This year’s Australian Music Week is shaping up to be a big one, with the annual event recently adding more industry heavyweights and live acts to the lineup.
If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of the Aussie music scene, then you would know that the Australian Music Week conference is one of the biggest dates on the calendar.
Taking place from November 6th to the 10th at Cronulla Beach, the annual event brings musicians and industry figures together to give insights into the new and exciting things happening within the Australian music scene, and showcasing the stunning acts tearing it up.
With this year’s proceedings set to kick off in a handful of weeks, organisers recently revealed a number of the big names that would be gracing us with their presence next month.
Featuring the likes of Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment), Roger Field (Live Nation), Jaddan Comerford (Unified Music Group), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring), Tim Worton (ASM Global, previously AEG) and Owen Orford (New World Artists), we’ll be seeing these individuals discussing the state of play in the Australian music industry.
Likewise, US industry legend Bob Lefsetz will join as a keynote speaker, with a panel moderated by Noise 11’s Paul Cashmere, while Lars Brandle will moderate a panel with TEG Live CEO Geoff Jones.
Meanwhile, podcasts will also be on offer, with Bob Lefsetz speaking to Michael Gudinski
(Mushroom Group), John Watson (Eleven Music) and Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil), while Jeremy Dylan interviews The Jezebels’ Hayley Mary, and The Vinyl Guide comes to the live stage.
It doesn’t end there though, with other industry figures such as Susan Heymann (Chugg Entertainment), Justin Cosby (Inertia Music), Rod Yates (The Right Note/Jaxsta), Bernard Zuel (The Right Note / Bernard Zuel), Howard Duggan (Scenestr), Rhoda Roberts (Sydney Opera House), Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia), and Neal Hunt (Sureshaker) all serving as panel speakers, to name a few.
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On the live performance side of things, there’s set to be plenty on offer for fas of all genres, with an additional 70 names being added to the list of showcasing artists today.
While names such as Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, Wanderers, and China Tiger had already been announced, the likes of Declan Kelly, Alannah Russack’s Entropy Band, Good Pash, and Benny Nelson all join the bill.
Most excitingly however is the free 5-day beach Concert series at the Western Sydney Uni stage in Dunningham Park on Cronulla Beach.
Kicking things off on November 6th with William Crighton, Adam Eckersley Band and Bullhorn, punters will bear witness to the likes of Laura Hyde, The Moving Stills, Gold Member, Adam Miller, The Dave Orr Band, Nathan Cavaleri, Ray Beadle, Fripps & Fripps, and The Kava Kings across the coming days.
It all culminates on November 10th with a final show featuring huge names like Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, Hayley Mary, Dylan Wright, James Van Cooper, and Doko
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Australian Music Week 2019 Showcasing Artists
Alannah Russack’s Entropy Band
Big Sky Mountain
Cooks & Bakers
Dave The Band
Field of Wolves
Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells
Poppy Galactic & The Beat
Professor Groove & The Booty Affair
Rosario De Marco
Smith & Jones
The Coconut Ruffs
The Midnight Infirmary
The Tin Knees
Ben Leece & Left of the Dial
Braidwood City Trading Company
Dande and the Lion
David Garnham & The Reasons To Live
Georgia State Line
Hey Major (Canada)
Holly Arrowsmith (NZ)
James Van Cooper
JD and the Hunger Men
Jones The Cat
Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes
Lisa De Angelis
Lost Tro pics
Peta Caswell and the Lost Cause
The Barren Spinsters
The Carbons (Canada)
The Dave Orr Band