Gigbeth Festival Kicks Off with Conference

The 2008 Gigbeth Music Festival is almost here. The festival will be taking place in Birmingham and will kick off with a conference held at the Radisson SAS hotel on November 6. The conference seems fitting considering the educational nature of the Gigbeth Music Festival.

Gigbeth is Birmingham’s biggest music festival. This is a place where professionals from various facets of the music industry come together to forge links between music education and the music industry. While other music festivals are simply a place where music lovers can come together to hear their favorite musicians live, Gigbeth takes a deeper look at the different levels of the music industry, including the grass-roots, educational level, and seeks to find ways to help all of these grow and improve over the course of the next year. It’s a noble goal and one that has consistently yielded results over the years. Of course, it is also a great place for music lovers to get together and have a little fun!

The opening conference will take an in depth look at the industry and include seminars, talks and debates on a variety of topics that affect the modern music industry. The three key themes to be discussed at the conference and during the course of the festival will be: promoting music, music education and industry and music law and IP. According to Clare Edwards, the main organizer behind the Gigbeth Festival, the conference has the primary goal of helping the music education sector and the music industry sector come together and start talking. They provide a chance for networking and open the way for bigger things to happen in the music world as a whole.

As is usually the case, the Gigbeth Festival will see a keynote speaker from Birmingham taking center stage. This year it’s Fyfe Dangerfield from Guillemots who has been booked for the event. Dangerfield will not only be discussing his successful music career from a personal perspective, but he will talk about the role that musical education played in his career. Another professional to look out for will be British alto jazz saxophonist Soweto Kinch, who will be giving a seminar entitled ‘War In A Rack’. If all this sounds like the sort of thing you need to get involved with, make sure that you don’t miss out on the 2008 Gigbeth Music Festival.