Who's coming?

Musicians, promoters, managers and agents and creative technologists, developers, data scientists and coders, all of whom are curious about the future of the live independent music sector, and keen to explore new ways of doing things.


Adrian McEwen

Connecting strange objects to Twitter since 2008. Maker/hacker/technologist.

Last gig: some strange art performance in the top floor of an abandoned office building.



Dave Mee

Co-founder of Manchester Digital Laboratory, Creating unique experiences with software, technology and social systems



Dr Kate Stone

I am passionate about print and adding interactivity to everyday things. I founded Novalia to explore the space where traditional print and conventional electronics converge and have been living in that world ever since.


Howard Monk

Howard Monk

Music Entrepreneur working in Live, Education and General Consultancy / The Local.

Last gig: Deerhoof



Daniel Jones

Artist and software engineer whose work explores new ways in which sound and technology can illuminate our understanding of the world

Last gig: Fiafia night in Samoa


Polly Paulusma

Polly Paulusma

Singer-songwriter, Wild Sound label founder, technology embracer, caravan hugger, cider drinker. pollypaulusma.com

Last gig: Steven James Adams


Sean Corby

Sean Corby

Musician, jazz, music for social change and conflict transformation. Artistic Director, The Human Revolution Orchestra.

Last gig: Jazz In The Round - Gary Crosby


MOnica Ferguson

Monica Ferguson

Small Scottish coffee lover with a passion for music and the arts, travelling and gadgets! Chief Executive & Artistic Director of The Stables, Milton Keynes.

Last gig: Sally Golding


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James Medd

Artist, musician, and maker based in Leeds, UK. I like to think my work comprises entertainment, accessibility, and whimsy.

Last Gig: Vessels



Grant Heinrich

Manager of electronica artists, ex-editor of a business magazine.

Last gig: Max Cooper's Emergence.



Dan Hett

Creative technologist, game developer, live-coder, software destroyer, digital artist, vj. @danhett

Last gig: Alec Empire



Hwa Young

Making, breaking and connecting things in the North

Last gig: St Helens Detective Club



Paul Bonham

Ex-promoter, ex-manager, current Diversity and Equalities specialist at Arts Council England with technological fetish.

Last gig: Iain Woods presents ‘Psychologist’ @ The Glory



Louis Barabbas

Writer, performer and dubious pundit. Artistic Director at Debt Records.

Last gig: me



Jo Nockels

Programmer for the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds: music, film and performance. Producer of small scale touring shows.

Last gig: Arve Henriksen in a NorthYorks church

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Joey Baxter

Innovation lover, live music tech start-up co-founder, former drum and bass MC

Last gig: Peter King at The Vortex



Jon Slade

Managing Director, Elastic Artists



Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley has been a musician for 40 years, came in with punk , fronted the Inspiral Carpets for all the hits, now runs Newmemorabilia which deals in gigs, downloads, books, beer and chilli sauce



Charlotte Brimner

Charlotte Brimner is potentially the most innovative artist in Britain. Her singing voice is flawless. She raps. She beatboxes. She produces her own material and even helps to invent her own instruments.

Last gig attended: my own at SXSW



Louiza Lambrianide

Singer-songwriter from Cyprus with a degree in Music (Soton Uni) and Maths BSc (UCL). Currently studying Arts and Cultural Management MA at King's College

Last gig: artFix London artist in residence

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Yann Seznec

Yann Seznec is an artist and musician working with technology, performance, and sound. He makes musical pigsties, Ethiopian Sci-Fi Prog Funk, custom microphones, and ragtime piano. Lucky Frame

Last gig: Songhoy Blues


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Lucy Barker

Artist, creative producer, co-founder, Beacons Festival



Mark Sabino

Multimedia systems graduate and finishing post-grad. studies in computing and mathematical sciences.

I like to explore and test, all of the things.


Last gigs: Sex Swing, Bodies on Everest, and Chinsniffer (bands). Justin Robertson, and Dave Clarke (DJs).


Craig G Pennington

Publisher, Festival Director, Enthusiastic Dabbler



Last Gig: Villagers


Brett Lempereur

Software engineer, maker, lecturer in computing at Liverpool John Moores University. Embedding making in higher education through http://makered.wtf. Overly enthusiastic about Calypso music.


Last Gig: Stanley Brinks & Freschard

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Manoli Moriaty

Music researcher Salford, noise maker/sonic arts curator/tech scavenger


Last gig: Kraftwerk

Cimeon Ellerton

Head of Programmes, the Audience Agency



Jenny Harris

Bradford-based producer, programmer / festivals, music, spoken word.

Last gig: Radioland (Matthew Bourne/ Franck Vigroux)



Ross Dalziel

Artist / curator / maker / connecting people and things at cheapjack and DoESLiverpool

Last Gig: Sun Araw @thekazimier


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Julia Payne

Director of the hub, I'm all about music, independence and making some kind of difference.

Last gig: British Sea Power and Redbridge Brass Band



Stuart Silver

BAFTA nominated, Perrier Award Winning Writer / performer / Director / Tutor Co-founder of nobleandsilver and our documentarian for the weekend


Martin Clarke

I help creative people do their thing, It’s my job to say yes even to the most difficult propositions and then make them happen, on time and on budget and always with a smile. And I'm your chef for the weekend!

Last gig: John Grant at Halifax Minster