Ken West

  • Face The Music 2013 Reveals Full Conference Program
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    Face The Music 2013 Reveals Full Conference Program

    For another year, Melbourne’s annual contemporary music summit Face The Music is shaping up to be another relevant and topical event on the national music industry calendar. Today heralds the announcement of the full conference program, which will bring some of the biggest minds in the biz all together in one room. One of the

  • Ken West Welcomes AJ Maddah To Big Day Out Team
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    Ken West Welcomes AJ Maddah To Big Day Out Team

    Promoter Ken West has publicly welcomed former rival AJ Maddah to the Big Day Out team, revealing that Mr Soundwave has not bought out his share of the iconic Aussie festival but rather will be running it with him, trampling rumours that he’s quitting the music festival business. West told Fairfax that it was “about

  • Big Day Out Aims To Attract Older Crowd
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    Big Day Out Aims To Attract Older Crowd

    In a recent interview with The Age, Big Day Out top dog Ken West has explained that organisers took a “a ground-up rebuild” approach to the festival and while that means attracting new fans it also means bringing back the old ones. The growing trend of a much younger crowd appears to be somewhat offputting

  • BDO To Bring ‘Full Show’ To Perth, Amid Ministerial Ruling
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    BDO To Bring ‘Full Show’ To Perth, Amid Ministerial Ruling

    Perth locals holding Big Day Out 2013 tickets can breath a little easier today. Following the latest drama surrounding the prominent festival’s WA venue, top dog Ken West has declared that organisers will be “bringing the full show” to the city next year. A recent new ministerial ruling was skewed in favour of Claremont locals,

  • Big Day Out 2013 Shaping Up To Smash 2012 Event
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    Big Day Out 2013 Shaping Up To Smash 2012 Event

    Though the last instalment of Big Day Out suffered an unfair amount of hurdles, promoter Ken West has discussed in a recent interview how, despite all that’s happened, the institution is now back on its feet, and well on its way to a cracker of a 2013.

  • Big Day Out Plans Overseas Launch
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    Big Day Out Plans Overseas Launch

    Only days after it was announced that Noel Gallagher would be bringing the last ever Auckland Big Day Out to a close and, fittingly, Soundgarden would headline the festival just like they did the first year it was held in New Zealand, Ken West told stuff.co.nz that Big Day Out would be looking to expand

  • Maddah Responds To West ‘I’m Putting That In My Email Signature’
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    Maddah Responds To West ‘I’m Putting That In My Email Signature’

    Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has responded to Ken West’s comment, in his recent interview with The Vine, stating that AJ was a “Finical Anarchist” retaliating with “That is awesome. I am putting that on my email signature-line.” The original comment, not to be taken out of context, was in relation to AJ Maddah booking 90+

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