Beyond The Music has just shared news of their first ever festival and conference edition, with New Order as their ambassadors.
The event is set to take place in Manchester from 11th to 14th October 2023 and aims to question how the music industry can be changed for the better. It is due to launch via an exclusive SXSW concert on 13th March, with New Order figure heading the event. Support will come from The Orielles and Loose Articles, both being supported to attend the festival by Greater Manchester Combined Authority. There will also be a showcase of new artists hosted by Beyond The Music at SXSW on 14th March.
Beyond The Music will take place across venues in and around the city and intends to bring together tech, AV, gaming brands and literature alongside music in order to spotlight discovering new music through a live setting.
Co-founder Oli Wilson shares: “It’s a pivotal time in the history of the music industry and for Manchester, so it’s only right the two are coming together again to decide what the future is going to look like. Building on our civic traditions of innovation and cooperation we are creating a forum for the music industry to shape its future in the new cultural economy, and delivering a new music festival that will realign Manchester as the global capital of music.
Whether it has been with technology or creating new business models within the industry, from the very beginning of their career, New Order have always led the curve. Now in 2023 we are proud to have New Order as our first artists ambassadors, as they embody the spirit of Manchester and share the same commitment to innovation as Beyond The Music.”
More information can be found here, with further info to follow.