A new global music conference and festival, led by Oli Wilson, son of Mancunian music legend Tony Wilson, launches this week.

Beyond the Music will take place Wed 11- Sat 14 Oct and is described as a ‘global forum and live music festival, defining the music industry’s place in the new cultural economy by bringing together tech, AV, gaming, brands, and more to build a creative alliance for the future.’

Along with inspiring conferences and discussions, a live programme will provide a platform for some of the best new and undiscovered local acts.

Prior to the inaugural event taking place here in Manchester, the event was launched on the world stage when New Order, the convention’s first-named ambassadors, performed an exclusive SXSW show at The Moody Theater in Austin on Mon 13 Mar.

Beyond the Music ‘aims to unify on a global scale to deliver an international strategy for music through meaningful debate, necessary decision-making, inspiring talks and unforgettable live music for all.’

To read more about Beyond the Music, or to see the week’s calendar, visit the conference website here.

Image credit: Warren Jackson

Wed 11 Oct - Sat 14 Oct, Various venues
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 10 Oct 2023