Born To Be Wide host festival seminar

News: 6th January 2012 by Louise Dodgson under Live, Music Training & Careers

Scotland’s regular music-business seminar night, Born To Be Wide, is pleased to announce a seminar devoted to music festivals and the opportunities they offer to emerging acts. Taking place at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 2 February, it will detail the selection procedure, fees, what artists are offered in terms of promotion and how they can make the best use of the opportunity.
Confirmed guests include DF Concerts’ Dave Corbet [T In The Park/The Edge Festival], Katch Holmes [Knockengorroch], Gordon Reilly [Insider] and Go Events’ Shaun Arnold. The latter organises Scotland’s leading showcase event Go North, and his organisation boasts newcomer stages at Wickerman, Belladrum, Loopallu and Wizard. An additional participant is to be announced within the next week.
“Festivals offer a great platform for emerging acts to reach new audiences,”
says Born To Be Wide co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. “This event will provide a unique insight into what festivals offer, and will also give musicians the opportunity to meet the bookers. We recommend people bring their CDs!“
After the panel, the seminar guests will stay at the venue to DJ with records they have selected from Edinburgh’s Oxfam music shop. Everything played will be for sale with all proceeds going to the charity.
Buy tickets in advance and save money, click on the link below.  

BORN TO BE WIDE presents Festivals Seminar
Thursday 2 February, 7:30-9:30pm, The Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

£6.00 / £4.50 [MU] / £3.00 [under 18s] + booking fee. (Group discounts available on request.)

Shaun Arnold [Go North and stages at Wickerman, Loopallu and Belladrum]
Dave Corbet [T In The Park / The Edge]
Katch Holmes [Knockengorroch]
Gordon Reilly [Insider Festival]


Born To Be Wide was launched in February 2004 to provide a meeting place for those involved or interested in the Scottish music scene. A diverse range of musicians, journalists, promoters, label owners and friends of music, invited to play their all-time favourite records unless they were by Morrissey or Joy Division.
Since April 2008 the night has hosted seminars covering subjects such as How To Get A Gig, A&R, Music Management, and Music Photography.
Born To Be Wide’s organisers also host the Wide Days conference and showcase event, which takes place in Edinburgh every April. Both events enjoy the support of the Musicians’ Union.
Contact Olaf Furniss - [email protected]

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