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Wednesday, September 7 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm

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Our panel discuss the art of putting on a great festival. They will cover the reality of application processes and share some great stories.  The panellists represent specialist and contemporary festivals both locally and internationally.  We also ask each of them the question of their festival highlight and why. 

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Henning Ahrens

Four Artists Booking Agentur GmbH
Senior Booking Manager at Four Artists Agency Henning Ahrens began his music career at Blue Star Promotion as an Assistant Booking Manager. When Blue Star Promotion was sold to the DEAG, Henning moved to Ossy Hoppe's office in Frankfurt and then to the DEAG headquarters in Berlin. By that time Henning had worked as a Junior Booker for artists like Kylie Minogue, Muse, The Roots, Black Eyed Peas, Erykah Badu, Kosheen and others. In 2005 he began... Read More →
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Lars Brandle

Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUS)  Lars is a veteran music industry reporter, editor and analyst. For almost a decade, Lars served as Global News Editor for America’s Billboard Information Group. After 12 years based in London, Lars returned to Australia in 2008. He continues to write for Billboard Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Music Network and various international music publications, including the British-based IQ and... Read More →
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Damian Cunningham

Booking Agent and Music Festival Consultant with Elastic Entertainment Damian Cunningham is owner of Elastic Entertainment, an agency working mainly in consultancy for large and boutique music festivals across Australia, as well as booking, managing and touring bands both domestic and international. Damian works as Music Manager and Joint Programmer for The Peats Ridge Festival—now in its eighth year, and having been recognised as a leader... Read More →

Johanna Greenway

Big Day Out
Talent Buyer, Big Day Out (AUS) | Over the past ten years, Johanna has worked as a Promoter, Publicist, Marketer and Band/Event/Label and Tour Manager. She is currently in her fifth year at Creative Festival Entertainment, home of the Big Day Out - Australia and New Zealand’s biggest/longest running music festival, with previous headliners including Nirvana, Muse, Bjork, Iggy and the Stooges, The White Stripes, The Ramones, Soundgarden... Read More →
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Anita Nedeljkovic

Music Programmer at Way Over There Anita Nedeljkovic is a programmer for Way Over There - an independent music programming operation representing local venues and national Australian music festivals. Some of their clients include The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Southbound, St Kilda Festival, Parklife, Groovin' The Moo, The Corner Hotel, Northcote Social Club and East Brunswick Club.
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Peter Noble

Festival Director/Owner, Bluesfest (AUS) Peter Noble is sole Festival Director and owner of Australia’s Bluesfest, held every Easter in the idyllic northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay. A highly awarded and much loved five day international event, the 21st edition of Bluesfest won 2010 Australian Event of the Year and Best Arts / Cultural Event at the Australian Event Awards. Bluesfest 2011, in its 22nd year on the trot, has... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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