June 14 – Premier Jay Weatherill, Martin Elbourne and Panel Discuss the Future of SA Music

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and panel discuss THE FUTURE OF SA MUSIC
Hear from four influential people in the music industry


Adelaide music lovers will get a rare chance to hear from not just one, but four influential figures in the music industry on June 14, when festival promoter and all-round music guru Martin Elbourne shares his
thoughts on the future of music in South Australia. Presented by the Don Dunstan Foundation, this FREE event will bring together the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP along with four influential people in the music industry.


  • The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia and Minister for the Arts
  • Martin Elbourne: Adelaide’s Thinker in Residence for Live Music
  • Millie Millgate: Executive Producer of Sounds Australia
  • Dean Ormston: Head of Corporate Services APRA
  • Craig Lock: Local industry representative and Owner and Managing Director of 5/4 Entertainment

Martin 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.

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
Martin Elbourne has been working with many local, national and international stakeholders over the past 6 months focusing on one question – ‘what can we do to help ensure the local music industry can be both vibrant and sustainable over the long term?’. Attendees will hear Elbourne, supported by a panel, talk about the emerging vision for the future of music in South Australia.
The Don Dunstan Foundation invites you to Scott Theatre to hear Martin Elbourne, Millie Millgate, Dean Ormston and special guest discuss the Live Music Resident’s vision for the future.
Date: Friday, 14 June, 2013
Time: 5:30pm for a 5.45pm start
Venue: Scott Theatre, The University of Adelaide (off Kintore Avenue)
Tickets: FREE

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