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

 

 

 


SUPERBLOOM Announce NeoNeo Stage To Support New Artists

With the NeoNeo Stage the SUPERBLOOM Festival, together with PULS, offers numerous national and international newcomer acts a stage on the Olympic grounds in Munich.

After announcing all the main stage artists, SUPERBLOOM is adding numerous newcomers to its line-up for the NeoNeo Stage.  On 3 and 4 September, the SUPERBLOOM Festival will celebrate its premiere at the historic Olympic Park in Munich and in In addition to numerous superstars such as David Guetta, Megan Thee Stallion, AnnenMayKantereit and Rita Ora, upcoming artists will also have their own stage where they have the chance to present themselves in front of a large audience. This will be presented by media partner PULS - the young content network of Bayerischer Rundfunk, which already has numerous formats for young musicians, creators and authors in its program. This will be the place to be to discover real insider tips and the stars of tomorrow.

"It was important to us to give young talents and "new faces" a stage and to integrate them into our festival concept. With PULS, we have an authentic partner at our side with whom we share the same values and visions - together we have curated the NeoNeo Stage," Managing Director and Festival Director Fruzsina Szép, explaining the concept and the idea behind the NeoNeo Stage.

New acts to discover will include the Bavarian indie band Die Saune, who will be doing away with all the clichés of the Upper Bavarian Alps with their concise German-language hooks, the Hungarian singer ДEVA will be immersing the audience in completely new spheres with a combination of her delicate fairy vocals and driving electro beats. The female power of Nina Chuba, who has already been named newcomer star of the year by various music magazines for her mix of pop and rap, the Berlin-based Esther Graf, who is known not only for her expressive voice and catchy lyrics, but also for her casual style, and the Munich-based electro-pop duo Umme Block, who experiment with analogue synthesizers, beat machines, vocals and guitars to create their own unmistakable sound. The German indie-pop duo Bruckner will certainly create a mosh pit or two when they perform their hit Lifestyle. Newcomer Cosma Joy, pop singer MELE and German rapper Nikan are also among the confirmed artists for the NeoNeo Stage presented by PULS. In addition to the musical acts, the podcasters BBQ Podcast, who will have space on the NeoNeo Stage for important content such as BIPOC and queer topics, and the makers of the Football Podcast will also perform.

Other new additions include UK artist Tom Grennan and Ukrainian rap artist Alyona Alyona, plus an intimate singer/songwriter performance area with local acts called the  Hideaway. 

SUPERBLOOM is more than just a music festival: the numerous experience areas offer an experience for all the senses. In a total of eleven different areas, there is something to discover, experience and interactively shape at every turn. Further experience areas will be announced in the coming months.

The organisers are pleased to bring the SUPERBLOOM Festival to Munich for the first time and are assuming a normal festival season without any major restrictions. All regulations in force at the time of the event will be implemented.

Tickets
Advance ticket sales have already started in November. The 2-day ticket for Saturday and Sunday is available from 169 EUR. Teen tickets for 12–15-year-olds will be offered at a reduced price of 99 EUR and limited Kids tickets for free. Advance sales of day tickets started in March this year.  These and other ticket categories are available at www.superbloom.de.

NOTES FOR EDITORS
Media Center: www.media.superbloom.de
Please find the press accreditation HERE

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. The line-up for 2022 has already been confirmed. Artists such as David Guetta, Zoe Wees, Kraftklub, Anne-Marie, Glass Animals and Stromae have already been confirmed.

 


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The Drinks Trust & Night Time Industries Association partner to Launch 24/7 Mental Health support for Night Time Economy Businesses

The Drinks Trust, the drinks industry charity, has partnered with the Night Time Industries Association within the UK to challenge mental health stigma within the Night Time Economy, by providing mental health support services to the sector by accessing The Drinks Trust’s 24/7 helpline.

The Night Time Economy has been at the sharpest end of the pandemic, with many businesses closed permanently or overburdened with debt, and workforce losing primary sources of income which has a direct impact on families and communities.

As the industry reopens and adjusts to the new normal, we are starting to see the true impact of the human element of this crisis. One in three nightclubs and night time economy businesses closed for good, and escalating cost inflation impacting customers and businesses, there is a long road to recovery and still uncertainty for the future.

The sector has an important part to play in supporting the people within our industry.

The Campaign is supported by Electronic Music Artists across the UK including Fat Boy Slim, Jaguar, Archie Hamilton, Graeme Park, Stanton Warriors, Lisa Lashes plus many more…

The Drinks Trust’s confidential helpline was extended last year to a 24/7 support line, with all calls answered by counsellors and clinically trained psychotherapists to help callers receive in the moment support to help them cope more effectively with any personal or work-related problems they may be experiencing.

The free 24/7 helpline is available on 0800 9154610, by contacting helpline@drinkstrust.org.uk or by sending “Hi” on Whatsapp to 00 353 87 369 0010.

The helpline also offers an internal referral to over 30 various online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) courses, each with different themes. It also includes the option to have up to six specialist 1:1 telephone sessions according to assessed need and covering: legal advice, mediation support, life and career coaching, financial advice, consumer advice and parenting coaching.

Ross Carter, Chief Executive at The Drinks Trust said: “We are very pleased to have partnered with the Night Time Industries Association and to extend our helpline services to their members and stakeholders. Through this association, we aim to extend the message of our services to even more people who are in need of wellbeing and mental health support and don’t know where to turn to. Our Restore services are available to anyone in the Night Time Economy and free of charge and can be accessed either by phone, email or WhatsApp. If you feel that you or any member of your staff might benefit from a professional form of support, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that The Drinks Trust has a professional and reliable support system available for you”

Michael Kill, CEO NTIA said: “We are extremely excited to partner with The Drinks Trust in the Launch of the Drinks Trust Helpline services to the Night Time Economy. It is vitally important that we support our people as we start to recover, and build back to pre pandemic business levels. We continue to support and assess the true human impact of this crisis, but the most important message is that people understand they are not alone in this.”

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Notes to Editors:

The Drinks Trust
The Drinks Trust is the community organisation for the drinks industry, offering support and services to help its community thrive, to upskill, to broaden their knowledge, to network, and learn from one another. It will also be there to support them in challenging times, with wellbeing and financial assistance.
For all media enquiries please contact Alessandra Brugola on 0777 1436833 or email alessandra@drinkstrust.org.uk

Night Time Industries Association
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 1400 members, including night clubs, bars, casinos, festivals, and supply chain businesses.
For more information & all press requests please contact Nikki McNeill - Email: press@ntia.co.uk - Mobile: 07957 434517


Music Europe Day is back for its 3rd edition with Denise Chaila, Emma Peters, Joan Thiele, FO SHO aNd many more.

Music Europe Day is back for its 3rd edition on 9th May 2022, featuring 15 up and coming artists from 15 European countries. Powered by Europavox the unique event will include live performances in special cultural places all over Europe plus intimate interviews from the artists. The full lineup includes: Claire Laffut (BE) – Denise Chaila (IE) – Emma Peters (FR) – FO SHO (UA) – freekind. (SL) – good job nicky (GR) – Joan Thiele (IT) – Mafalda (ES) – OSKA (AT) – Plàsi (SE) – Porto Morto (HR) – Thom Artway (CZ) – Wet Bed Gang (PT) – WizTheMc (DE) - ZIMBRU (RO)

All styles of music are welcome at Music Europe Day and music fans can enjoy discovering all these artists performing at some of the most amazing, unique and special places all around Europe. From the magic of an intimate performance in an art gallery, to the most spectacular views of Lisbon or discover an intimate show on a rooftop of a cinema, there is so much to see and discover.

Music Europe Day was first conceived as a great journey between countries and songs and is an event dedicated to music itself and musicians from different European countries, as part of Europe Day, which is held every year to honour peace and unity in the continent.

The date marks the anniversary of the historic Schuman declaration, that is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union. It is also an occasion to showcase the common values and the strength that comes from diversity, solidarity and unity. Music always has and always will be a medium of conversation and connection among our distinct cultures and civilizations. This is the reason that Music Europe Day is a true celebration that brings people together, offering them a chance to enjoy a huge range of musical styles, from hip hop, to folk, to electro, as well as talks with artists who will present their work to a diverse, multilingual and multicultural audience. Music always finds a way to inspire us.

How to watch the performances
The event will be widely broadcast on social media, as well as the pages of the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Liaison Office in France.
Watch via Europavox’s Facebook page here: https://fb.me/e/1CFV6MrrN

About Europavox
Born in 2006 Europavox is a cultural and civic project aiming to promote the richness and diversity of the European music scene. Through both the media, Europavox.com, and the different European events organized each year, Europavox helps European music talents to travel and spread their songs all over the continent, and music lovers to discover great new artists. https://www.europavox.com/


Brighton Music Conference Announce More Names and Exclusive i360 Pod Parties

BRIGHTON MUSIC CONFERENCE ANNOUNCE MORE NAMES AND EVENTS (in alphabetical order):
ANOTR, CHARLIE TEE, DANNY RAMPLING, MR C, PROK | FITCH, SAM DIVINE, SEAMUS HAJI, 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, Stanton Warriors and more
  • Over 150 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 event announces the second wave of names for its 9th edition, including event speakers, artists performing and exclusive networking parties. New names announced include; Andrew Blackett (Fabric), ANOTR, Charlie Tee, Chords, Colin Dale, Connie Chow (Fuga), Critical Music, Danny Rampling, Judge Jules, Mighty Mouse, Mr C, Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Seamus Haji, Ski Oakenfull, Spinnin Records, Stanton Warriors.

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 honchos James Priestly and Giles Smith talking about their 20-year milestone.

The packed program of 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, 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.

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 and 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. Shesaid.so will also return to host 2 networking breakfast events with Savenightlife on Thursday and Friday mornings at the i360 complex. More to be announced soon.

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 on Saturday 28th May for the official BMC closing party and on Friday 27th May it will be Stanton Warriors taking to the skies for an exclusive pod party with more tbc.
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.

Speakers and artists confirmed include; (In alphabetical order):
Abi White, Abla El-Sharnouby, Aidan Doherty, Alex Mills, Andrew Blackett, ANOTR, Ash Howard, Badger, Bryan Chambers, Bushwacka!, Carl Loben, Carly Wilford, Charlie Tee, Clara Suess, Chris Goss, Colin Dale, Connie Chow, Chords, Critical, Damien Fell, Danny Rampling, Dean Marsh, DJ Rae, Dom Howard (aka Ruckspin), Dylan Pasqua, Dubfire, East End Dubs, Ellie Talebian, Gareth Deakin, Gareth Mellor, Giles Smith, Greg Marshall, Greg Wilson, Hannah Helbert, James Lightfoot, James Priestly, James Wiltshire (Freemasons), Jay Forster, JFB (DMC World Champion), Jim Gash, Joanna Gregory, Johnny Hudson, Jonathan Scratchley, Jono Heale, Judge Jules, Just Her, Kasra, Kier Tyrer, Kitty Bartlett, Laila McKenzie, Laura Leon, Leftwing : Kody, Made By Pete, Megan Sayer, Michael Kill, Mighty Mouse, Mr C, Nick Baxter, Nick Sadler, Nikki McNeill, NOLAN, Paula Van Der Waerden, Paul Hamill, Peter Van Dongen, Prok | Fitch, Queen B, Rhys Bainham, Ridney, Sam Divine, Sarah Beaumont, Sarah Main, Scott Diaz, Seamus Haji, Shino Parker, Ski Oakenfull, SOLAH, Steven Braines, Tammy Tinawi, TJ Campbell, Tom Simpson, Tony Allen, Trevor Fung, Tristan Hunt, Vasja Veber, Wayne Dickson, Zara Kershaw

Speakers and representatives confirmed from industry leading companies including; (In alphabetical order): Absolute, AFEM, ACS Custom, Audio Mango, BBC Radio 1, Beatport, BIMM, Cavendish Music, Critical Music, Crosstown Rebels, Cubase, Decadance FM, Defected, DJ, Fanbytes, Fuga, Future Music, Gaydio, Glitterbox, Global Publicity, Good Vibrations Society, He.She.They, Hexagon, Hospital Records, istreem, Labelworx, Lady of the House, Loopmasters, Mambo Ibiza, Meoko, NTIA, Patreon, Percolate, PRS, RCRDSHP, Remixology, RAM Records, Secretsundaze, Sentric Music, shesaid.so, Shogun Audio, Spinnin Records, Streinberg, The Arch, The Weird and the Wonderful, TikTok, Trickstar, Undertone Industry Services, Ultra Records, Viberate, Warm Up Festival, WaterBear.

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
Buy tickets here: http://www.brightonmusicconference.co.uk/buy-tickets/
There will be also a £10 charity donation requested from guestlist attendees to support Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For more info or press accreditations contact Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
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.

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Green Events & Innovations Conference Announce Full Agenda

Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF) in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).

The 14th edition of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) is just two weeks away and the complete GEI agenda can now be revealed for what promises to be an unforgettable day at the Royal Garden Hotel, London, on Friday 29th April.  

GEI 14 will have a packed programme including an exclusive Keynote from Brian Eno in conversation with Aurora and Love Ssega and a host of Inspiring and knowledgeable speakers who will bring their passion and ideas to the event with confirmed representatives from AEG, ASM Global, EarthPercent, Forest Green Rovers, Glastonbury, Music Declares Emergency, OVO Arena Wembley, Roskilde Festival, Royal Albert Hall, SEC, Soul Sutras, We Love Green, UWE, YOUROPE and many more.

GEI 14 will be an official part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) for the first time with all ILMC delegates able to attend GEI sessions. The seriously jam-packed agenda will see the hottest greenest topics in the live event and cultural sectors explored and will bring together visionaries, innovators, industry leaders, eloquent speakers and some truly iconic artists from across the live event industry, who are going to inspire collective action in the fight against a climate catastrophe.

This will be the first green events industry get-together in over two years and key topics of the conference include;

 

  • Keynote with Brian Eno and Aurora hosted by Love Ssega to discuss 'Directing the energy of music for the benefit of the planet’
  • European co-operation in the live music sector
  • Transport and Energy in the tumultuous energy landscape
  • The Greener Arena landscape on the road to greener touring.
  • Sustainable food & beverage for events
  • Circularity of Materials and tackling plastic pollution with a focus on Cups
  • European Greener Festival Roadmap
  • Incredible individuals and organisations agency - using skills, networks, creativity and resources of events for purposeful action in solidarity with displaced and oppressed people
  • Quick Fire Innovation from NFT’s to battery power technology to equal rights for peeing.

The connection between wellbeing, inclusivity, diversity, equity and environmental sustainability will be a recurring theme throughout the programme.

View full event schedule here: https://www.agreenerfestival.com/green-events-innovations-conference-gei/

Other confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order);
Andy Lenthall (Festival Insights), Aurora, Brian Eno, Chiara Badiali (Julie's Bicycle), Claire O’Neill (AGF), Dale Vince OBE (Ecotricity/Forest Green Rovers), Danny Newby (Big Green Coach), Dave Ojay (Naam Festival) Dr Vincent Walsh (Herblabism/Future of Food),  Dieter Castelein (Greener Power Solutions), Erik Distler (AEG), Fay Milton (Music Declares Emergency), Gina Périer (Lapee), Glenn Lyons (UWE), Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine), Hannah Jukes (Bodyheat Club Ltd.), Helen Taylor (Ecotricity/Forest Green Rovers), Holger Jan Schmidt (YOUROPE, General Secretary), Jane Healy (J Healy Productions), Jennifer Ennis (Scottish Event Campus (SEC)), John Drury (OVO Arena Wembley), John Robb (Louder Than War / Membranes), Kara Djurhuus (Roskilde Festival), Laura van de Voort (Green Events Netherlands), Linnéa Svensson (Green Operations Europe), Love Ssega, Lucy Noble (NAA/Royal Albert Hall), Lyke Poortvliet (Green Events Netherlands), Marcel Arsand (Ball), Marie Sabot (We Love Green),  Martin Thim (DTD Group), Mike Walsh (Serenade), Nora Wigand (Ball), Paul McCrudden (OnePlan Events), Sangeeta Pillai (Soul Sutras), Sangeeta Waldron (Serendipity PR & Media), Steve Sayer (The O2 (AEG Europe), Thomas Grunberg (Gaudina). 

Join us as pioneers, activists and leading collectives in the space of greener events, festivals, tours, venues and entertainment, unite to discuss the key questions in an industry in the midst of transformation.

This 14th edition of GEI is presented by AGF and ILMC, and kindly supported by Ecotricity, De La Maison and Ball Corporation.

More info and tickets here:
https://www.agreenerfestival.com/green-events-innovations-conference-gei

More information at agreenerfestival.com / @agreenerfestival


Notes To Editors

About AGF
AGF is a not-for-profit company committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices. AGF provide certification, education and training, consultancy, resources and green riders, facilitating the exchange of good ideas. They share information about how environmentally efficient methods are currently being employed at events and how the impact on the environment can be limited at future events. They offer independent assessment and verification of events sustainability claims through the AGF Awards for festivals, venues, tours and events.

https://www.agreenerfestival.com/

About ILMC
Attracting 2,000 of the world’s top live music professionals from over 40 countries annually, the International Live Music Conference has been the foremost meeting place for live music professionals worldwide for over 30 years. In addition to its main conference, ILMC also produces the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), Futures Forum, The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) and the International Festival Forum (IFF). Full information about the conference including schedule, events and partners is at 34.ilmc.com.


Positivus Festival Moves To New Location In Riga with A$AP Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion, Jamie xx, and many more

After unforgettable 13 years in Salacgriva, during which the popular music and art festival Positivus in Latvia has become a special event in many people's lives after the two-year break will start a new beginning this summer. On July 15th and 16th Positivus festival returns and will take place in a new location in the capital city Riga, Lucavsala park territory. 

Lucavsala park has become a popular recreation place and perfect location for the festival. With the beautiful scenery of Riga, Lucavsala park is located alongside the Daugava river and is easily accessible from the city center and gathers everyone who wants to enjoy nature while remaining close to the city. Positivus festival will continue to delight thousands of people with amazing music programm and this year's festival line-up includes participation of unexpectedly strong artists - A$AP Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion, Jamie xx, and many more. Tickets are available at www.positivusfestival.com.

A$AP Rocky will bring the loudest hip hop performance to the Baltic as one of the Positivus festival headliners on Saturday, July 16th. New York's hip hop genre star A$AP Rocky, has collaborations with nearly every biggest start of his genre such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator, Skepta, FKA Twigs, 21 Savage, London On Da Track, Kid Cudi, Gucci Mane, Santigold, 2 Chainz, Yelawolf. A$AP Rocky's portfolio boasts massive arts, fashion, film, and television projects. His debut album "Long.Live.A$AP" arrived in 2013 with the hit single "Goldie." The successful debut was followed by the 2015 studio album “At Long Last A$AP”, which topped the album charts. In 2018, A$AP Rocky's third solo album "Testing" (2018) ranked 4th on the “Billboard 200” album list. In April 2019, A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$ recorded a song "Too Many Gods," which was included in the "For the Throne: Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones" tracklist.

An absolutely global musical phenomenon, a cultural icon, and one of the hottest words in women's hip-hop music scene - Megan Thee Stallion will perform on Friday, July 15th. She's known as a hitmaker with cheeky style and an impressive star with a great personality. ​​In 2019 Megan Thee Stallion burst into the American hip-hop scene, joining the major league of female rappers. Megan Thee Stallion is a three-time Grammy winner ("Best Rap Artist", "Best Rap Performance", "Best Rap Song" with "Savage") and an evolving cultural icon. After the EPs „Fever” and "Suga" she released her debut album „Good News" in 2020, and her two tracks went to the top in USA  - "Savage" (remix featuring Beyonce) and "WAP", where she joined Cardi B. Most recently the artist had a collaboration with the pop star Dua Lipa for the song "Sweetest Pie".

Jamie xx creates the most beautiful mix of fine indie, R&B, and dance music imaginable and is well known around the world as a key member of The xx. On Friday, July 15th Jamie xx will bring back sweet memories from Positivus festival in 2013, where we experienced the charming The xx concert. The subtle blend of music mix he has crafted with The xx has made him a sought-after remixer for such artists as Adele, Florence + The Machine, and Gil Scott-Heron. In 2015, Jamie xx released his widely acclaimed debut album “In Colour” with songs like “Loud Places”, “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” and “Gosh”. In 2020 he dropped his latest single “Idontknow” all while staying busy DJ:ing, remixing, producing and working on new material with The xx. 

Positivus festival has been the largest popular music and art festival in the Baltics, which has taken place in Salacgrīva since 2007 and has gathered up to 30,000 music lovers from Latvia and abroad every festival year. The festival has gathered many important and well-known foreign music stars like Muse, Nick Cave, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, The xx, Sigur Rós, Sinéad O'Connor, and many others, a total of several hundred famous musicians of different generations. Positivus festival has been mentioned in foreign media along with other festivals in Europe that are worth attending and has been nominated for various European festival awards.

Announced Positivus festival 2022 line-up so far: A$AP Rocky, Megan Thee Stallion, Jamie xx, Caribou, Thundercat, Yves Tumor & Its band, SoFaygo, Bas, Moses Sumney, black midi, Black Country, New Road, ansis, Citi Zēni,  Arturs Skutelis, rolands če, Būū, Edavārdi, Prusax, VIŅA, Sudden Lights, Sigma, Elizabete Gaile, MUUD, Ods, Zeļģis, Nova Koma, $ourJ. Many more artists will be added soon.

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

 


Priya Ragu, Holly Humberstone, and Altin Gün highest-ranking artists in the first ESNS Exchange 2022 results

After being shuttered by a pandemic for two years, the live festival industry seems to be back in motion. This shows in the first ESNS Exchange results of 2022. Already 133 bookings were made from the programme’s pool.

First results
With ESNS 2022 behind us, the first results are in. With 133 bookings by 77 artists from 20 countries, the programme is proving its worth for the live music sector. To give the acts that played at a digital ESNS edition due to COVID an extra push, the ESNS Exchange pool of this year represents artists from both ESNS 2021 and 2022. 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}
Priya Ragu (CH) 8
Holly Humberstone (GB) 7
Altin Gün (NL) 6
Yard Act (GB) 5
Enola Gay (IE) 4
CMAT (IE) 4
Wet Leg (GB) 4
Ascendant Vierge (BE) 3
Joe & The Shitboys (FO) 3
Myd (FR) 3

ESNS Exchange By Country Chart
Priya Ragu (CH) 8
Holly Humberstone (GB)7
Altin Gün (NL) 6
Enola Gay (IE) 4
Ascendant Vierge (BE) 3
Joe & The Shitboys (FO) 3
Myd (FR) 3
Daði Freyr (IS)3
Alyona Alyona (UA) 2
K.ZIA (DE) 2

*Results filtered by the most booked artist per country

As yet, acts from the United Kingdom and Switzerland are not supported financially by ESNS Exchange. ESNS is negotiating this with the (export) offices that represent these countries. It will depend on the outcome of these negotiations whether acts are financially supported performing at the ESNS Exchange festivals in 2022.

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

While this is good news for the ESNS Exchange programme, our thoughts are with the people in Ukraine. If you want to help out, let your voice be heard online or support Ukrainian artists like GO-A, Alina Pash and Alyona Alyona who are part of ESNS Exchange. Music journalists and the wider music communities of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have created this playlist filled with Ukrainian artists: https://spoti.fi/3JRAAz1. Get to know how you can additionally help via Global Citizen

ESNS donated money to MusicSavesUA, a project from All-Ukrainian Association of Music Events, including Atlas Festival, who need financial assistance urgently for the humanitarian needs of the civilians in Ukraine. We urge you to do the same: musicsavesua.com.

About ESNS Exchange
The European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP), now ESNS Exchange, 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.

Tickets for ESNS23 are available at an early-bird rate via https://esns.nl/tickets/


Brian Eno in conversation with Aurora at Green Events & Innovations Conference

Brian Eno in conversation with Aurora at Green Events & Innovations Conference

Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) is presented by A Greener Festival (AGF)
in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).

The 14th edition of Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) will take place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Friday 29th April 2022 and in a special Keynote, the renowned musician, producer and visual artist Brian Eno will be in conversation with Norwegian artist Aurora. Having recently founded Earth Percent, a charity providing a simple way for the music industry to support the most impactful organisations addressing the climate emergency, Eno joins the conference to discuss 'Directing the energy of music for the benefit of the planet’ in a Keynote conversation with Aurora, where they will discuss their visions for directing the energy of music for the benefit of the planet.

Brian Eno is a renowned musician, producer, visual artist and activist who first came to international prominence in the early seventies as a founding member of British band, Roxy Music, followed by a series of solo albums and collaborations. His work as producer includes albums with Talking Heads, Devo, U2, Laurie Anderson, James, Jane Siberry and Coldplay, while his long list of collaborations include recordings with David Bowie, Jon Hassell, Harold Budd, John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Karl Hyde, James Blake and most recently with his brother, Roger, on Mixing Colours. Eno is also a founding member of the Long Now Foundation, a trustee of Client Earth and patron of Videre est Credere. In April 2021, he launched EarthPercent, which raises money from the music industry for some of the most impactful environmental charities working on the climate emergency.

Aurora is one of the greatest Norwegian pop breakthroughs of recent years. She has released three strong albums, several radio hits, had huge streaming numbers and massive international interest. In the last few years she has performed at huge festivals, popular TV shows and she has toured on most continents. Aurora is experiencing success as far from home as Australia, Mexico and Brazil, and is selling out larger venues abroad than in Norway. The new album The Gods We Can Touch was released in January.

GEI 14 will be an official part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) for the first time with all ILMC delegates able to attend GEI sessions. There will be a packed programme featuring inspiring and knowledgeable speakers who will bring their passion and ideas to the event with key topics of the conference including;

European co-operation in the live music sector
Transport and Energy in the tumultuous energy landscape
Arenas coming back greener with the AGF Greener Arena certification,
Sustainable food & beverage for events
Circularity of Materials with a focus on Cups and Serveware
European Greener Festival Roadmap
Incredible individuals and organisations using skills, networks, creativity and resources of events for purposeful action in solidarity with displaced people.
Quick Fire Innovation Round with latest in green tech solutions

The connection between wellbeing, inclusivity, diversity, equity and environmental sustainability will be a recurring theme throughout the programme.

Other confirmed speakers include (in alphabetical order);
Andy Lenthall (Festival Insights), Chiara Badiali (Julie's Bicycle), Claire O’Neill (AGF), Dale Vince OBE (Ecotricity/Forest Green Rovers), Danny Newby (Big Green Coach), Dave Ojay (Naam Festival) Dr Vincent Walsh (Herblabism/Future of Food), Erik Distler (AEG), Gina Périer (Lapee), Glenn Lyons (UWE), Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine), Holger Jan Schmidt (YOUROPE, General Secretary), John Drury (OVO Arena Wembley, VP & General Manager), John Robb (Louder Than War / Membranes), Kara Djurhuus (Roskilde Festival, Head of Philanthropy), Laura van de Voort (Green Events Netherlands), Linnéa Svensson (Green Operations Europe), Lucy Noble (NAA/Royal Albert Hall), Lyke Poortvliet (Green Events Netherlands), Marcel Arsand (Ball), Marie Sabot (We Love Green, festival director), Martin Thim (DTD Group), Mike Walsh (Serenade), Nora Wigand (Ball), Sangeeta Waldron (Serendipity PR & Media), Steve “Bedlam” Stavrinides (Refugee Community Kitchen / The Common, Glastonbury), Steve Sayer (The O2 (AEG Europe), Thomas Grunberg (Gaudina).

Join us as pioneers, activists and leading collectives in the space of greener events, festivals, tours, venues and entertainment, unite to discuss the key questions in an industry in the midst of transformation.

This 14th edition of GEI is presented by AGF and ILMC, and kindly supported by Ecotricity, De La Maison and Ball Corporation.
More info and tickets here:
https://www.agreenerfestival.com/green-events-innovations-conference-gei
More information at agreenerfestival.com / @agreenerfestival

Notes To Editors
About AGF
AGF is a not-for-profit company committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices. AGF provide certification, education and training, consultancy, resources and green riders, facilitating the exchange of good ideas. They share information about how environmentally efficient methods are currently being employed at events and how the impact on the environment can be limited at future events. They offer independent assessment and verification of events sustainability claims through the AGF Awards for festivals, venues, tours and events.
https://www.agreenerfestival.com/
About ILMC
Attracting 2,000 of the world’s top live music professionals from over 40 countries annually, the International Live Music Conference has been the foremost meeting place for live music professionals worldwide for over 30 years. In addition to its main conference, ILMC also produces the ILMC Production Meeting (IPM), the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), Futures Forum, The Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) and the International Festival Forum (IFF). Full information about the conference including schedule, events and partners is at 34.ilmc.com.

About Earth Percent
EarthPercent is a charity providing a simple way for the music industry to support the most impactful organisations addressing the climate emergency. Our advisory panels bring together high profile music industry executives and recognised climate science experts and climate justice activists to ensure funds are used in the most efficient way possible.
The music industry is uniquely placed to influence culture, shape public conversation, raise funds and take action to address the climate crisis. EarthPercent believes philanthropy can play an important role in accelerating change and realising our vision of a healthy planet. By developing a structure in which music businesses can donate a small percentage of income to EarthPercent which we then direct to the most impactful organisations addressing climate change we can bring about the change that is necessary to realise a healthy planet for all. https://earthpercent.org/


Mallorca Live Festival 5th Anniversary with Muse, Christina Aguilera, C Tangana, Editors, Franz Ferdinand, Justice, Peggy Gou, Jeff Mills, The Blessed Madonna and more

Mallorca Live Festival returns to celebrate its 5th anniversary edition from 24th to 26th June 2022. Cementing its place as the biggest and most important festival in the Balearic Islands the festival will host the best national and international live shows of the moment with a quality and eclectic line up including; Muse, Christina Aguilera, C. Tangana, Editors, Franz Ferdinand, Justice, Supergrass, Metronomy, Izal, Cut Copy, Temples, Milky Chance, The Blessed Madonna, Peggy Gou, Jeff Mills and Ben UFO.

Taking place in the beautiful Calvià region, Mallorca Live Festival is a premium festival experience set between the lush green hills of the Serra de Tramuntana and some of the best beaches in Europe. Festival visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting festival experience as well as enjoying everything the island has to offer from beautiful blue flag beaches and stunning sunsets, to mountain hiking and bike rides, to the historic feel and ancient architecture of surrounding towns as well as many local delicacies and a multitude of bars and restaurants to enjoy.

After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the launch of a summer concert series, the Majorcan festival returns to its traditional 3-day format and is ready to offer its most international edition. Mallorca Live Festival stays true to its eclecticism and is committed to bringing together the most relevant artists of the moment, alternating genres and origins, both Spanish and international, and continuing to bet on the local Majorcan music scene.

Day 1 of the festival on Friday will kick off with Editors and Spanish rapper C. Tangana who is already making waves internationally and will be playing alongside other leading Spanish artists Izal, Kase O. Jazz Magnetism y Rigoberta Bandini. Peggy Gou leads the electronic music line up alongside Max Cooper and Bradley Zero. Plus Belgian band Goose will promise to make us dance with their electro-rock.
Saturday will be headlined by Christina Aguilera who will play for the first time in the Balearic Islands show in what will also be her first show in Spain since 2003. UK Rock acts Franz Ferdinand, Supergrass and Temples are also confirmed as well as the legendary “The Wizard” Jeff Mills, Australian synth-pop band Cut Copy and Monolink, Cobblestone Jazz and Red Axes.
The final day on Sunday, Muse will headline the main stage for their first performance in the Balearic Islands. Joining them will be French electronic music duo Justice, Metronomy who will also play on the island for the first time, showcasing their new album and Germany’s Milky Chance. Keep everyone dancing till sunrise will be The Blessed Madonna and Ben UFO amongst others.

Final Line up

Friday 24th June
C Tangana, Editors, Izal, Peggy Gou
Kase.O Jazz Magnetism, Rigoberta Bandini, Baiuca, Max Cooper, Bradley Zero, Alizzz
Delaporte, Elyella, Goose, Shinova, The Parrots, Niños Luchando, Queralt Lahoz, Go Cactus, Cora Yako, Emlan, Amulet, Muro María, Repion, Boye, Pucheros Atómicos, Grant Amant,, Los Dos, Aina Losange, Vik.T

Saturday 25th June
Christina Aguilera, Franz Ferdinand, Supergrass, Jeff Mills, Cut Copy,
Rufus T. Firefly, Trueno, Club del Río, Monolink, Cobblestone Jazz, Red Axes, Klik&Frik, Trashi, Bronquio, Baywaves, Paco Moreno, Rocío Saiz, Branquias Johnson, Cecilia Zango, Trigga, Reïna, Saïm, The Southnormales, Paco Colombàs, Bisuri i els Mossos, Yoko Factor, Sweet Poo Smell, Frink

Sunday 26th June
Muse, Justice, Metronomy, Milky Chance, The Blessed Madonna, Ben UFO
Guitarricadelafuente, Sen Senra, Cupido, Mujeres, Biznaga, Agoraphobia, Parquesvr, Embusteros, Ela Minus, Pahua, Peligro!, Enric Ricone, Marta Knight, la Paloma, Alanaire, Agost, Jansky, Pullman, Ángeles Marqueño

Spotify playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6IHGbv4f0ymWW4edu07CSo?si=cc11433fdcb541bd

The festival will be held on the weekend of June 24, 25 and 26, 2022 at the Calvià’s Old Aquapark. More information here: https://mallorcalivemusic.com/festival/

Tickets
Festival passes are available from €125 plus service fees on the Mallorca Live website www.mallorcalivemusic.com and See Tickets, Mallorca Live’s official ticketing platform.

Accommodation packages https://mallorcalivemusic.com/en/festival/accommodation/

Notes to Editors:

Links to photos and press accreditation links here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SNYxpqDCixzLCy8YpV7wDBtxBAerCcEV

About Mallorca Live Festival
Mallorca Live Festival was launched in 2016 and soon became the most popular international music festival in the Balearic Islands. In Mallorca, it's regarded as the most prestigious brand within the music entertainment industry.
Once more the festival has the support of institutions such as the Spanish Government with the National Institute of Music and Performing Arts (INAEM) and Acción Cultural Española; the Government of the Balearic Islands through the Agency for Tourism Strategy of the Balearic Islands (AETIB), 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 Linguistic Policy and the Calvià City Council through the Culture Area and the Calvià Foundation.
The festival also has the support of Estrella Damm as main sponsor, as well as the INNSIDE by Melià hotel chain, the shipping company GNV, Air Europa airlines, Ron Barceló, Porto Pi, B The Travel Brand and See Tickets. Cadena SER Radio Mallorca and music magazine Mondosonoro are the official media partners.