PLEASE NOTE - TICKETS FOR MUSIC SHOWS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT AT £9.
The third Un-Convention music event will take place in Salford on 4th/5th/6th June. Event details will be updated on the blog in the run up to the event - http://unconvention.wordpress.com/
Master of Ceremonies - Friday: Jo Good (XFM/MTV), Saturday: Vic McGlynn (BBC 6)
Un-Convention 2009 bands include: I Am Kloot, Everything Everything, Kyte, The Loose Salute, Magic Arm, Kasms, Arthur Delaney, Gallops, Sisters of Transistors, The Tombots, Arch Nazards, Fangs, Jamie Finlay, Withered Hand, Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam 6, John Smith, Jake Flowers, Jesca Hoop + Lil’Fee (The Whip) DJ Set.
1. The Artist Panel – Setting The Scene (Thurs 4th June, 6pm)
Moderator – John Robb (Goldblade)
Panellists – Chas Smash (Madness), Pete Jobson (I Am Kloot), Peter Hook (New Order), Ashley Beedle, Liam Frost, Lil Fee (The Whip), Aniff Akinola, John Smith
2. Outside The Box (Friday 5th June, 12noon)
Moderator - Andrew Dubber (New Music Strategies)
Panelists - Stef Lewandowski (Type Records), Steve Lawson, Abigail Seabrook (Lady Georgianna), Amran Ellahi (Aashiq-al-Rasul), Caroline P Churchill (aka Caro Snatch)
3. The Modern Role Of Collection Agencies (Friday 5th June, 4pm)
4. Bands As Enterprise – Do It Together (Sat 6th June, 12noon)
Moderator - Al Farquhar (Modern Art Management)
Panelists - Martin Atkins (Tour:Smart), Vic McGlynn (livefrommanchester.com), John Empson (Emperor Management), Richard Hoare (Clintons), Rich Dale (Escape Act), Saul Galpern (Nude Records)
5. Live - It’s Easier To Ask For Forgiveness Than It Is For Permission. (Sat 6th June, 4pm)
Moderator - Howard Monk (The Local) All tickets are non-refundable.
Panelists – Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury), Olivia Chapman (Bloom Festival), Anna Moulson (Melting Vinyl), Crispin Parry (British Underground / Circuit Live), Tim Perry (The Windmill), Jay Taylor (The Ruby Lounge), Fred Fellows (Secret Garden Party)
Moderator - Howard Monk (The Local)
All tickets are non-refundable.
When & Where
Un-Convention is a unique cultural organisation based in Manchester. Un-Convention is a grassroots, DIY and independent global music community and a series of events and initiatives crowd sourced from its community. It is un-conventional in its approach, locally driven and globally connected. It seeks to inform, empower and reach those with the least opportunity. The community is driven by a not-for-profit initiative that sees opportunity for the grassroots in changes to the way that music is being produced, consumed and sustained. Un-Convention understands that the most interesting stuff happens on the margins. Un-Convention doesn’t believe in ‘do it yourself’. We believe in ‘do it together’. We facilitate and support music as a tool for social change.
Over the past 3 years, Un-Convention has delivered 34 major events around the globe, spanning 6 continents and 16 countries and has another 20 events planned for 2012-13. Un-Convention happens over five continents and in cities from Swansea to Sao Paulo. Un-Convention annually involves 1,500 artists and bands, 16,400 participants, 36,000 gig goers and 140,000 people online. Of those attending Un-Convention, 40% of people are from disadvantaged backgrounds. It happens in some of the most amazing spaces including The Roundhouse, Auditorio Ibirapuera, and Rusholme’s Curry Mile; and as part of some incredible festivals like Primavera Sound, Eurosonic and MICA.
Un-Convention develops initiatives suggested by it’s global community of musicians, creatives and entrepreneurs, such as the development of a touring network; sharing models of best practice; development of music cooperatives in places like Uganda to bolster the music industry; international mentoring schemes and a music equipment recycling scheme.
Un-Convention has responded to a changing musical landscape and developed an innovative global infrastructure of the future music industry. It is an example of cutting edge cultural ideas and innovation on a truly global scale, founded in and led from Manchester. Un-Convention has an exceptional reach with the work it carries out and works with partners including The British Council, The University of Manchester, governments around the world and brands.