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Details announced of first Andalusia Music Forum

The first speakers have been announced for the debut edition of the Andalusia Music Forum (AMF), a gathering for the international music industry in southern Europe.

Scheduled for 5-7 September at the Albeniz Cinema in Málaga, Spain, AMF will feature panels, workshops and master classes featuring the likes of Raye Cosbert (Metropolis Music), Rob Challice (Wasserman Music), Alexandra Ampofo (Metropolis), Jess Kinn (One Fiinix Live), Nuria Rico (Live Nation), Cindy Castillo (Mad Cool), Sergio Arbelaez (FIMPRO), Chucky Garcia (Rock al Parque) and Diana Dadonova (Ukraine Music Export).

The event’s mission is to create direct networking opportunities, as well as generating a space to unify the annual goals and objectives of the sector.

Mexico will serve as the guest country for the inaugural AMF

Mexico will serve as the guest country for the inaugural AMF and will be showcased via presentations, conversations, round tables and special performances.

Other speakers will include Fran Sandoval (Chilemusica), Amie Therrien (MMF Canada), Anna Rodriguez (International Music Managers Forum), Camilo Lara (Instituto Mexicano del Sonido) and Fabrizio Onetto (Seitrack). The full programme will be announced shortly.

AMF is part of the Andalusia Big by Mad Cool project, which also includes the new 30,000-cap Andalusia Big Festival, which will take place near Sacaba Beach from 8–10 September, with headliners Muse and Jamiroquai.

The ministry of tourism is reportedly dedicating €4m of its EU funds to the festival in order to bring tourism to the area outside the normal peak season.

 


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Mad Cool unveils new 30k-cap festival in Malaga

The organisers of Mad Cool festival in Madrid have announced a new 30,000-capacity festival for Málaga, Spain.

Andalusia Big Festival is to take place near Sacaba Beach from 8–10 September this year, with headliners Muse and Jamiroquai.

Years & Years, Biffy Clyro, Nova Twins, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, Stereophonics and Run the Jewels are also among the 52 acts slated to perform.

According to the organisers, the festival will comprise three stages in the 50,000 square metre arena next to the beach.

The organisers estimate that the event will have an economic impact of around €25m in Andalusia

The ministry of tourism is reportedly dedicating €4m of its EU funds to the event in order to bring tourism to the area outside the normal peak season.

The organisers estimate that the event will have an economic impact of around €25m in Andalusia.

Alongside the launch of the Andalusia Big Festival, the Live Nation-promoted Mad Cool will return to Madrid between 6–10 July this year, in an extended five-day format.

Florence + The Machine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Haim, Chvrches, Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, Glass Animals and Easy Life are slated to play the fifth-anniversary edition.

Those artists join the 104 acts announced for Mad Cool 2022 last June, which include Muse, The Killers and Metallica.

Andalusia Big Festival

 


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