On 4 Novemeber, Off The Record Festival will set itself up as a festival for the artists. The day will provide an opportunity for emerging artists to absorb as much information as they can at a music conference curated by Sound City and Louder Than War. From agents to bloggers, the influential figures that make up the music industry will be there, sharing their knowledge and intricate tips in favour of anyone starting out in music. 

The second half of the festival plays host to a powerful cast of musical talent, boasting the best of the new as nominated by leading figures in music including Guy Garvey of Elbow,Tim Burgess and The Line of Best Fit. 

The lineup is a secret until 24 hours before the event, but with 30 influential curators each putting forward 3 of their favourite emerging artists, we can be sure that this festival will be unique, varied and brimming with talent.

Checkout the list of confirmed curators for Off The Record below. 

Guy Garvey, Elbow, 6Music

Tim Burgess, The Charlatans, O Genesis Recordings

Elizabeth Alker, 6Music

Huw Stephens, BBC Introducing

Kate Hutchinson, The Guardian Guide

Frank Turner, Xtra Mile Recordings

Shell Zenner, BBC Introducing, Wichita Recordings, Amazing Radio

Ollie Jacobs, Memphis Industries

Sarah Walters, chief culture writer Manchester Evening news

The Line of Best Fit

Tom Lovett, Sofar Sounds

Piccadilly Records

Joe Morrison, PledgeMusic

Simon Pursehouse, Sentric Music

Elena Jimenez, Popped Music

Clint Boon, Inspiral Carpets

Yaw Owusu, Nothin But the Music/ LIMF

Joe Frankland, PRS Foundation

Carlo Solazzo, Birmingham Promoters

John Sweeney, SESAC

Bob Allan and The Tipping Point network

John Kennedy, Radio X

Sean Adams, Drowned In Sound

Adam Ryan, The Great Escape

Sean McGinty, BBC Lancashire

Tim Thomas, Blueprint Studios

Lara Baker, AIM

James Moodie, Vevo

Craig Evans, Flying Vinyl

Mark Ryan, Amazing Radio

Will Spencer, Music Glue

Georgie Rogers, Virgin Radio

Chris Bye, Arts Council England

Jess Partridge & Dave Rowlinson, London In Stereo

Andy Smith, Live at Leeds

Mike Harounoff, Transgressive Records


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