The award-winning Brighton Music Conference (BMC) announces the first wave of speakers and artists for its 10th Anniversary edition

Taking place from the 24th to 26th of May 2023 at the prestigious Brighton i360 beachfront complex, the 2023 edition will welcome some of the biggest names in the electronic music scene from the past, present and future including; ABSOLUTE., Alon Shulman, Carly Heath (Night Time Economy Advisor Bristol), Camden Cox, Carly Wilford, Carl Cox, Charlie Tee, Chris Goss (Hospital Records CEO), Dave Clarke, Fabio & Grooverider, Frankie Wells (Foundation FM), Irvine Welsh (Author), James Hype, Jenni Cochrane (Get Ahead), Jocelyn Brown, Jon Carter, Jumping Jack Frost, Just Her, Kitty Bartlett (Percolate), Krafty Kuts, lau.ra, Leftwing:Kody, Lisa Moorish, Lizzie Curious, Madame Electrifie, Mark Knight, Mark Vessey (Artist), Mike Kill (CEO NTIA), Pola & Bryson, Saytek, Silvia Montello (CEO AIM), Simon Dunmore, Sophie Lloyd, Steve Mac, SYREETA, Terry Farley, Timo Maas and the Stanton Warriors.

The legendary pod parties at BMC are exclusive events held 450 feet above the city in the i360 Pod observation tower. This year’s lineup will not disappoint as a host of top DJs will take to the decks in the pod for the first time including techno titan Dave Clarke, Bushwacka, Radio 1’s Charlie Tee going back to back with Pola & Bryson from the mighty Shogun Audio, Mark Knight – Where Music Matters, celebrating 20 years of Toolroom Records and a special showcase from Steve Mac and Irvine Welsh’s new label, Jack Said What, with Jon Carter, Steve Mac, Serge Santiago and Irvine Welsh all going back to back to back.

BMC are also delighted to announce that the legendary Carl Cox will take to the decks for an exclusive sunset DJ set up in the sky on the pod as well.

Over the last few years, some of the biggest artists have performed in the pod including; Alan Fitzpatrick, Coldcut, David Morales, Darius Syrossian, East End Dubs, Hannah Wants, Roger Sanchez, Sam Divine, Sister Bliss, Stanton Warriors plus BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat hosting a talk on sustainability in the pod with BLOND:ISH and ByeBye Plastic.

The 10th anniversary edition will focus on the importance of communities with Bristol Night Time Economy Advisor, Carly Heath summing it up perfectly in her talk last year stating that “Nightlife is where communities happen”. BMC 2023 will once again present a full programme of panels, Q&As, workshops and networking events which will take place over three days from 24th to 26th May 2023. It’s the perfect summer warm-up event for industry professionals and music lovers alike. More info on speakers, artists, panel topics and networking events coming soon.

The concept for the event came from the idea that the UK is a world leader when it comes to electronic music, but didn’t have its own electronic music industry conference and so in 2014, BMC was born. Starting life at the Brighton Dome the conference has grown into the leading event for electronic music in the UK and provides a platform for artists, DJs, producers, record label executives, and other industry experts to share their knowledge, network and explore new business opportunities. The annual event features panel discussions, workshops and keynotes from renowned figures in the music industry, covering a wide range of topics including marketing, production, streaming, social media, mental health and the latest industry trends. Networking is also a big part of the BMC ethos and there are plenty of opportunities to meet industry colleagues and connect with like-minded people at the many exclusive networking parties at some of Brighton’s best-loved venues.

Over the last 10 years, BMC has hosted some of the biggest names in the business including… Above & Beyond, Andy C, Archie Hamilton, BLOND:ISH, Brandon Block, Bushwacka!, Charlie Tee, Carl Cox, Carly Wilford, Chad Jackson, Coldcut, Colin Dale, Crazy P, Cypherpunx, Danny Howard, Danny Rampling, Dave Clarke, Dave Seaman, David Morales, DJ Paulette, DJ Pierre, DJ Rae, DJ RAP, DJ Spen, Dubfire, East End Dubs, Eats Everything, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Freemasons, Friction, Greg Wilson, Hannah Wants, Irvine Welsh, Jaguar, Jansons, Jess Bays, JFB, Josh Butler, Judge Jules, Just Her, Justin Robertson, Katherine Ellis, Krafty Kuts, Leftwing:Kody, Lisa Loud, Luke Brancaccio, Marshall Jefferson, Mark Knight, Martin Ikin, Maxinne, Mighty Mouse, Mollie Collins, Marco Faraone, Mr C, Nolan, Orbital, Patrick Topping, Paul Oakenfold, Prok|Fitch, Rebekah, Roger Sanchez, Rowetta, Robert Owens, Sam Divine, Saytek, Seamus Haji, Secretsundaze, Serge Santiago, Shadow Child, Sister Bliss, SOLAH, Seth Troxler, Stanton Warriors, Steve Mac, Tom Middleton, Trevor Fung and many more.

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.