December 11 – Martin Elbourne in Conversation with Henry Wagons

The Don Dunstan Foundation presents


Adelaide music lovers will get a rare chance to hear from one of the most influential figures in the music industry when festival promoter and all-round music guru Martin Elbourne speaks about his incredible career and shares his thoughts on the future of live music.

This event will bring two great musical minds, with noted musician and journalist Henry Wagons interviewing Elbourne, who is currently serving as Adelaide’s Thinker in Residence for Live Music.

Elbourne’s insights into the music industry are framed by his decades of experience at the coalface of the business – in sweaty bars, backstage at mud-soaked festivals, and holed up in cash-strapped indie record labels.

Listen to Elbourne – listed by the Guardian in 2009 as the 77th most influential figure in the music industry – speak about his fascinating 35-year career in the music business, overseeing some of the biggest music festivals in the world and launching the careers of legendary post-punk British bands in the late 70s and early 80s.

Elbourne was the main booker of bands for the Glastonbury Music Festival for many years, and still books new bands for smaller stages at the festival. He also launched WOMAD with Peter Gabriel and worked for independent label Rough Trade when the company signed acts such as New Order and The Smiths.

He is a booker and consultant for several other music festivals, conferences and events around the world, and the founder and director of The Great Escape conference and showcase held annually in Brighton, UK. Elbourne’s residency is being run by the Don Dunstan Foundation and is strongly supported by the Premier as part of the commitment to a vibrant and sustainable music scene in Adelaide.

The Don Dunstan Foundation invites you to Elder Hall to hear Martin Elbourne and Henry Wagons discuss, dissect and debate the music industry.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December, 2012
Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start
Venue: Elder Hall, North Tce, The University of Adelaide
Tickets: $10 General, $5 for DDF & Reverb subscribers and concession card holders


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