Mallorca Live Festival closes its most international edition which featured Muse, Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand, The Blessed Madonna

Mallorca Live Festival became established as one of the major Spanish festivals with its fifth edition, a celebration postponed for two years due to the pandemic, but which this weekend brought together 72,000 attendees at Calvià’s Old Aquapark on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June.

According to organisers, 60% of the audience came from the Balearic Islands, 30% from mainland Spain and 10% from abroad. These figures, in addition to the increase in the number of people attending this year’s edition, confirm the festival’s commitment to attracting new audiences and promoting cultural and quality tourism in Majorca.

The festival has been the most important cultural event in the Balearic Islands for years due to its ability to attract visitors and its artistic proposal. This year, in its most international edition, the line-up included big names such as Muse, Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand, Justice, Editors, Metronomy, Cut Copy, Milky Chance, Supergrass and Temples.
It also featured some of the most anticipated Spanish bands of the year such as C. Tangana, Izal, Kase.O Jazz Magnetism, Rigoberta Bandini, Guitarricadelafuente and Sen Senra; as well as some of today’s best DJs: Jamie xx, Jeff Mills, The Blessed Madonna, Ben Ufo and Max Cooper.

Some of the most outstanding proposals as well as the most promising of the local Balearic scene had their place in the line-up. Opening each day were Saïm, Amulet, Alanaire, Yoko Factor, Trigga and Bisuri i ElsMossos, winners of the Mallorca Live prize at the Palma Pop Rock Contest, amongst others.

C. Tangana’s long-awaited concert
On the first day, Friday 24th June, C. Tangana was by far the long-awaited moment of the festival, with a massive attendance of more than 27,000 people. Incidents with the validation of wristbands before entering the venue and the traffic jam on the Andratx motorway meant that part of the audience was unable to attend Rigoberta Bandini’s concert and it showed their discontent on social media.

Izal‘s farewell to their Majorcan audience was perhaps the most emotional moment of the festival, only on a par with the epic concert by Kase.O Jazz Magnetism, who also announced his temporary hiatus from live shows, or the incredible session by Jamie xx, who joined the line-up only a few days earlier due to the announced absence of Korean DJ Peggy Gou for family health reasons.

Christina Aguilera and Franz Ferdinand, Saturday’s queen and kings
The organisers were able to react the following day by reorganising and increasing the number of staff in wristband stands, information and bars, and the day went on as normal. Christina Aguilera, who spent the whole week in Mallorca rehearsing for her tour, proved with her show that she still is one of the great pop divas. Franz Ferdinand, in full communion with the audience, brought their career celebration tour to Majorca and set the venue on fire with 90 minutes of non-stop hits, becoming the real kings of the festival.

Before Aguilera came the psychedelic-tinged guitars and great style of Temples, in what was their first concert since March 2020. The Brits enjoyed revisiting their back-catalogue with an outstanding sound. Cut Copy arrived from Australia to close the first stage with dreamy melodies and synthesisers. In the electronic section, the live sets by Cobblestone Jazz and Klick & Frik stood out and, above all, the session with which the magician Jeff Mills closed the day.

Muse closes the festival in style.
British band Muse performed for the first time in the Balearic Islands on Sunday – in what was their first Spanish festival date this year – and gave a tremendous concert. Matt Bellamy and his band blew away Calvià’s Old Aquapark. Such a show had never been seen before on the islands.

The first of the highlights of the day was the always special live performance by Guitarricadelafuente, and Metronomy gave one of the best concerts of the weekend, and they had the audience in their pocket with their catchy rhythms. The fun show by the Germans Milky Chance and the irresistible Latin rhythms’ dance session by Mexican Pahua were not far behind.

But if there was one band that had caused expectation on the island that was Justice. The French duo deployed all their electronic arsenal to put the finishing touch to this fifth edition with a show marked by hypnotic light effects. The Blessed Madonna closed a magical night on Mallorca Live’s dance floor.

Happening! Market and OFF Mallorca Live
The festival also opted once again for a restaurant area and design market with more than 30 stalls and food trucks: Happening! Market, which will stay on site during the Mallorca Live Summer concert series. T-shirts, vintage clothing, makeup and glitter, temporary tattoos, jewellery and local crafts are some of the products that could be purchased in this area. Within the gastronomic offer, local product also had its place with the 100% local pastries from Forn Santo Cristo or the smash-style hamburgers from Double Take prepared with coca de patata from Valldemossa.

One more year the festival had a free daytime programme on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. Within OFF Mallorca Live, the festival had a stage in the Momentum Plaza shopping center in Magaluf, where bands such as Pazzvegga, Rotten Kings, Honolili and Jane Yo.

On the same location but a few metres above the ground, the festival offered different DJ sessions at INNSIDE by Meliá Calvià Beach hotel’s rooftop, with Pucheros Atómicos, Los Dos, Sideways and Pahua.

Mallorca Live Pro
Artists, managers, bookers, festival directors and other professionals from the international, national and local music industry met again at Mallorca Live PRO 2022, the professional conference organised by Mallorca Live Festival that took place on June 23 and 24 at Fundació Miró Mallorca.

More than 30 international and national representatives attended showcases, speed meeting sessions, talks and debates on some of the most relevant current issues in the music industry.

Institutions and sponsors
Once more the festival has had the support of institutions such as the Government of Spain with the support of the National Institute of Performing and Musical Arts (INAEM) and Acción Cultural Española, the Government of the Balearic Islands through the Agency for Tourism Strategy of the Balearic Islands (AETIB), of the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics of the Ministry of European Funds, University and Culture; the Consell de Mallorca through the Mallorca Tourism Foundation, the Department of Culture, Heritage and Language Policy and the Calvià City Council through the Department of Culture and the Calvià Foundation.

It also had Estrella Damm as its main sponsor, as well as the support of the INNSIDE by Melià hotel chain, the shipping company GNV, the airline Air Europa, Ron Barceló, Porto Pi, B The Travel Brand and See Tickets. Cadena SER Radio Mallorca and the music magazine Mondosonoro are the festival’s official media partners.


AGF Win Prestigious Primavera Award 2022

A Greener Festival were delighted this month to receive the coveted Primavera Award for 2022, joining previous illustrious winners such as Neneh Cherry and The Roskilde Festival.

The Primavera Award is an annual award which aims to highlight the professional career of a personan association or company that has had a special influence in the area of music.

AGF’s Associates Manager, Agostina Obeid was on hand at the ceremony in Barcelona to collect the award.

Agostina spoke of AGF’s commitment and passion for people and the environment and thanked everyone who had contributed to AGF’s success over the years.

All of us at AGF are so happy and grateful to receive the Primavera Award.

AGF started 15 years ago as a way to boost action at festivals to care for environment and people, and the purpose behind the party, and today we are a global team working throughout the music and event space. At the core of it all is the desire for the enrichment and enhancement of life. By living lives filled by fun, community and creativity, as we do at festivals,  and by protecting and enhancing life in the natural world at the same time.

This award is gratefully received by the hundreds of AGF assessors and the team all around the world , the hundreds of festivals that have participated over the years, and the thousands of individuals who have taken strides over these decades to make a greener music sector. We thank you all.

AGF were also represented at the event by Jocelyn Gan who joined an expert panel discussion on sustainability, energy and waste management at festivals. Jocelyn was joined on the panel by UN representative Marta Rojas, biologist Irene Alvarez de Quevedo Gisport, and Primavera Sound’s Albert Bochetto.

The full award ceremony and panel discussion can be viewed here.

You can read more about the Primavera Award here.


Amsterdam Dance Event confirms first artist residencies, experiences and more for ADE Arts & Culture 2022

After last year’s successful debut, ADE Arts & Culture returns with a series of artistic crossover projects for five days and nights during Amsterdam Dance Event 2022. Among the first confirmed highlights are Tamara Shogaolu’s transformation of the Westerkerk church, a journey through light and sound by Nick Verstand, plus artist-residencies in NXT Museum and in Villa Buitenlust.

Through a variety of creative expressions, which include live performances, immersive experiences, a social impact programme and more, ADE Arts & Culture aims to explore the artistic edges of electronic music. The programme lets enthusiasts explore a wide range of electronic music experiences that reflect the best and most creative projects on the border between club culture and art.

First confirmed shows and projects
The first confirmed highlights include Tamara Shogaolu’s transformation of the Westerkerk church into the serene rainforest of Panama for those in need of a break from the city’s energy, plus Nick Verstand’s Within Without II at Carré Theater on ADE’s opening night, alongside visual artist Vincent Rang and violinists 3VIOLAS’ live show ARBOR in the Zuiderkerk church.

Furthermore, ADE teams up with Villa Buitenlust and NXT Museum for two artist residencies. Villa Buitenlust collaborates with community-based event collective Orphic to host a series of talks and live podcasting sessions with platform Bakkie Bakkie. In addition, ADE and NXT Museum call upon artists to collaborate on new work and showcase it on the innovative NXT Stage to conclude the residency.

Organise your own piece of ADE
Music Moves and Amsterdam Dance Event will offer a traineeship programme leading up to organising your own ADE event in collaboration with social enterprises. Participants will be guided by Music Moves’ team to organise a festival event and contribute to making them more accessible to groups and communities not often found on the dance floor.

Access & Tickets
Individual ticket sales for ADE Arts & Culture events will be available soon on ADE’s website. The ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire programme, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits.

The ADE Pro Pass is currently available at an Early Bird rate.

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, 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 programme, 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


Yard Act Are Most Booked Festival Act This Summer

With the summer festival season fully underway, the ESNS Exchange results provide an overview of the most promising European emerging acts of the moment. ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange programme, is also very happy to welcome a new festival to its roster of partner festivals as Flow festival joins the programme. The festival in Helsinki, Finland is about to take place from 12 - 14 August, find out more at flowfestival.com.

ESNS Exchange Results
The British minimalist rock group Yard Act seems to be a favourite amongst the bookers of European festivals. The four-piece has no less than eleven bookings by ESNS Exchange festivals to its name. Alyona Alyona, Priya Ragu, and Wet Leg are close runner-ups all with 8 shows at ESNS Exchange partner festivals. Here is a top 10 of the most booked acts and a top 10 of the most booked acts per country;

ESNS Exchange Artist Chart
11 - Yard Act (GB)
8 - Alyona Alyona (UA)
8 - Priya Ragu (CH)
8 - Wet Leg (GB)
7 - CMAT (IE)
6 - Enola Gay (IE)
6 - Holly Humberstone (GB)
6 - Mesterem Mees - (BE)
6 - Mimi Webb (GB)
6 - Mezerg (FR)

ESNS Exchange By Country Chart 
11 - Yard Act (GB)
8 - Alyona Alyona (UA)
8 - Priya Ragu (CH)
6 - CMAT (IE)
6 - Meskerem Mees (BE)
6 - Mezerg (FR)
5 - Joe & The Shitboys (FO)
5 - Altin Gün (NL)
5 - Friedberg (AT)
3 - Daði Freyr (IS)

Find a full overview of the results of ESNS Exchange 2022 at https://esns-exchange.eu/results-2022/

About ESNS Exchange
ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange programme, formerly known as ETEP was introduced in 2003 to make the ‘exchange’ of European artists across Europe possible on a greater scale than ever before. An initiative of ESNS, ESNS Exchange facilitates the bookings of European acts on festivals outside their home countries and generates extensive media exposure for these artists in cooperation with Euroradio, export offices and local media. This way, ESNS Exchange aims to give a boost to the international careers of European artists.

About ESNS
ESNS is a non-profit showcase festival for European artists, and a conference with panels, keynotes, interviews, and gatherings on the latest developments in the international and European music industry. ESNS’ mission is to stimulate and further promote the circulation of European music, and to give European artists a stepping stone onto international success.

Registrations for ESNS23 are available at a medium rate via https://esns.nl/tickets/

 


ADE & Antler launch Startup Competition with the chance to win €100K investment

Amsterdam Dance Event and gobal venture capital investor Antler join forces to launch a competition in which the most innovative startup is worth a €100K investment plus dedicated coaching.

ADE, now more than ever, has a focus on the future of music and its surrounding industries. Both parties believe a big part of the reality of tomorrow is imagined today, by innovators, visionaries, and creators of all kinds: entrepreneurs. That is why ADE and Antler are launching the 2022 ADE & Antler Startup Competition, to invest in and support exceptional people with world-changing ideas.

Who can enter?
Anyone starting a company related in any way to the music & entertainment industry can join the 2022 ADE & Antler Startup Competition. The winner gets the investment and will be guided by dedicated world-class professionals from both ADE and Antler through the jungle of early-stage entrepreneurship, who will share their relevant network as well.

Selected teams will be invited to a video pitch session after a screening process, with finalists pitching to Antler’s Investment Committee (IC) remotely. The Investment criteria will take the relevance within the music & entertainment industry into account, as well as how the startup works on a business level.

Main Stage Event
The final round of the competition will take place live on the main stage during ADE Pro in Amsterdam, where the final contestants will present their ideas live on stage to compete for the grand prize of (at least) €100K investment, access to Antler’s global network of investors and industry experts, coaching by Antler’s leadership and more.

 Read more about the competition and find out how to enter.

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 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 


Electronic Music Industry Unites at Brighton Music Conference

“Nightlife is where communities happen” Carly Heath, Night Time Economy Advisor Bristol

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking event successfully hosted its 9th edition at the prestigious British Airways i360 complex on Brighton’s beachfront. Taking place from the 25th to 27th May, the event featured over 250 industry leading professionals and a full programme of panels, Q&A’s, workshops and networking events with a focus on getting ‘back to the music’.

  • Over 250 industry professionals took part in events, panels and workshops
  • 10 x networking events to meet colleagues and make new connections
  • 5 x tracks signed in the Label Lounge A&R sessions
  • 3 x exclusive pod parties on the British Airways i360 observation tower with Dubfire, Sam Divine and Stanton Warriors
  • Gaydio & Istreem provided the musical backdrop in the iconic Disco Bug
  • BMC featured on BBC South East
  • Lady of the House announced new label and competition at BMC

Billy Mauseth, BMC Founder & CEO said:
“I am overwhelmed with the great feedback we are getting for this year's event, which felt full of positive vibes this year. It was very satisfying to see so many rooms full and to know that we had put together a programme of content that people could learn and be inspired from. This makes it all worthwhile and is why we do what we do. I am feeling really inspired about getting started on our 10th anniversary edition in 2023.”

The event kicked off on Wednesday 25th May with a special welcome networking party hosted by AFEM and Sentric Electronic featuring dj’s Andy Robinson, Degs, Ruth Royall and Sam Lewis-Wall performing on the stunning roof terrace at Rockwater as the sunset over the city. 

The conference program on Thursday featured a packed program covering a wide range of topics including; Social Media - How it can help you and your brand grow,  A&R  - How to get your music signed, Vocal Hooks masterclass with D.Ramirez, NFTs, DJ Mixes on Streaming Services: Opportunities and Challenges, Beatport Industry Hour, Getting Your Music Heard, DJ Q&A, The Power of Social Media, The Marketing Panel,  Promoters Panel and much more plus Keynote interviews with Dubfire and Secretsundaze.

Lady of the House also hosted a panel on ‘Gender representation in record labels’, where they announced the launch of their new label and a competition to find great music from women and non binary people with Becky Hill, Charlie Tee, Jaguar and Sam Divine being judges.

If that wasn’t enough, the label lounge returned giving producers that golden opportunity to sit down, for 1-to-1 immediate feedback with label heads including Armada, Axtone, Break the Future, Ear Wax, Frooty Recordings, Krafted, Midnight Riot, Pro B-Tech, Sleazy Trax, with 5 tracks being signed on the day!

Friday began with panels discussing Music Promo / PR, How to work with influencers in music and events and What Arts Council funding can do for you followed by another full day discussing the key issues in the electronic music industry including; Money Talks!, Mental Health, The rise of South Africa’s electronic/dance music, Producer Q&A, Vocals, Do I need a management?, Art of the remix, DJ Q&A, Songwriting negotiations, Future Clubbing, DJ set breakdown with JFB (World DMC Champion) and Keynote interview with Greg Wilson. The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) also hosted a discussion on the need for a Night Time Economy Advisor in Brighton which was featured on BBC South East.

“The Creative Arts has made more money for the UK economy than British Steel”  Lloyd Russell-Moyle, MP

During the event the BMC networking hub, Pro Meeting Lounge, and Exhibition/Tech and services zone gave delegates the much needed space to network and reconnect with each other with the iconic Disco Bug providing the musical backdrop on the terrace hosted by istreem Radio on Thursday with dj’s including; Blvckr, Lisa Loud b2b Danny Lovell, Lost Boys, Mr Beatz, Natalli, Wax Worx and Yam Who b2b Sean Scanlan and Gaydio on Friday with dj’s Alex Baker, Dulcie Danger and Oxylion & Danger, Junipr, Lisa Chadderton, Toby Lawrence and Wildblood & Queenie. Meanwhile in the BMC Networking Hub, Denon DJ and Beatport took over the two days.

Networking is also a big part of the BMC ethos and there were plenty of opportunities to meet colleagues and make new connections at the many exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower and Brighton’s hottest beachfront bars. In partnership with Beatport the i360 Viewing Tower presented Lady of the House with the unadulterated house grooves of Sam Divine powered by Labelworx followed by techno titan Dubfire on Thursday 26th May and the Stanton Warriors took to the skies and had everyone jumping for final exclusive pod party on Friday 27th May.

Other networking parties included, Shesaid.so breakfast club events in collaboration with Savenightlife, Lady of the House at The Southern Belle with dj’s Charlie Tee, Carly Wilford and Just Her, PRS at Ohso Social with dj’s Richard Earnshaw, Sophie Lloyd, Ridney, Mikee Hollywood, Queen Bee and Mighty Mouse, Istreem at Hotel Una with dj’s Lisa Loud, Huxley, Blvckr and Eddie Mercer, Plugin Boutiques 10th birthday party at Rockwater and the official BMC closing event at Block in Kemp Town with DJs Cousn, Jon Carter, Steve Mac, Carl Loben, The Gluten Three, Luca Leblue. 

Mr C also joined the Stompa Phunk crew for the Official BMC afterparty at WaterBear Venue playing alongside Serge Santiago, Nolan and David Parr and Greg Wilson, Trevor Fung and Pablo took to the decks at Concorde 2 for another BMC closing event.

More info on BMC here: https://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/

 

Notes to Editors:

For more info please contact Nikki | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk

Link to press photos from BMC 2022 here

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.

BMC also supports the charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

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Night Time Industries Association Appoints Sacha Lord as Chair of the Board of Directors

The NTIA Board are delighted to unanimously appoint Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester and Co-Founder of Parklife and The Warehouse Project, as Chair of the Board of Directors.

Sacha has worked hand in hand with the NTIA and stakeholders across the UK over the last two years, and has established himself as one of the stand out voices within the sector. This appointment will add considerable weight to the Board, in the drive to raise awareness of the importance of the night time industry to the UK economy.

Over the last three years, the trade association has become a leading trade body for the night time sector, in the fight to gain representation and support for businesses throughout the pandemic, but recognises the immense journey it faces to fully recover as a diverse industry, and the growing role the organisation must play within that. 

Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester, and Co-Founder of Parklife and The Warehouse Project, said,

“The Night Time Industries Association is a critical player in the sector, and has been a key voice in representing operators, not just in London but nationally across the UK.”

 

“I am honoured to be joining as Chair at this pivotal time in the sector’s recovery. There is still so much work to be done to help operators through these difficult times, and I wholly support the NTIA in their efforts to create better working practices for those in the industry, achieve greater funding for businesses nationwide, and develop vital initiatives to ensure everyone working within, or using the night time economy, gets home safely.”

 

Michael Kill, CEO NTIA Says

 

“I have been lucky enough to have worked very closely with Sacha over the last three years, and alongside welcoming him as the Chair of the Board of Directors at The Night Time Industries Association, would like to personally thank him on behalf of the industry for his exceptional work and support during the crisis.”

 

“As a leading figurehead within our industry, we are looking forward to harnessing his passion and drive in establishing a stronger voice for the sector, adding another dimension to the public and political agenda to drive home positive change, and support an extremely ambitious strategy for the sector in the future. The unanimous appointment by the Board is testament to the tireless work that he has put into representing this industry.”

 

Notes to Editors:

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Email: press@ntia.co.uk

Mobile: 07957 434517

 

Sacha Lord - Images are available here

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is the leading trade body representing the businesses in the Night Time Economy in the UK. It has more than 1400 members, including night clubs, bars, casinos, festivals, and supply chain businesses. The NTIA also holds commissions with Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.


SUPERBLOOM Festival announces YOUR PLANET an area for sustainability and social responsibility

With the experience area YOUR PLANET, the SUPERBLOOM Festival, which will celebrate its premiere on 03 and 04 September 2022 on the grounds of the Munich Olympic Park, wants to focus on sustainable action and social justice. In its first year, the sustainability area is themed Positive Power, as everyone can ignite the positive spark that changes our world for the better. In cooperation with the initiative Take A Stand, SUPERBLOOM will present bright minds, inspiring activists and hopeful world changers who will turn the YOUR PLANET area into an exciting and interactive playground for sustainability projects, social initiatives and exciting ideas for the future with their positive power.

The programme for YOUR PLANET was carefully selected for different age groups, different interests and different topics. Support also came from the Bavarian State Agency for Civic Education (BSACE), which significantly assisted the SUPERBLOOM team in curating the YOUR PLANET programme. Rupert Grübl, Director of the BSACE confirms: "With SUPERBLOOM, a festival is taking place in Munich that is dedicated to socially relevant topics in addition to music. As the Bavarian State Agency for Political Education, we are pleased to help shape the programme and show that politics and music go well together." Of course, the BSACE itself will also attending the festival.

Social initiatives, NGOs and innovative organisations have applied and will present their visions, research and projects at the festival in September. Together with the visitors of the festival, they will get to the bottom of future questions for a better and fairer world. The YOUR PLANET area offers the audience a unique mixture of information, entertainment and interaction. On and off stage, numerous formats such as talks, live podcasts, performances, hands-on activities and workshops will be presented. "Fort the selection oft he organizations, NGOs and initiatives for this area, our overall guideline was "positive power". We want to present great examples of solution-oriented thinking and implementations to all interested parties at the festival. I am convinced that the actions of each individual will make our world a little bit better - at YOUR PLANET everyone will find the inspiration to do so,"," says Fruzsina Szép, Festival Director of SUPERBLOOM.

The iconic 22-metre high GEM Tower is the centrepiece of YOUR PLANET. The eye-catching tower and its stage are powered by wind and solar energy - one hundred percent CO2 neutral. The GEM Stage is itself also a symbol for the transition to clean energy sources - a first step towards a sustainable energy concept - and the place for exciting talks and contributions on fascinating topics. The detailed stage programme will be published in the course of the next few months.

The topic of inclusion also plays a major role at SUPERBLOOM. For example, Jürgen Dusel, the Federal Government Commissioner for the Interests of People with Disabilities, will be there to explain the topic to visitors. He has made it his task to create equal living conditions for people with disabilities: from health care to music festivals. The anti-racism group of Amnesty International Deutschland e.V. - the world's largest movement for human rights - on the other hand, addresses intersectional racism and educates about active options for action. Fridays for Future Munich campaigns for a liveable future and climate justice and calls for drastic changes in climate policy. The Munich local group addresses local challenges for a climate-friendly Munich. The group JUNO - a voice for refugee women encourages refugee women to trust in their own abilities and to exchange ideas with locals in order to break down mutual prejudices. The aim of Christkindl e.V. is to fulfil a wish for children in need at Christmas. All completed wish lists are collected and numerous children's wishes are fulfilled with the help of donations.

A total of 30 partners, organisations and NGOs will be represented in the YOUR PLANET Area of the SUPERBLOOM Festival.

Please find a detailed description of all partners HERE.

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SUPERBLOOM
03 & 04 September 2022
Olympic Park & Olympic Stadion Munich

Website: www.superbloom.de

About SUPERBLOOM
SUPERBLOOM is a new live entertainment festival by Goodlive GmbH. After two COVID19-related postponements, the festival will celebrate its premiere in Munich in 2022 and transform the Olympic Park and the legendary Olympic Stadium into a spectacular world of experience with national and international superstars. Comedians, podcasters and numerous experience areas are also part of the new concept. Artists such as David Guetta, Megan Thee Stallion, Calvin Harris, Kraftklub, Rita Ora, Glass Animals and Stromae have been confirmed for the line-up in 2022.

 


Brighton Music Conference Announce Final Line Up and Full Event Schedule

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE FINAL LINEUP AND FULL PROGRAMME NOW AVAILABLE (in alphabetical order):
CHARLIE TEE, CHORDS, DEGS, DUBFIRE, JFB, JUST HER, LEFTWING : KODY, SAM DIVINE, GREG WILSON, MR C, PROK | FITCH, RAM RECORDS, ROWETTA, SECRETSUNDAZE, SOLAH, STANTON WARRIORS

-Keynote interviews with Dubfire, Greg Wilson and Secretsundaze
-Exclusive pod parties on the iconic British Airways i360 observation tower featuring Dubfire, Sam Divine and Stanton Warriors
-Over 200 industry leading professionals taking part in events, panels and workshops
-Numerous networking events to meet colleagues and make new connections
-Label lounge A&R sessions giving 1-to-1 feedback with label heads

Brighton Music Conference (BMC), the UK's foremost electronic music and networking is gearing up for its 9th edition with over 200 industry leading professionals taking part in events, panels, workshops and networking events. Taking place at the iconic British Airways i360 venue on Brighton’s beachfront from 25th - 27th May, BMC will be the perfect summer warm-up event for industry professionals and music lovers alike to inspire and educate, with a focus on getting ‘back to the music’. The prestigious beachfront complex will host four Theatres, BMC networking Hub, Pro meeting lounge, and a specialised exhibition/tech and services zone.

This year's event will include Keynote interviews with Grammy-award winning recording artist and DJ Dubfire, pioneering UK electro DJ Greg Wilson and Secretsundaze head honcho Giles Smith talking about the renowned club brand's 20-year milestone.

The jam-packed program includes over 50 panels and workshops will cover the key topics relevant to the industry such as; Marketing case study with Hexagon, How social media can help grow you and your brand, How to work with influencers, DJ Mixes on Streaming Services, The New Creative Economy, Royalty streams available to electronic music creators, How successful indie labels are built and run, The future of workplace wellbeing in the hybrid world, Gender representation in Record labels, Gen Z attitudes to raving, Mental Health, The Metaverse, Songwriting negotiations, Music Management, Festivals and much more. There will also be workshops and masterclasses to deep dive into many topics including; Music Production, Djing, A&R, Remixing, Track Deconstructions and Social Media Analytics.

The label lounge A&R Sessions returns for its third year at BMC for 2022 with 1-to-1 meetings giving producers that golden opportunity for immediate feedback with label heads. Limited spaces available. Tickets available here.

Gaydio and istreem will also be providing the musical backdrop during the day at the i360 complex with dj’s performing in the iconic disco bug. On Thursday, istreem will be streaming live on istreemradio.com and doing live interviews from the Audiomango van on istreem.tv while Gaydio will be taking over the bug on Friday. 

The legendary pod parties on the i360 observation tower will not disappoint with a host of top dj's playing exclusive sets at BMC.  On Thursday 26th May, Lady of the House will present the unadulterated house grooves of Sam Divine powered by Labelworx followed by techno titan Dubfire who will also take to the decks at The Arch alongside Denny. Friday 27th May it will be Stanton Warriors taking to the skies for an exclusive pod party and Stompa Phunk at WaterBear venue with Mr C, Nolan and Serge Santiago. On Sunday 29th May, Secretsundaze will take over beachfront club Shoosh. 

Networking is also a big part of the BMC ethos and there are plenty of opportunities to meet colleagues and make new connections at the many exclusive networking parties being held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower and Brighton’s hottest beachfront bars. Kicking things off on Wednesday 25th May will be the official BMC Welcome Party hosted by Sentric at Rockwater. On Thursday 26th May, Lady of the House will host a networking event at The Southern Belle with dj’s Charlie Tee, Carly Wilford, Just Her and DJ Ty, PRS will host their networking event at Ohso Social and Beatport’s event will be at Rockwater. On Friday 27th May, BMC will host a networking event at Block in Kemp Town. Shesaid.so will also return to host 2 networking breakfast events with Savenightlife on Thursday and Friday mornings at the i360 complex.

Over 200 speakers and artists confirmed including; (In alphabetical order):
Aakash Bharania, Abi White, Abla El-Sharnouby, Adem Holness, Aidan Doherty, Alex Baker, Alex Branson, Ammaarah Khan, Andrew Blackett, Andy Brooker, Andy Varle, Arun Sethi, Ash Howard, Badger, Ben Malone, Bindu DeKnock, Brandon Block, Bryan Chambers, Bushwacka!, Carl Loben, Carly Heath, Carly Wilford, Charlie Tee, Clara Suess, Chris Goss, Christine Osazuwa, Claire Mera-Nelson, Colin Dale, Connie Chow, Chords, Critical, Danny Rampling, Dean Marsh, Dean Muhsin, Degs, De-Tronic, Dhruva Balram, DJ Bambi, DJ Rae, DJ Sappo, D.Ramirez, Dr Mark Cox, Dominic Butler (Stanton Warriors), Dom Howard (aka Ruckspin), Dubfire, Duncan King, Dylan Pasqua, Ellie Talebian, Estelle Maslen, Gareth Deakin, Gareth Halsall, Gareth Mellor, Giles Smith, Greg Marshall, Greg Wilson, Hannah Helbert, Heiko Hoffmann, Hilit Kolet, Huxley, Iain Baird, Isabel Gracefield, Ishsha Bourguet, Isla Fabinyi, Jack Canham, Jameel Wollaston, James Holdsworth, James Kendall, James Lightfoot, James Wiltshire, Jay Cunningham, Jay Forster, Jaye Taylor, Jen Hammel, Jenni Cochrane, JFB (DMC World Champion), Jim Gash, Joanna Gregory, Joe Haycock, Jonathan Scratchley, Jon Carter, Jon Fitz, Johnny Hudson, Jono Heale, Josh Deal, Josh Gunston, Judge Jules, Just Her, Kasra, Kat Bailey, Katie Thomas, Kier Tyrer, Kitty Bartlett, Krystal Roxx, Laila McKenzie, Laura Leon, Lee Wilson, Leftwing : Kody, Lee Wilson, Lisa Loud, Lizzie Curious, Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Brighton Kemptown), Logic Senya, Kwabena Amponsa, Made By Pete, Mali Larrington-Nelson AKA Shy One, Mark Bauer, Markus Saarländer, Marianna Orsho, Marina Palacios, Matt Johnson, Megan Sayer, Michael Kill, Mikes Shackleton, Mithun Sandaresan, Morgan Deane, Might Mouse, Mpho Sibanda, Mr C, Natalie Maddix, Nathan X, Nick Baxter, Nick Sadler, Nikki McNeill, NOLAN, Nqo “Mac” Makhanda, Owyn Sidwell, Paula Van Der Waerden, Paul Hamill, Paul Wells, Pete Jordan, Peter Van Dongen, Polly Dunseath, Prok | Fitch, Queen B, Rachel Olagunju, Robbie Murch, Robert Davies, Robert Luis, Rowetta, Rhys Bainham, Ridney, Rupert Oldridge, Sacha Wall, Sam Divine, Sam Parsley, Sami Qureshi, Sarah Beaumont, Scott Diaz, Seamus Haji, Sean Gomez, Shamus Damani, Silvana Kill, Silvia Montello, Simon Birkumshaw, Simon Shackleton, Si Truss, Shino Parker, Ski Oakenfull, SOLAH, Sophie Lloyd, Stanley Li, Steffi pka 'LOA’, Stephan Oorbeek, Steve Mac, Steven Braines, Stuart Knight, Tammy Tinawi, Taz Mattar, TJ Campbell, Tom Simpson, Tony Allen, Tracey Fox, Trevor Fung, Tristan Hunt, Valee Music, Vasja Veber, Wax Worx, Wayne Dickson, Yasmin Galletti, Yenan Wang, Zara Kershaw 

Speakers and representatives confirmed from industry leading companies including; (In alphabetical order)AFEM, ACS Custom, Armada Music, Arts Council, Audio Mango, BBC Radio 1, Beatport, Berlin-Brighton, BIMM, Cavendish Music, Clockwork Orange, Critical Music, Crosslink, Crosstown Rebels, Cubase, D4Dance, Decadance UK, Defected, Dispersion, DJ, Fabric, Fanbytes, FFRR, FUGA, Future Music, Gaydio, Get Ahead, Glitterbox, Global Publicity, Good Vibrations Society, HE.SHE.THEY, Hexagon, Hospital Records, Identification Of Music, InMusic, istreem, Keep Hush, Kickers, Kiss FM, Labelworx, Lady of the House, Loopmasters, Mambo Ibiza, Measure of Music, Meoko, Mesh, Mixcloud, NTIA, Patreon, Percolate, Point Blank, PRS, RCRDSHP, Remixology, RAM Records, RCRDSHP, Resident Advisor, Secretsundaze, Sentric Music, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Streinberg, The Arch, The Drop Digital, The Mother Lode, The Weird and the Wonderful, The Wild Seeds, TikTok, Toolroom, Ultra Records, Undertone Industry Services, Ultra Records, UTA, Viberate, Warm Up Festival, WaterBear Collage Of Music, Zebr.

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

Save the date for BMC 2022, 25th - 27th May (with the main conference being held on 24th and 25th). More info on the event program and official events coming soon.

Tickets:
BMC Golden Ticket - sold out
BMC Pro Pass - £145 + b/f (limited tickets available)
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/
Note: There will be also a £10 charity donation requested from guestlist attendees to support  Last Night A DJ Saved My Life


New Stage for Electronic artists at Mallorca Live Festival featuring Peggy Gou, Jeff Mills, The Blessed Madonna, Ben UFO, Red Axes and more

A festival within a festival. This is how the organisers of Mallorca Live define their electronic music lineup presented today. The festival, which will be held from June 24 to 26, 2022 at the Old Aquapark in Calvià, will feature around twenty DJs who will perform in a new space dedicated to electronic music within the venue.

The new electronic music stage will have an area of ​​3,000 square metres half hidden among the vegetation of the Old Calvià Aquapark. It will be the most intimate space of the festival, a little separated from the rest of the areas, reigniting the club spirit on a pyramidal stage close to the audience.

Top international electronic artists
In recent years, few artists have made the impact of Peggy Gou. Already an icon of club culture and fashion, her creative instincts and curious spirit could have taken her in many directions: designer, pianist, writer or editor. Instead, as one of the world's most recognised and recognisable DJs, founder of the Gudu music and design label, and a keen collaborator with a family of distinctive creatives, Gou has condensed each of these passions into a celebration of electronic music and alternative culture.

Jeff Mills is a living legend of techno music, which is why he is known as "The Wizard". Mills appeared in the late eighties as a radio DJ, was one of the creators of the legendary project The Final Cut and one of the founders of the Underground Resistance collective. He took over from the fathers of techno and ushered in the next generation of the Detroit sound.

In just a few years, The Blessed Madonna (formerly known as The Black Madonna) has become one of the most renowned DJs on the international scene. Her work as a producer, including her celebrated 'He is the Voice I Hear' (first hit with her own label, We Still Believe), moves between disco music and techno, with the emotional load of the former and the strength of the second.

Ben Ufo, Monolink, Max Cooper, Cobblestone Jazz, Red Axes, Bradley Zero, Klik & Frik, Pahua or Ela Minus complete the international lineup of DJs. It is a cutting-edge lineup that avoids conventionalism and is at the forefront of any of the national and international festivals of the genre. Among the island's DJs, Enric Ricone, The Southnormales, Aina Losange, Pucheros Atómicos, Los Dos, Ángeles Marqueño, Vik.T and Frink stand out.

Eclectic day-to-day lineup
Mallorca Live Festival 2022 will be the most international edition to date, with a quality lineup regardless of genres, musical styles or geographical origin.

On the first day, Friday June 24, C. Tangana will lead a bill that will also feature the presence of Editors, Izal, Peggy Gou, Kase O. Jazz Magnetism and Rigoberta Bandini. Among the more electronic proposals will also be Baiuca, Max Cooper, Bradley Zero, Elyella, Goose, Pucheros Atómicos, Los Dos, Aina Losange and Vik.T.

Saturday June 25 will be the night for Christina Aguilera, who returns to Spain after 18 years without performing in our country and will perform alongside Franz Ferdinand, Supergrass, Jeff Mills, Cut Copy, Temples and Rufus T. Firefly. In the electronic music section Monolink, Cobblestone Jazz, Red Axes, Klik & Frik, The Southnormales and Frink will also offer their show.

Muse will put the finishing touch to this edition on Sunday, June 26, with a grand closing on a night that will also feature the outstanding presence of artists such as Justice, Metronomy, Milky Chance, The Blessed Madonna and Ben Ufo. It will also feature DJs like Ela Minus, Enric Ricone and Ángeles Marqueño.

Tickets
Tickets for the festival are available from €59 on the Mallorca Live website www.mallorcalivemusic.com and at See Tickets, the festival’s official ticketing service.

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