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NEWS: Beacons Cymru announces SUMMIT conference featuring Elijah & Jamila Scott & Showcases with Chroma, GWCCI, Half Happy, Gillie and Suila

Beacons Cymru have announced details of their music industry conference – SUMMIT; taking place this year between the 21st and 23rd of February 2024. This 3-day, multi-venue event spans across the city of Cardiff and is entirely free. Featuring talks and masterclasses from music industry educator and Grime music pioneer Elijah and former Polydor manager Jamila Scott. Plus showcase shows featuring Chroma, GWCCI, Half Happy, Gillie and Sir Skylrk, Medeni and Siula They say “Wales’ flagship music industry programme for young people has unveiled its most ambitious conference to date!”

Last year, over 500 people signed up to attend and engage in workshops, interactive panels, thought-provoking discussions, industry networking and live music. This year, across numerous iconic music venues in Cardiff including Cardiff Utilita Arena, The Gate, Clwb Ifor Bach, Paradise Gardens, JOMEC (Cardiff University) and Porter’s, SUMMIT will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from and connect with key music industry experts from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences from across the UK.

The theme for this year’s SUMMIT is ‘Edrych Ymlaen’, which translates as ‘Looking Forward’. This theme is woven throughout the SUMMIT programme with an aim to to providing solutions, increasing optimism and allowing young professionals the chance to thrive in the music industry.

SUMMIT is excited to announce a partnership with FOCUS Wales and BBC Horizons, who have jointly curated the live programme. A live showcase features some of Wales’ finest new music, including performances from: CHROMA (Wed 21) – who will support the Foo Fighters this year and Welsh language trailblazers GWCCI (Thurs 22) – who soundtracked the Welsh Rugby Team’s World Cup campaign. The music line up is completed by Triskel award winners Half Happy, a live band Cypher presented by Larynx Entertainment and Gillie, Sir Skylrk, Medeni and Siula.

Andy Jones, co-founder of FOCUS Wales says, “The point of FOCUS Wales has always been to support the next generation of artists and industry across Wales, and by partnering with Beacons on their SUMMIT conference this is another great opportunity for the emerging music scene in South Wales.”

Simon Parton of BBC Horizons further adds, “Here at Horizons we’re delighted to support Beacons with their SUMMIT Conference. Having a dedicated music industry conference aimed at young people in Wales is paramount to ensuring the interest and development of all important careers in Wales.”

 Those interested in attending SUMMIT are required to sign up FREE:

Summit 2024 is proudly funded by Creative Wales, the Arts Council of Wales and Anthem Cymru 

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