Wide Days, Scotland’s annual international music convention will take place in Edinburgh on April 13-15. The event is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, PRS Foundation and PPL, with the opening night line-up hosted in partnership with the Music Venue Trust. This features four acts chosen by a diverse panel of over 30 music and media figures, with a strong focus on a spectrum of pop acts with The Big Day, Quiet Houses, Russell Stewart and Silvi.
The Friday ‘New From Scotland’ showcase features soul singer Becky Sikasa, the electronic infusions of Goodnight Louisa, dark anthems from Midnight Ambulance, classic indie-rock from SLIX and indie-folk songwriting of Lewis McLaughlin, who won the Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition last year. The final night sees Wide Days partner with FOCUS Wales and M For Montreal, for the Festival Takeover, who will each guest-programme a venue. The Canadian event has already confirmed two acts – Laurence-Anne and Choses Sauvages.
There are also a number of conference sessions, which will present a special opportunity for artists, labels and publishers to receive feedback from a panel of music supervisors and sync agents, specialising in a range of different fields, including film, tv, games and advertising.
They include Pam Lewis-Rudden (Plutonic Group, UK), JoshRabinowitz (Brooklyn Music Experience, USA) and Leyla Flores (Loud MB, Mexico).To ensure that delegates are prepared to capitalise fully on interest, an advance seminar will be hosted online by Patricia Carrera (Control Freaks, Mexico).
Full details and tickets may be found here.