2021, September 22 to 24 (with the main conference being held on 23rd and 24th) More info on the event program and official events coming soon.

Tickets:
BMC Golden Ticket - £99 + b/f (limited availability)
BMC Pro Pass - £149 + b/f
BMC Academy Pass  (Sold out)
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/


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About Brighton Music Conference
The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) is the UK's foremost electronic music conference & networking event, focusing on innovation, education & the key issues facing the electronic dance music sector.  BMC brings together Industry-leading delegates and speakers at over 60 talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking events throughout the conference duration. It is attended by 1000s of experienced music industry professionals, the next generation of DJs, producers as well as electronic music enthusiasts.

BMC was also awarded by the NTIA at the  Ambassadors of the Night Awards 2019 for their work and commitment to developing awareness and education of the UK Electronic Music Scene internationally within the NTE.

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to Headline EXIT Festival 2022

The great Nick Cave and his band The Bad Seeds are the first confirmed headliners of the 21st edition of the EXIT festival, to be held from 7th to 10th July 2022. One of the most original and influential bands in the world, led by an indestructible rock preacher, will thunder from the festival’s Main Stage on Friday, 8th July, and after an unforgettable performance by The Cure, continue the trend of rock legends performing at EXIT. Their performances, intense and loud, charged with powerful emotions and charisma, are always more than just concerts, and often more than the music itself, making them ideal headliners for the beginning of a new era of the two-time European festival champion. Single day tickets for 8th July 2022 are available from today.

“With this year’s historical edition, which marked the return of major festivals, EXIT proved that the strength of unity and will is bigger than the biggest obstacles threatening to separate us this year as well. Moreover, we proved to the world that there is a way for festivals to be organized safely, even during a pandemic. While the story of the miracle that happened at our magical fortress continues to traverse the planet, we look with great optimism at 2022, when Novi Sad will be the European Capital of Culture, an achievement that Exit’s team brought to our city. We believe that there is no better way to announce such an important edition of the festival than with one of the greatest rock and roll artists ever,” said the founder and director of the EXIT festival, Dušan Kovačević.

Nick Cave’s biography could provide enough “fuel” for any ordinary artist, let alone one of the greatest rock poets in history. With an almost 50-year-long career, which began back in 1973 with the founding of the band The Boys Next Door, Nick Cave is considered the embodiment of rock’n’roll, a person who has deeply influenced the history of popular culture and its greatest achievements. Musically educated and talented, Nick has always wanted to pursue rock because, as he says, it is revolutionary and has the power to change people. By his admission, at the very beginning, American rockers as well as the British band Jethro Tull had a significant influence on his work, helping him develop a recognizable personal style, which changed over the years, both in terms of sound and in terms of his approach to songwriting.

He began his journey with The Bad Seeds in 1983, after the collapse of the cult band The Birthday Party, and created, according to media reports, one of the most significant phenomena in the era of post-punk and alternative rock from the 80’s to the present day. In almost four decades on the scene, the band has released 17 studio albums, and it is difficult to determine which one had the greatest impact. The furious ’80s and ’90s were marked by outstanding releases such as „From Her To Eternity,“ „Good Son,“ „Henry’s Dream, “ and „Let Love In,“ brilliantly rounded off with the best live album of the period, „Live Seeds“ from 1993. The band’s commercial success and a kind of turning point was marked by „Murder Ballads,“ a rather bloody collection of songs and their best-selling edition to date. The next step showed all the splendour of Cave’s massive talent in the calmest but also the most emotional songbook so far – „The Boatman’s Call.“

The subsequent albums, no less ingenious „No More Shall We Part,“ „Nocturama“ and „Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus“ brought, among other things, a breakup with two influential members of the band, Mick Harvey and Blix Bargeld, after which Warren Ellis became Cave’s main collaborator. The two started the band Grinderman and created the excellent album „Carnage“ last year. Finally, the current phase of the band’s work began 15 years ago and resulted in four absolute masterpieces, each of which conquered new peaks in creativity: „Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!“, „Push The Sky Away,“ „Skeleton Tree, “ and the double „Ghosteen“ from 2019.

The Petrovaradin Fortress hosted Nick Cave twice —in 2011 with Grinderman and in 2013 with The Bad Seeds. Both times, through powerful and loud performances, he showed the permanency of his relationship with fans from this part of the world. He has performed in the region more than ten times, and on 8th July 2022, he returns as the first headliner of EXIT, a festival whose 20th anniversary, along with the fact that it was the first major European festival this summer, has been one of the most important pieces of music news of 2021.

Single day tickets for 8 July 2022 available from today!

4-day tickets – starting from 79 EUR + b/f - will be available only for registered users for a limited sales period. Registration is available only until 18th August 2021. via this link. Upon registration fans will get link for the purchase of tickets.

Single day tickets – for 8th July 2022. - starting from 29 EUR + b/f - are available from today at the official Nick Cave web site or directly via Gigstix.

General sale is starting on 3rd of September on official EXIT website.

 

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New Acts Announced for Sea Dance Festival in Montenegro

After a successful launch of the Sunland Festival in Bulgaria, which was attended by more than 15,000 people, almost 200,000 visitors have passed through Exit's two festivals this summer. That number is set to increase as the grand finale of the summer season is coming in the form of Sea Dance on the beautiful Adriatic coast.

The seventh edition of the Sea Dance Festival, which will last for four days this year, from 26th to 29th August in the turquoise bay of Buljarica beach in Budva, features a fantastic line-up composed of leading international and regional electronic, rock and trap/hip-hop stars, led by to Boris Brejcha, Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us, Meduza, Satori, Ann Clue, Tijana T, Bajaga i Instruktori, Senidah, Vojko V, Surreal, Fox, Sajsi MC, Z++, Ognjen, Klinac, Muha and hosts Who See.

First acts revealed | Sea Dance Festival 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcJE4vtIP2s

Meduza, Satori and Bajaga at the Sea Dance Festival 2021 Opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPd9pYNzKic

Powerful Gang lineup! | Sea Dance Festival 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmZ48R4Wjy8

Sunland Festival – Youngest Member of Exit's Festival Family
The premiere edition of Sunland, a new festival from the Exit family, was held last weekend in front of 15,000 people on one of the most impressive beaches in Bulgaria — the enchanting Perla near the town of Primorsko. During the three festival nights, the audience had the opportunity to enjoy the performances of Nina Kraviz, IAMDDB, Offenbach, Matador, Tijana T, and many others. The performers particularly praised Sunland's location and the complete festival experience, so Nina Kraviz spent three days on the Bulgarian coast, and Offenbach partied with resident DJs until the morning after their performance at the festival.

Security Protocol for Entering the Festival
One of the key conditions for the festival taking place is adherence to security protocols for the organisation of mass events, which the EXIT festival applied in Novi Sad, but adapted to the conditions in Montenegro. The festival will be open to anyone who has received at least one dose of the vaccine, anyone who can prove that they have had COVID (with a document no older than 180 days), and anyone who can present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result.

Tickets Still at Promotional Prices
Interest in this year's Sea Dance Festival is exceptionally high, and tickets are selling out fast. A limited number of tickets for Sea Dance Festival 2021 is currently on sale at a promotional price of £39 | 44 € + b/f, a 40% discount on the final price. One-day tickets are sold at a promo price of 20 € + b/f , also at a 40% discount.

All tickets can be purchased through the Gigstix sales network. More information can be found on the official website of the Sea Dance Festival. All tickets purchased for the 2020 edition are valid for this year's festival.

In the past six years, the Adriatic coast has echoed with hits from megastars such as The Prodigy, David Guetta, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, Sven Väth, Nina Kraviz, Alice Merton, Richie Hawtin, Jamiroquai, Underworld, Rudimental, Róisín Murphy, Hurts, Lost Frequencies, John Newman, Sean Paul, Robin Schulz, Nile Rodgers, but also the biggest music stars in the region who have attracted close to 300,000 fans of good music from all meridians to Budva. Numerous global media, including CNN, New York Times, Guardian, Conde Nast, Metro, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and others, have recommended Sea Dance as one of the world's best beach festivals and have advised their millions of followers to spend their vacations in Montenegro, establishing Budva and the Montenegrin coast as an exclusive and modern tourist destination. Through its previous six editions, Sea Dance has brought more than 50 million euros to Montenegrin tourism and economy.

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