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FRILANSFROKOST/FOLKELARM: Unconventional tour concepts and venues

Unconventional Tour Concepts

As a follow up of the Friday-morning discussion on unconventional venues in Norway, we will enjoy our Saturday-morning coffee whilst discussing unconventional touring possibilities within other European countries.

In the panel we have:
Roger Bouwens, (Head of the festival Toernee Mondial, Belgum)
Minna Huuskonen, (Manager, Finland)
Birgit Ellinghaus, (CEO/director of alba KULTUR, Germany)
Brian Ó hEadhra, (Musician, Scotland)

and moderator Guttorm Andreasen. 

This panel discussion was inspired by the (all too) familiar challenge of getting enough gigs to fill a complete tour-route. 
When there are too many gaps in a tour-route, how can we think differently to find additional venues to perform at?

And also: in a tight live-concert market where there is a constant battle for attention – how can we make our concert experience more exceptional and further tempt our audience to go to a concert rather than staying on the sofa on a rainy Tuesday evening?

Do we do enough to make a live concert a truly special experience? Could we be bolder? Or create a new concert experience by changing the surroundings in which the music is performed?

This panel-discussion aims to make you think creatively about tour-booking and event-planning. We hope to hear more about ”the jazz bike tour”, concerts in church-towers, windmills and old light-houses, as well as hear the story about a unique global local-music network of small-format concerts in Germany.

We hope to inspire musicians, booking-agents and concerts-promoters to think “out of the box” next time they are planning a tour.

This panel-discussion is aiming to make you think creatively about tour-booking and event-planning. We hope to hear more about ”the jazz bike tour” (pictured above), concerts in church-towers, windmills and old light-houses, as well as hear the story about a unique global local-music network of small-format concerts in Germany.

We hope to inspire musicians, booking-agents and concerts-promoters to think “out of the box” next time they are planning a tour.

Arr: MØST, Samspill and Nordic Black Theatre

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