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WELSH MUSIC: Full line up revealed for Beacons Summit

WELSH MUSIC: Full line up revealed for Beacons Summit

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Beacons have revealed the full line up of speakers for their brand new online Welsh music industry conference for young people by young people online from Friday 9 April to Sunday 11 April. 

This event, named 'Summit' is free of charge and open to young people aged 16-25.

Amongst the new crop of names is Harry Hambley better known as Ketnipz talking about building your brand.

Sophie Williams who has written for the likes of The Guardian, NME and Dork will be joined by Rebecca Llewellyn (Becky and the Bands), Owain Schiavone ( Y Selar) and host Harriet Fisk (The Independent) to talk about the new wave of tastemakers shaping the sounds of tomorrow.

Welsh Tik Tok sensation Ellis Lloyd Jones will be talking about making content, plus tips from Asha Jane, Blankface, Simon Parton and Tumi Williams on building yourself a portfolio career.

Alexandra Jones (Under the Moon) will be joined by Lily Conway to discuss the world of A&R and how young people can get involved, in addition to Lily being joined in a separate talk with Faith Adams from Neighbouring Rights to talk about all the avenues artists can make money from their music; perfect for musicians and young managers wanting to help their artists.

Ellie Wood (Mondaay Media) is joined by Nanon Evans (PYST) and Sarah Morgan Creative (Traxx, Jukebox Collective) to talk about the world of PR. USW alumni Illana Held will be hosting a songwriting workshop, whilst Minty from Gig Guide to Cardiff will chat to three of the best young promoters in Wales, Endaf Roberts (High Grade Groves), Luke Priestley (Stereo brain Records) and Caitlin Whealan (CLW) about their experiences and their thoughts on the returning live scene.

In addition to all this Casper James (Telegate) will be joined by Lloyd Best (Dead Method), Faye Tigued (Roship Teahouse) and Shash Appan (Trans Mutual Aid Cymru) to talk about their growing community within the LGBQTAI+ music scene. Mace the Great will join Sizwé, James Prendergast and Andrew Ogun to talk about delivering powerful messages without compromising the quality of your creativity.

Young people are the driving force behind Beacons, and a key strand within Beacons has been the establishment of a ‘Young Consultants’ team. Since November, Young Consultants have been designing Beacons’ first public offer: an online music industry conference by young people for young people, called ‘Summit’.

Beacons Summit will aim to create a platform that unites the Welsh industry through inspiring talks, visual art, interviews, live performances and video content.

Beacons Summit will take place between Friday 9 April – Sunday 11 April, online and free tickets are now available : Click HERE 

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