Thursday 8th February 2018
Cathedral Quarter, Belfast
The Output music conference and showcase returns on February 08th with over 400 people expected to attend a day of seminars, panels and keynote speeches at Belfast’s MAC featuring some of the national music industry’s most highly-noted speakers and practitioners.
In the evening the spotlight will once again turn onto Northern Ireland home-grown talent, with a series of free showcases taking place across venues in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. It’s an opportunity for the traveling industry to sample and connect with some of 2017’s most talked about new bands and artists, with shows presented by Irish promoters, festivals, management companies, blogs and media organisations.
Acts playing this year include NI Music Prize winner Joshua Burnside, Sam Wickens, who recently featured on Sky Arts’ Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Heroes, Londonderry teenager ROE, who is set to play at Eurosonic Festival in Holland later this month, and Empty Lungs who recently completed a 71 date headline tour across Europe.
Showcase hosts include Ireland’s most influential music blogger, Nialler9, Northern Irish arts and music publication The Thin Air, Dublin based filmmakers Feel Good Lost, PRS for Music and IMRO.
The showcasing takes place from 8pm-12 midnight with the official Output Belfast after party featuring Everything Everything DJs taking place at Babel Rooftop Bar from midnight to late.