IGNITE: Newcastle’s very own music industry conference

We’re throwing our support behind the students at Atwea College to let everyone know about Newcastle’s very own music and entertainment industry conference, IGNITE.

The conference, to be held on Thursday 26th September, presents a rare opportunity for emerging artists and industry newbies to hear insights and knowledge from a panel of industry professionals.


IGNITE emphasises networking between Industry Professionals and emerging creatives, and will give you the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice first hand.

The conference will be held over four sessions during the day providing you with exclusive tips and strategies on how to move your career forward.

This is the perfect opportunity for those with emerging careers or an interest in; Performing, Producing, Recording, Mixing, Touring/ Festival and Events, Public Relations, Promotion, Management and Songwriting.


The first round of speakers and pannel guest has been announced with more to be added over the next week.

Justin Nyker – Mothership Events
This That, Scene and Heard Festivals, Vivid, Mardi Gras

Grant Walmsley – Atwea College
Musician and Artist (The Screaming Jets, MONSTERS (of rock), Agents of Peace, JetsPlayJets + more)

Steven Pickett – EAO Entertainment
Managing director of EAO, Representing the Hunter’s finest artists.

Dan Beazley – Newcastle Live
Newcastle’s guide to music, entertainment & lifestyle

Marcus Wright – Big Apachee
Artist management, booking agency owner, festival promoter, crewing and event management


Hosted at Atwea Colleges Creative Arts Space, the event runs from 9:00am-3:30pm on Thursday 26th September.

Ticket Prices:
General Admission – $30
Concession – $25 (valid concession/student card must be presented)
School Groups – email for a booking code

Written by Newcastle Live

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