Electronic Music Conference (EMC) has announced a huge program of official events and parties set to take place across Sydney during the week of the conference which will play host to a wide variety of informative panels and masterclasses.
Held over three days from December 2–4 at Sydney’s Carriageworks, EMC is part of ARIA Week, a celebration of Australian music taking place in and around Sydney in the lead-up to the annual ARIA Awards.
Those attending EMC will be invited to mark the start of the conference with a sunset Opening Party at the new Café Del Mar, Darling Harbour on Monday December 2nd. EMC speakers and ticket holders will be treated to drinks and canapés with entertainment from Plus 8 co-founder and Beatport Executive Creative Director Clark Warner, Sampology (live VJ set) and Gabby (Finely Tuned).
Delegates, speakers and VIPs will also be invited Red Bull HQ for EMC Spotlight on Tuesday December 3rd for networking drinks and performances from six of Australia’s most promising new talents. The showcase artists, JNGL, Meltek, Magnifikate, KLP, Oscar Wilde and SAFIA, were selected from over 250 applications and will play to a room of the industry’s most influential figures.
The conference will draw to a close with a party at ivy featuring Boys Noize, 90s house legend Cajmere (aka Green Velvet),HARD Events legend Destructo, Daft-Punk collaborator Falcon,Djedjotronic and more dominating the decks. The event will take over the whole venue and is open to the public. Entry is free for all EMC speakers and delegates, with general public tickets starting at $35 available via EMC sponsor Mosthix.
The conference has also joined forces with a number of Sydney’s best-loved promoters and venues to throw a series of EMC events that will be open to the public and will be free or discounted for EMC delegates.
“EMC is more than just a conference,” said EMC founder Neil Ackland. “It’s an opportunity for Sydney to show that it has an electronic music scene to rival any major city in the world. Our plan for EMC is to take over every bar, club, live music venue and warehouse for one week a year so all of Sydney can be a part of EMC.”
S*A*S*H at the Abercrombie will kick the week off on Sunday December 1st with home grown artists Michelle Owen, Uone, Claire Morgan and more.
The Spice Cellar will be the official after-hours venue of EMC and will feature the likes of Dirtybird founder Claude Von Stroke and some of Germany’s finest underground names including Small People throughout the week. Spice will also host a special DJ Degustation on Tuesday Dec 3rd. The event will feature moderated discussion about the artists and a first-hand insight into the German music scene. Dinner and drinks bookings are available for $55 per person.
At Marquee on Tuesday evening Stereosonic will be presenting a night of quality music as Krewella, Tommie Sunshine Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and Kaz James continue the party in style.
Melbourne’s Konkrete Agency, which represents the likes of Peking Duk and Ivan Gough, will be hosting an agency showcase at World Bar on Wednesday December 4th.
Taking place on Thursday December 5th is the inaugural Musica Copa, Australia’s first and only charitable 5-a-side football tournament for the music industry. Playing on the day will be teams from inthemix, Ministry of Sound, Future Classic and more with The Bloody Beetroots, Jamie Jones, Tommy Trash, Krewella and many others set to hit the field.
Following all the gripping action on the pitch, partygoers are encouraged to hit the Hi-Fi on Thursday for A Night with Noisia and Foreign Beggars, presented by Stereosonic and The Wall or catch Claude Von Stroke at the Spice Cellar.
Finally, Deep House fans can rejoice as the week’s festivities will close with a set from American DJ supremo, Maceo Plex, whose much anticipated first trip to Australia will include this headline performance at the ivy. First release tickets are $45 and can be purchased via Pulse Radio.
EMC will bring together the world’s leading electronic music artists and industry insiders to inspire and champion a new generation of business leaders and a new era of forward-thinking music and events across the Asia-Pacific region. The conference is taking place this 2-4 December at Carriageworks, Sydney.
EMC is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.
Tickets for EMC are currently on sale here
Full speaker line-up here