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Byron Community Centre and Byron Theatre

69 Jonson Street

Byron Bay, NSW 2481


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Byron Music Festival presents Byron Bay's inaugural Music Industry Conference with a difference.

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Byron Music Festival (BMF) is bringing music back to Byron in a big way on the weekend of 18-20 June.

The already announced main festival program at Dening Park on Saturday 19 June boasting a local line up headlined by Wolfmother, Hayley Mary, Kyle Lionhart and more is over 50% sold out. A list of satelite events will also take place across numerous venues over the festival weekend.

Now, BMF presents a first-of-its-kind for a local festival – Byron’s first ever music industry conference!

Held at Byron Theatre on Sunday 20 June, this is a music industry conference with a twist – uniquely drawing back the curtain for the public to be part of conversations that would normally only be held amongst those in the industry itself.

Unlike other music industry conferences that are usually restricted to industry only, this program is inclusive for all, giving audiences the unique opportunity to be part of conversations about how the industry works, what challenges it faces, and how you can help support the future of music in our region. 

Whether you are an artist with a message, a music lover who wants to consume music more consciously, or an industry professional looking for inspiration and to connect with the movers and shakers in the region's music scene, the BMF Conference has something for you.

Sunday 20 June will feature a diverse line-up of keynotes, panel discussions, and performances from high-profile and local industry representatives and artists excited to share their stories and insights with the wider community.


Byron Music Festival Industry Conference Program

Byron, the Festival Town: The Value of Arts to our Region (panel)

Peter Wood, Executive Director, Arts Northern Rivers

Nathan Kaye, Musician

Leigh Carriage, Senior Music Lecturer, SCU

Chair – Louise O’Connell, General Manager, Byron Community Centre

Empowering Youth Through Music (panel)

Mark Robertson, One Vision Productions

Jarmbi, Cultural Facilitator

Drawing Back the Curtain: How to be a Conscious Music Consumer (Keynote)

Leanne De Souza, Co-owner, Nightlife Music/Trustee, QPAC/Chair of the Electronic Music Conference Advisory Board

Reflect and Reimagine: How the Past Can Shape our Future (panel)

Rusty Thorpe, Bluesfest

Narayan Wallace, Lustre Company

Tanisha Cook, Artist

Jenny Bannister, Music Fan

Chair – Leanne De Souza

Sound Healing: Sustaining Wellbeing in Music (panel)

Louise Sawilejskij, Support Act/Nala Music Management

Lissie Turner, Fmr Triple J Announcer/Author/Yogi

Kyle Lionhart, Musician

Chair - Sarah Howells, Broadcaster ABC radio

Music Changemakers: In Conversation with the Tambah Project (special feature: film, panel, performance)

Kyle Lionhart, Artist

Nidala Barker, Artist

Ed Foster, Lustre Company

Billy Otto, Artist/Producer

Chair - Emily Toner, Wye in the Skye Records

*Plus more to be announced

Tickets are on sale now via www.byronmusicfestival.com.au along with the full program and speakers list.

The Byron Music Festival Industry Conference is proudly supported by Byron Music, Lifecykel, McGrath Real Estate, Byron Accom, The General Store, Byron Bay Brewery, JD Property Group.

Byron Music Festival proudly supports Support Act, Be Happy Music Club, and Byron Youth Services.

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Byron Community Centre and Byron Theatre

69 Jonson Street

Byron Bay, NSW 2481


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