by / January 20th, 2009 /

Belfast UnConvention

Billed as A New Music Conference for the New Music Economy, UnConvention will see Belfast will play host to a ground-breaking -unconference’ for musicians and music industry professionals. With its innovative format of participant-led panels, workshops, speed mentoring, open-floor presentations and informal networking, coupled with a showcase of some of our best musical talent, UnConvention will be the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.

Radio 1’s Huw Stephens was one of the first to sign up to the event, commenting:

‘I’m looking forward to finding out more about the scene in Belfast, which seems to be thriving at the moment. Rory McConnell’s Radio 1 show features so many quality artists from Northern Ireland so to get to Belfast and meet the bands and managers is an exciting prospect. In the music world, doing it yourself is essential at the moment, and so I’m looking forward to seeing what will be discussed.’

Organised by some of the key figures involved in the grass-roots NI Music industry, the two day event takes place at the Black Box on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th February. Bands performing at the showcases include Ed Zealous (video below), A Plastic Rose, Colenso Parade and Strait Laces.