Face The Music 2016 Unveils Full Program

Face The Music 2016 is edging closer, and what was already shaping up to be a hectic few days of music industry happenings has now become even more so, with the addition of a bunch more speakers and live performances.

First up, some of the eclectic local acts who’ll be entertaining us with showcases at this year’s event include euphoric poppers GL and Dorsal Fins, mesmerising rocker Jess Ribeiro, punk rap warrior Ecca Vandal, the synthy SAATSUMA, the enchanting Nai Palm and many more (catch the full list below).

And while we already knew that the likes of Tkay Maidza, Briggs and Japanese Wallpaper would be speaking at the event, more has been revealed about the nature of their keynotes.

Briggs will be moderating a talk dubbed Empowering Communities Through Leadership, while Tkay Maidza and Japanese Wallpaper will team up with Totally Mild’s Elizabeth Mitchell to present The Idiosyncrasies of Artist Management.

One of the big-name new additions to the 2016 speaker lineup includes ya boys Peking Duk, who’ll be dishing up a chat sesh dubbed ‘Australiana’ – A Tour Goes Under the Microscope.

Further additions to the bill of gasbaggers include Alex Lahey, PR champion Bec Florence, triple j presenter Gemma Pike plus titan of industry Michael Hohnen.

Around 100 music industry pros will be descending on the State Library of Victoria for the two action-packed days, making Face The Music a not-to-miss event for those with their finger to the pulse.

Check out all the details below.

Watch: Peking Duk – ‘Australiana’ Tour Video

Face The Music 2016 Live Music Lineup


Nai Palm

Jess Ribeiro


Ecca Vandal





Dorsal Fins



Nico Ghost

Good Morning

Au Dré


Way Dynamic

Face The Music 2016 Speaker Lineup

Adam Montgomery – 123 Agency

Ainslie Wills – Artist

Alex Lahey – Artist

Bec Florence – Flow & Hustle

Ben Howe – Flying Nun Records

Bridget Hustwaite – triple j

Brodie Lancaster – Writer & Editor

Craig Lock – Four Five Entertainment

Emily Collins – MusicNSW

Gemma Pike – triple j

Greer Clemens – Freelance Writer

Jake Cleland – Strine Whine

Jess Cornelius – Teeth & Tongue

Lauren Taylor – Triple R

Marihuzka Cornelius – Ivy League

Michael Hohnen – Skinnyfish Music

Renee Williamson – Koori Radio

Tig Huggins – Sugar Mountain


Zola Jesus

Tkay Maidza

Amber Galloway

Alex White [Next Big Sound]


Japanese Wallpaper

Michael Hohnen [Skinnyfish Music]

Emma Barnes [Emma Jane Management]

Katie Stewart [Laneway Music Festival]

Myf Warhurst [Double J]

Samuel Wald [WME]

Johann Ponniah [I Oh You]

Jaime Gough [Native Tongue]

Emily York [Penny Drop]

Anthony Fantano [The Needle Drop]

Andrew Jervis [Bandcamp]

Ricki Askin [VICE]

Zan Rowe [triple j]

Kim Ambrosius [Roskilde]

Robert Forster

Taylor Brode [Sacred Bones]

Lorrae McKenna [Remote Control]

Nai Palm [Hiatus Kaiyote]

Ben Marshall [Vivid Sydney]

Woody McDonald [Meredith Music Festival]

Nic Kelly [Night High Records]


Face The Music 2016

Tickets available now

Thursday, 17th November — Friday, 18th November

Various Locations, Melbourne

Tickets: Moshtix

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