Fuse Festival 2011 – Adelaide

FUSE ANNOUNCES MAJOR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR 2011 FESTIVAL

Held annually in Adelaide SA, FUSE is the longest running music industry conference and showcase festival in Australia, drawing over 5000 people each year. The 2011 Fuse Festival will be held in over 20 venues across Adelaide and this year will run in close association with The Adelaide Fringe Festival. 

Fuse 2011 will be running over three days from 16th – 18th February, with the Masterclasses (16th) and conference (17th & 18th) running during the day, Adelaide will come alive with music, across two nights with over 80 bands from interstate and locally showcasing. All Fuse shows this year will be open access (Fuse West & Fuse East), not only for delegates but also for the music loving public!

Another first for 2011, Fuse @ Fringe will offer selected showcasing bands a chance to play in front of a larger crowd at The Adelaide Fringe Opening Night Festival at Rymill Park with over 30,000 expected to attend.

With impressive Major Keynote Speakers already confirmed and equally impressive list guest speakers, Fuse 2011promises to be the biggest yet:

Ariel Hyatt, who founded Ariel Publicity, a social media PR firm. Her Cyber PR ® Campaigns connect musicians with new media makers and coach them to create authentic relationships with fans. Her book Music Success in Nine Weeks <http://musicsuccessinnineweeks.com>  helps artists navigate the confusing world of social media and online marketing

Vince Bannon, started Concert Company Ritual Inc. while in college in Detroit. Vince also helped create the popular music festival, Lollapalooza, during this time. From 1979 to 2000, Vince has booked festivals including Nirvana, Prince, Guns and Roses, Moby, Oasis, and New Order. Since 2004 Vince has been VP at Getty Images, Entertainment Partnerships and Development

John Watson, one of Australia’s leading artist managers. He is also President of the label, Eleven: a music company. John’s clients have sold over 15 million albums and received numerous accolades including a Grammy and over 30 ARIA Awards. His companies currently manage Birds Of Tokyo, Cold Chisel, Gotye, Kisschasy, Little Birdy, Missy Higgins, Paul Mac, Pete Murray and Silverchair.


Guest Speakers
Jon Mcildowie – The Great Escape
Rob Scott – Sandcastle Music
Marianna Annas – ABC Music Publishing
Iain Shedden – The Australian
Chris Johnson – AMRAP
Vicki Gordon – VGM Media & Marketing
Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management
Gregg Donnovan – Wonderlick
Bill Cullen – One Louder
Phil Stevens – Jarrah Records
Geoff Trio – Code One
Rhoda Roberts – Creative Director – Sydney NYE
Steven Foster – Tank Arts Centre
Evan Davis – Village Sounds – Splendor
Scott Mesiti – Sonic Bids
Steven Griffiths – Fork Records  – Code One
Anita Nedelkovic – Way Over There
Luke Bevan – Universal Music
Marshall Cullen – Foghorn Media
Millie Milgate – Sounds Australia
Keith Welsh
Greg Marsh SAFC
Fuse artists to be announced soon.
For more information: www.fusefestival.com

Fuse Management Masterclass: Wednesday 16th February, 2011
Fuse Songwriting Masterclass: Wednesday 16th February 2011
Fuse Conference: Thursday 17th – Friday 18th February 2011
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