ADE welcomes James Blake and anxiety treatment expert Jennie Morton for the second ADE in Conversation series

James Blake and Jennie Morton, who also featured in ADE Pro 2020, will be discussing strategies and techniques for managing our mental health as well as how Blake will be handling his career when the touring industry re-starts. In addition, Blake and Morton will be taking questions from the audience in a live Q&A focusing on mental health topics.

Global Events in the Spotlight
The first ADE in Conversation last month touched on the state of reopening in Europe and the US, and this episode will be looking at South America’s Rock in Rio and Africa’s Nyege Nyege Festival together with representatives from both festivals.

Luis Justo is the CEO of Rock in Rio, Arlen Dilsizian is one of the founders of Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Festival, connecting electronic music cultures throughout Africa with the rest of the world and nurturing the continent's various scenes.

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation continues to extend its support to the live music industry by inviting music professionals to the online discussion forum ADE In Conversation, taking place on its online B2B platform, completely free of charge. Professionals, artists and like-minded followers of the reopening can sign up by creating a free account here.

ADE In Conversation kicks off with an hour-long session on Thursday, May 13th
5 PM CET. Visitors can register here.

About ADE Pro Conference
ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Friday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement. 

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

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation. 

Founding partner: Buma
Principal partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados 


Waterbear– The College of Music Announce Carl Cox Scholarship Award

WaterBear – The College of Music have announced a new scholarship award with one of the world’s best-known and best-loved DJs, Carl Cox. As pioneer of electronic dance music, Carl Cox has been at the pinnacle of his profession for nearly three decades and continues to innovate and inspire through his music.

WaterBear’s ethos is very much reflected in Carl’s career. Nurturing innovation in the music industry is at the forefront of what we do, paving the way for musicians to forge careers on their own terms, armed with the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing landscape. Carl Cox has always demonstrated a passion for giving to his art, combined with authenticity, a genuine love of music and the desire to innovate. He is proof that this combination can pave the way for great career success, with a pioneering legacy that redefines musical genres and transcends boundaries.

Carl Cox says: “I’m really excited to support WaterBear - The College of Music in providing this scholarship award and contributing to someone’s career journey in music. Hopefully this will help the creative process and lead to some great new electronic music that we can all enjoy.”

The Carl Cox Scholarship Award is for one deserving WaterBear student, who will receive equipment to the value of £15,000 in order to help support their music projects and career goals. The course eligible for the scholarship award is the new BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business starting in September 2021, which can be studied on-site in Brighton, or online via distance learning from anywhere in the world. With a commitment to smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery and one-to-one mentoring, WaterBear represents a fresh approach to Higher Education.

About the course
The BA (Hons) Electronic Music and Business degree is designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical strategies to forge your own career. The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. It deals with what really matters in the industry. It will expand your options and push you to create original, boundary-shifting music. It’s fully accredited and approved by one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industries, Falmouth University.

More info here: www.waterbear.org.uk/electronic-music-degree

Details of how to apply for the Carl Cox Scholarship Award and all Ts and Cs can be found at:
waterbear.org.uk/waterbear-life/carl-cox-scholarship


20 New Names for 20 years of EXIT Festival with Asaf Avidan, Artbat, Meduza, Sabaton, Hot Since 82 and more

EXIT Festival is on course to be the first major international festival of 2021 and the organisers are excited to be adding 20 new names to the event’s all-star line-up. Besides already confirmed headliners including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Solomun, Boris Brejcha, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Honey Dijon, Metronomy, or Sheck Wes, now the Novi Sad based event welcomes Asaf Avidan, Artbat, Meduza, Sabaton, Hot Since 82 and many more in the line-up for this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Last weeks’s official announcement of the local authorities giving the green light for the 2021 edition of EXIT caused exhilaration of festival fans worldwide, giving hope that we can look forward to the end of the pandemic soon. EXIT is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, but besides birthday cakes it will also be the celebration of our newly found life, returning to the magical venue of the Petrovaradin fortress from 8 to 11 July.

At the request of the audience comes Artbat, currently one of the world's leading electronic artists, then the great Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan, the Italian hitmakers Meduza, owners of hits such as Piece of Your Heart“, „Lose Control” and „Paradise“, British tech house master Hot Since 82 and one of Europe’s biggest heavy metal bands – Sabaton. The strong line-up of new additions also includes the creator of the mega-hit “Breaking Me” – the German producer and DJ Topic, the globally loved music artist Amira Medunjanin, and the super-popular local electro-rock duo Buč Kesidi, have reserved a special place. 

These acts join the previously announced headliners, led by David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Solomun, Boris Brejcha, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Honey Dijon, Metronomy, Sheck Wes, and many others. A colourful line-up is coming to the many stages of the Festival, and performances from popular regional artists are also confirmed including; Ida Prester with Lollobrigida, Nemesis, Dram, E- Play, Deep Steady and Šajzerbiterlemon, and a local trance line-up consisting of Pion live, Imaginarium live and DJs Aquapipe, DaPeace, Mozza and Ched. 

EXIT has also launched it’s most popular ticket sales offer for groups of friends "Buy 4, get 5" in which the fifth ticket is given free of charge for the four purchased tickets. This offer will only be available while stocks last, so what are you waiting for, call your friends and book the festival holiday you have been waiting for now.

Besides celebrating life, EXIT’s main focus is on health and safety, so the related measures to keep the event safe will be continuously published on the official EXIT website, in accordance with health measures set by local authorities and the Serbian government.

More information and tickets: https://www.exitfest.org/en/

20 new acts announced | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3PZYNJxNeo

ARTIST INTROS

Asaf Avidan whose career was mostly marked by the song that won the radio airwaves of the entire planet - "One Day / Reckoning Song". The vocals of this exceptional artist combine various influences, and his craftsmanship has proven a huge hit potential, which has been recognised in the excellent singles "Over My Head" and "Different Pulses". At the beginning of his career, he was part of the group Asaf Avidan & the Mojos, whose debut album "The Reckoning" became one of the best-selling independent releases in Israel. Ukrainian DJ duo Artbat built a path to the top of all music charts in just a few years and are currently among the best-selling artists on the Beatport Melodic House and Techno lists. For their recording in collaboration with the British DJ duo CamelPhat - "For A Feeling", David Guetta said that it was the best he had heard in 2020. The first and most popular single by the Italian producer Meduza - "Piece of Your Heart", realized in collaboration with the trio Goodboys, was nominated for a Grammy, pronounced the music anthem on BBC Radio 1 and had reached platinum circulation in the UK, Australia and many other countries. This hit was followed by the extremely successful  singles "Lose Control", "Born to Love" and "Paradise". In their two-decade long career, the band Sabaton has recorded nine studio albums, set up their own festival in Sweden, achieved platinum sales, received many awards, and played a large number of performances around the world. Energetic and colourful live performances are a great asset of the band, which happens to be one of the biggest heavy metal names of today.Hot Since 82 is one of Britain's most successful DJs and producers and the headliner of the largest electronic stages, while his music is described by critics as "the most sophisticated in the UK". He is coming back to Novi Sad after a great performance at last year's Life Stream.

The heavy metal titans SABATON to join | EXIT 20th anniversary 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzFZropN7jo

German DJ Tobias Topic describes his style as a "melancholic dance music", with ballad lyrics, but with the beats that make you dance. His platinum hits, including "Breaking Me", created in collaboration with the Swedish artist A7S and "Home", with Nico Santos, have already had hundreds of millions of views on YouTube, and he has also won the MTV award in the category of the best German music artist. Buč Kesidi, a band from Pančevo, is currently the most popular disco rock and roll electro band in our country, and their performances have been eagerly awaited since the release of the album "Euphoria". This year's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the EXIT Festival is joined by Amira Medunjanin, an extraordinary artist with a unique voice, and one of the most successful world music artist from the Balkans, known for nurturing traditional sounds and sevdalinka songs (Bosnia and Herzegovina folk songs), indie electro too-much-pop rock'n'roll band from Belgrade d r a m municipalities, the one and only Ida Prester with her well-known party band  Lollobrigida, alternative rock band E-play, Belgrade garage trio Šajzerbiterlemon, the ska-jazz greats Deep Steady, and the five-member melodic death metal band from Belgrade, Nemesis. EXIT's trance stage is also announcing the first part of the list of performers led by Pion live, Imaginarium live and DJs Aquapipe, DaPeace, Mozza and Ched.

The great celebration of the 20th anniversary of EXIT festival will take place from the 8 till 11 July 2021 at the Petrovaradin Fortress. Some of the most famous artists in the region and the world have already confirmed their appearances, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Asaf Avidan, Artbat, Meduza, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Sheck Wes, Hot Since 82, Solomun, Paul van Dyk, Sabaton, Metronomy, Honey Dijon, Dax J, Kobosil, Denis Sulta, Topic, Laibach, and many others.

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

 


ESNS to focus on Spain in 2022 and artist applications open on 1st May

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) highlights the very best emerging acts from a different country every year, showcasing the diversity of musical talent across Europe. In cooperation with The Spanish Wave and Live Nation Madrid, ESNS is proud to announce the focus on Spain at ESNS 2022. The artist applications for the upcoming edition – for all European artists – open on Saturday, 1st May 2021.

César Andión of The Spanish Wave and Live Nation Madrid: 
"We are thrilled to bring to ESNS 2022 Focus Spain with a great roster of panels and artists that will showcase the strength, quality and diversity of the Spanish music industry and future stars. For years Spain has had artists performing in Groningen, professionals attending the conference, so it was about time that we get the
focus and show how professional, large and diverse Spain is for touring, releasing music and trade. Focus Spain will join forces and work together with labels, promoters, media, festivals, artists and private and public agencies to make this special spotlight a success in business, networking and talent. The Spanish Wave showcase will bring a wide palette of young, emerging and talented acts from all over Spain to show how fresh, alive and exportable artists we have in our country. Thanks to ESNS to give us the support and opportunity to do so."

ESNS head of programme Robert Meijerink is proud to have Spain on board for its next edition:
“The Spanish music scene has a lot to offer for the international market. While there is a growing interest in music in the Spanish language than ever before in Europe and beyond, we’d like to focus on all its different regions and lively scenes; from emerging electronic acts to the new wave of indie bands hailing from the big cities, the islands and everything in between. Together with The Spanish Wave and Live Nation Madrid and their partners, we look forward to getting started on bringing an eclectic selection of new music to Groningen.”

European acts wishing to play ESNS 2022 (January 19 – 22, 2022) will be able to submit an online application for a showcase at the festival from May 1 until September 1, 2021.

About ESNS
ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is the key exchange for emerging European music talent, with a proven track record of helping to break new acts on the international music scene, with now well-known names such as Alma, Altin Gün, Arlo Parks, Aurora, Black Country, New Road, Celeste, Dua Lipa, Fontaines D.C., girl in red, Hinds, Idles, Mavi Phoenix, Meduza, Melanas, Oscar and the Wolf, Pip Blom, Podium, Pongo, Shame and Sigrid.

The conference side of the event attracts more than 4,000 entertainment industry professionals from all sections of the industry, including representatives of over 400 European festivals. Each year, ESNS stages more than 350 showcases all over the city of Groningen as well as offering a comprehensive and focused conference programme of around 150 panels and keynotes, alongside multiple networking opportunities.

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


Mayor of Novi Sad confirms EXIT festival will happen this summer

Thanks to Serbia’s very successful campaign of mass vaccination, Novi Sad Mayor Miloš Vučević confirmed EXIT can happen safely this summer.

This year’s EXIT will be a symbol of Serbia’s victory over the pandemic” Mayor Vučević, who is also a member of the National Health Committee Fighting Against Pandemic, said adding that entry to the festival will be allowed to all those who have been vaccinated and those with antibodies. To make the festival accessible to all, everyone else will be able to take a rapid antigen test, which will be provided at low prices, in a specially made area near the festival gates. Tourists can already travel to Serbia with a negative PCR test and it is expected that testing to enter the country will no longer be a requirement by June.

EXIT 20th anniversary 2021 | CELEBRATE LIFE together!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9unCqkqZr1U

The mayor’s long-awaited statement confirms that the 20th anniversary of EXIT will be celebrated according to the original plans, from 8th to 11th July at the Petrovaradin Fortress. An all-star line-up with major headliners is also confirmed, including David Guetta, DJ Snake, Tyga, Eric Prydz b2b Four Tet, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nina Kraviz, Boris Brejcha, Sheck Wes, Solomun, Paul van Dyk, Sepultura, Metronomy, Honey Dijon and many others. It is not yet clear if there will be any limitations to the capacity of the festival, as this will be decided in the next few weeks.

We are very excited about this news and the opportunity to finally celebrate life together with our audience from the whole world! Considering all the difficulties we have been facing for over a year, we already feel that the Big bang of positive energy will create new dimension of the festival experience and make this year’s EXIT unique in the history of the festival. However, we must remain responsible in the coming months and we’re calling for all of our visitors who have the opportunity to get vaccinated before the festival, as no matter what, the health and safety of all visitors, artists and the crew is our top priority” said Dušan Kovačević, founder and CEO of the EXIT festival.

Serbia is currently one of the leading European countries when it comes to mass vaccination with highest percentage in Europe when it comes to people who have had both shots. Serbia has also been praised as the only country in the world where its citizens can choose between the different vaccine manufacturers from around the world and it’s the only country where non-residents can apply for vaccination. So far, Serbia has vaccinated tens of thousands of foreigners from all over Europe for free and they will continue with this practice. “We will also assist all our visitors who don’t have the opportunity to get vaccinated soon in their home countries, if they wish to apply for vaccination in Serbia. We will announce more information about that in the upcoming period”, concluded Kovačević.

All of this will enable the grand celebration of EXIT’s 20th anniversary to take place from 8th till the 11 July 2021. The venue is once again the world-famous Petrovaradin Fortress, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe with a unique view of the river Danube and city of Novi Sad. The Exit team will reveal new acts confirmed for the line up next week, who will find their place over 40 stages and zones all over the fortress.

More information and tickets: exitfest.org/en

Contact
Nikki McNeill
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk


ADE launches free to access livestream series ADE In Conversation featuring Richie Hawtin and 3Lau alongside Elrow, CAA, among others

The online discussion forum kicks off on Thursday, April 15th live from Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, featuring Richie Hawtin and 3Lau talking about the new opportunities for artists arising from NFTs, alongside the reopening of the electronic music industry with directors and representatives from Elrow, CAA, Fieldlab Events and Swallow Events.

The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation extends its support to the live music industry by inviting music professionals to the online discussion forum ADE In Conversation, taking place on its online B2B platform, completely free of charge. Professionals, artists and like-minded followers of the reopening can sign up by creating a free account here.

The path to reopening
The first ‘ADE in Conversation’ highlights the move back towards normality for live events, and how organisers will be doing things differently post-Covid. Event organisers sharing their vision include Elrow CEO Juan Arnau Jr., Creative Artists Agency’s head of electronic Maria May, Fieldlab Events’ Pieter Lubberts, and Grego O'Halloran of UK-based Swallow Events, one of the first companies to introduce a rapid testing kit for festivals and events.

New opportunities for artists: NFTs
Also featured in the first ADE In Conversation will be global artists Richie Hawtin and 3Lau – who sold his collection of NFTs for $11.7m – alongside artist/researcher Mat Dryhurst discussing the real and perceived value of NFTs, what the implications are for the future of music ownership and whether they are here to stay.

ADE In Conversation kicks off with an hour-long session on Thursday, April 15th5 PM CET. Visitors can register here.

About ADE Pro Conference
ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Friday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement.

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

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Principal partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados

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


Life in the Park launches in Brighton featuring Orbital, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Denis Sulta, Nightmares On Wax, Crazy P, Cassy and more

Light at the end of the tunnel as 'Life in the Park' launches in Brighton…

The Arch will host their first UK event series since lockdown at a stunning, purpose-built, mini-festival site with marquee, fairground rides and food stalls... Summer's here.

To celebrate the return to life, normality and a fresh new venue and outlook on life, The Arch launch an eagerly anticipated open-air series of events called 'Life in the Park', which will land at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall, Brighton in June and July.

Eight specially handpicked events will take place in partnership with Cream, Garden Project, Renaissance, BMC and Take x Other World with a capacity for 2000 people at each event. The launch event on Saturday 20th June is in collaboration Take x Otherworld bringing world renowned DJ and producer, Hot Creations label boss and founder of Paradise Jamie Jones to Brighton alongside Prok | Fitch, Fleur Shore and more. With 30 years passing since Chime was released, Orbital will be performing a special dj set to mark the occasion on Sunday 27th June in collaboration with BMC and support from Justin Robertson, Steve Mac and more.

Dancefloor juggernaut, Denis Sulta, makes his long awaited return to Brighton on Saturday 3rd July, bringing some friends along with him including Mella Dee, Cinthie, and more. On Sunday 4th July Soundcrash present Carnivalesque feat. David Rodigan, Crazy P, Nightmares on Wax, Norman Jay and more, for a day of funk, soul, reggae, ska, disco and hip hop. On Saturday 10th July Garden Project and The Arch present Skream; notorious party starter and one of the seminal electronic producers of the past decade with Skream & Guests. On Sunday 11th July We Love Reggae & Ska take over the decks with The Dualers, Ras Kwame, Reggae Roast & more tba. Maceo Plex headlines Renaissance's return to UK clubbing in a unique, mini-festival event site, perfect for those long-awaited summer vibes with Maceo Plex & Guests on Saturday 17th July with the finale on Sunday 18th July in collaboration with Cream with a Summer day party featuring Roger Sanchez, Tall Paul, Seb Fontaine, K-Klass, Smokin Jo and Jon Pleased Wimmin.

In spite of the challenges and the uncertainty The Arch has faced over the past 12 months, the team have worked hard to put together a 4 week program of open-air events to celebrate the venue’s return that the city can be proud of.
“We have used the time while we have been closed to plan our return with a whole new outlook and attitude toward opening, through an extensive refurbishment, a tidy looking rebrand, new website and new resident djs. We embarked on this project to mark the occasion, with a series of events for Brighton and surrounding areas like no other. “ Says Damien Fell, The Arch x LiFE programme director.

Full Schedule:

Sat 26th June - Jamie Jones, Prok | Fitch, Fleur Shore, Joseph Edmund, Summer Ghemati & More tba
12pm-10pm
The Arch x Take x Otherworld bring World renowned DJ and producer, Hot Creations label boss, founder and curator of Paradise to Brighton
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Sun 27th June - Orbital - 30 Years Celebratory Dj Set, support from Justin Robertson, Steve Mac and more tba
12pm-8pm
With 30 years passing since Chime was released, 30 years of rave, and 30 years of Orbital parties, we are absolutely chuffed to announce the Hartnoll boys will be performing a special 30 year set to mark the occasion.
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Sat 3rd July - Denis Sulta & Mella Dee, Cinthie, Sally C, Bklava & more tba
12pm-10pm
Dancefloor juggernaut, Denis Sulta, makes his long awaited return to Brighton’s nightlife calendar and he brought some friends along with him
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Sun 4th July - David Rodigan, Nightmares On Wax, Crazy P, Norman Jay + more
12pm-8pm
Soundcrash pres Carnivalesque feat. David Rodigan, Crazy P, Nightmares on Wax and more, for a day of funk, soul, reggae, ska, disco and hip hop
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Sat 10th July - Skream & Guests tba
12pm-10pm
Garden Project and The Arch present Skream; notorious party starter and one of the seminal electronic producers of the past decade.
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Sun 11th July - We Love Reggae & Ska with The Dualers, Ras Kwame, Reggae Roast & more tba
12pm-8pm
And what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than listening to some amazing Reggae and Ska from some of the biggest names in the Industry
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Sat 17th July - Maceo Plex & Guests tba
12pm-10pm
MACEO PLEX headlines Renaissance's return to UK clubbing in a unique, mini-festival event site, perfect for those long-awaited summer vibes!
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Sun 18th July - Roger Sanchez, Tall Paul, Seb Fontaine, K-Klass, Smokin Jo, Jon Pleased Wimmin
12pm-8pm
Cream returns to Brighton with a Summer day party as part of LiFE In The Park 2021 series, and a long awaited return of Ibiza legend Roger Sanchez

Tickets
Tickets from £16:75
Buy tickets here: https://lifebrighton.co.uk/#tickets

Contact
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk
Music PR | Event PR | Festival PR


WESTWAY LAB 8th edition will kick off a new Iberian Focus

Westway LAB, Portugal’s first international showcase festival and professional music conference event, has announced its 8th edition, April 7-10th, in Guimarães.

This new edition of the Westway LAB Festival and Conference will launch an Iberian focus on music from Portugal and Spain, with the Spanish focus originally intended for 2020, and now scheduled for 2022. Due to the pandemic, none of the Spanish artists originally invited had the chance to play in Guimarães yet - so it makes sense to work now, starting with the online conferences at Westway LAB 2021, towards a full mission and artist exchange in April 2022.

The shifting paradigms accelerated by the pandemic have illustrated the importance of the local going global while simultaneously remaining local and regional - and stronger connections are needed between the diverse Iberian regions that make up Portugal and Spain. The Iberian focus will virtually showcase 4 Spanish acts under the “Spanish Wave” umbrella, in anticipation of more to come - physically in Guimarães - in April 2022. Keynote speakers include Robert Grima, President of Live Nation Spain – Madrid, as well as João Carvalho from the Paredes de Coura and Primavera Porto Festivals.

Westway LAB remains an active participant in the ETEP network, fostering the circulation of European talent in Portugal as well as internationalizing Portuguese talent abroad: Westway LAB’s renewed partnership with Portugal’s export office, WHY Portugal, will see the 5th edition of the WHY Portugal Event present new artists from Portugal, as well as the presentation of the new Music Moves Europe projects MCS Lab - a joint effort from WHY Portugal, Music Export Poland, and CNM; and European Ghosts, a project by Portugal’s SCL Agency and Norway’s NORD University.

This year, the Independent Community will gather at the first IMPALA CAMPUS training workshop on April 6th, before joining the Westway PRO conference for the remainder of the event.
Co-founder of Westway LAB in 2014, Portugal’s independent trade association AMAEI will also invite UFI, the Spanish Union of Independent Labels, to participate in an Iberian meeting of independent labels during the 8th edition of Westway LAB.

Finally, on the music publishing side of things, Westway PRO will present a new conference track dedicated to music publishing and synch, presenting the Portugal in Synch project co-financed by DGartes.

The scope of the 8th edition of Westway LAB will therefore extend to all three main sub-sectors of the music industry: live music, recorded music, and music publishing, also continuing its ongoing special attention to artist development, synch and music rights.

Our wishes of a great 2021 to everyone - We look forward to seeing you - virtually for now - “in” Guimarães in April 2021 for the 8th edition of Westway LAB!

PRO Registration Page: https://eventon.io/event/westwaylab/tickets/
Website & Programme: www.westwaylab.com

Contact:
Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity
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Amsterdam Dance Event Confirms 25th Anniversary Edition of its Conference and Festival

ADE confirms its 25th anniversary edition in physical form with both conference and festival events set to take place from 13th - 17th October 2021. Additionally, the organisation supports music professionals during the re-opening of the live music industry by making its online B2B platform free-to-access on the road to ADE 2021.

The Road to ADE 2021
As a result of the widespread vaccination campaign and rapid test capacity in the Netherlands, ADE expects to celebrate the reopening of its industry at its 25th anniversary edition in Amsterdam taking place from the 13th through 17th of October. 

The organisation is dedicated to presenting the best possible ADE experience while ensuring public health guidelines, featuring a rich and diverse program for professionals, artists and music enthusiasts alike. The ADE team is thrilled to kick off the road to the ADE Festival 2021 with a varied lineup of organisers announcing their first shows, including Audio Obscura, Awakenings, DGTL, Dockyard, Elrow, Into the Woods, Loveland and Verknipt, as well as venues Concertgebouw, Panama, Melkweg and Paradiso. The latter two have already announced part of their program, with artists including Dave Clarke and Oliver Heldens for Melkweg and Avalon Emerson and Speedy J presents STOOR live for Paradiso set to take the stage.

ADE Conference 2021 and free online community
Music professionals can gear up for the ADE Pro conference program at Amsterdam's iconic Felix Meritis in October. In addition, the Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation extends its support to the live music industry by inviting music professionals to become an active part of the road to ADE 2021 on its online B2B platform, completely free of charge. 

Through key learnings from international success cases, innovations and strategies shared across a growing network of peers, ADE invites members of the global electronic music community to find out together how the post-Covid structure of the music business will look as the live industry rebuilds and reopens globally. Anyone interested can sign up for the first sessions and join the discussion with key industry players and experts, starting in April 2021.

Moreover, music professionals can now register for the physical ADE Pro Pass at a guaranteed lowest price by signing up here. 

About ADE Pro Conference
ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The three-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Friday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement.

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

ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here
The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation.
Founding partner: Buma
Principal partners: Heineken 0.0 | Desperados 

Contact:
For more information or media partnerships contact Nikki McNeill.
nikki@globalpublicity.co.uk
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Lowlands Festival Confirm First 54 Acts with The Chemical Brothers, Liam Gallagher, Arlo Parks, Amelie Lens, Balthazar, Denzel Curry and more

The developments around corona follow each other at lightning speed. Although we are still dealing with severe measures at the moment, there is fortunately more positive news to report. For example, vaccinations are now taking place at a rapid pace and the Dutch government's current expectation is that all vulnerable people who are susceptible to hospitalization will be protected by the end of June. This removes the pressure on hospitals and care, leaving room in society to move freely again. We assume that this will make it possible for Lowlands to take place in a safe and responsible manner from 20 to 22 August 2021 - without a distance of one and a half meters or a restriction in the number of visitors. Of course, permission from the government will be required by then. Subject to that permission, we would like to let you know what the first acts are that we have booked for Lowlands 2021:

Altın Gün | Amelie Lens | Arlo Parks | AURORA | Balthazar | Bazart | Bendik Giske | Biig Piig | Caribou | Cavetown | The Chemical Brothers | Cleopatrick | Declan McKenna | Denzel Curry | Droeloe | Dry Cleaning | Eefje de Visser | Ezra Collective | Fatima Yamaha | Franc Moody | Froukje | Georgia | Goldlink | Gotu Jim | Heilung | Igorrr | Imanu | Jack Garratt | Joe & the Shitboys | Kaytranada | Kelly Lee Owens | Kevin & The Animals | KOFFEE | Liam Gallagher | Mirella Kroes | Moses Boyd | Murdock | Noisia DJ Set | Noord Nederlands Orkest | Nova Twins | Octo Octa b2b Eris Drew | Oliver Tree | The Opposites | Orla Gartland | Palaye Royale | Pendulum Trinity | S10 | shame | Sleaford Mods | slowthai | Typhoon | Working Men’s Club | YUNGBLUD | Yves Tumor

We cannot predict the future. Due to measures that may still apply during Lowlands, it may turn out that not all acts will be able to attend. We are not only dependent on measures in the Netherlands, but also on those in countries where acts come from and / or are going to tour. The most important thing at the moment is that all these acts have wholeheartedly indicated that they will be there when the circumstances permit. Of course we are in talks with more acts that have not yet been confirmed.

We are convinced that, if the vaccination coverage continues to develop positively, the vaccines are effective and care is spared, the measures will be relaxed and we will soon be able to meet each other in the polder in August. We are working on various scenarios to safely organize Lowlands in which, among other things, rapid tests could play a role. We can imagine that you have questions about that. Because no one knows exactly how the virus will behave in the near future and what the demands from politicians will be, we cannot yet provide a detailed answer to all questions. As Lowlands gets closer, we will of course keep you closely informed about this. If it turns out that, contrary to expectations, Lowlands cannot continue, a ticket arrangement will of course be drawn up again.

TICKET SALES
Last year, tickets for Lowlands 2020 were completely sold out in five hours. Because the festival could not take place due to corona, visitors were given the option to request a refund. As a result, a small number of tickets will be available for Lowlands 2021. These tickets will go on sale at a later time, the start date of ticket sales will be announced via the Lowlands website and socials. Tickets for the Gllamcamp, the Campercamping, parking tickets etc. will also be available. A full festival ticket costs €230,- (including €10,- service fee).

More detailed information at www.lowlands.nl

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