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 8th 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,, 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

Events Schedule


BMC Networking Hub 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





BMC Networking Hub 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

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.


BMC Pro Pass – £149 + b/f (limited tickets available)
BMC Academy Pass  (Sold out)
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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.



23/24/25 September 2021