- 08 Dec 17
Top names from the global music industry are being lined up to speak at Ireland’s biggest music conference - Output Belfast - which will take place at The Mac and The Oh Yeah Centre in Belfast next February 8.
Organised by Belfast City Council in partnership with Invest Northern Ireland’s Music Business Support Programme, the conference will include panel discussions, music sessions, workshops and speed networking events, as well as keynote speeches from award-winning musicians and managers of globally recognised talent.
Now running for it's fourth year, the conference is expected to be attended by around 600 local artists, businesses and students. The event will address the challenges and opportunities that the music industry presents, highlighting the key role that music and performance plays within Northern Ireland’s buoyant creative industries sector.
Among the key speakers and panels at the 2018 event will be; Lethal Bizzle's manager, BBC's head of Music licensing, a mastering engineer who worked with U2, Lana Del Rey and Jimmy Page, Nialler 9, a videographer who collaborated with The 1975, The Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, James Bay and Conor McGregor...And the list goes on. In the evening there will be a raft of free performances taking place across Belfast's Cathedral quarter, featuring the most exciting new Northern Ireland artists.
Announcing the details of this year’s event, Councillor Mairead O’Donnell, Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, commented:
“Since its inception in 2015, ‘Output Belfast’ has been an invaluable event for those working, or seeking to work, in the local music industry, and the wider creative sector, by providing them with invaluable insights into every aspect of the business, from tips on writing to how to get the results in front of the right people.