Zola Jesus, Briggs, Tkay Maidza & More Added To Face The Music 2016 Speakers Lineup

UPDATE 19/10/16: The full program for Face The Music 2016 has now been unveiled.

ORIGINAL STORY: Melbourne music summit Face The Music has added to its already impressive list of first round speakers with a host of international and local industry names.

Following an already announced performance at Melbourne Recital Centre, synth Queen Zola Jesus has been announced as a speaker as well, bringing with her knowledge about touring the world and also recording in isolation.

Our Aussie girl Tkay Maidza will also speak at Face The Music, repping for local hip-hop alongside Briggs who has become a powerful voice within the Australian music scene. Japanese Wallpaper will also bring a perspective of being a musician within Australia.

One who will no doubt have some very interesting insights is live sign language interpreter Amber Galloway, who has performed side-of-stage for everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Destiny’s Child.

These names join online critic Anthony Fantano, triple j‘s Zan Rowe, Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm and Night High Records’ Nic Kelly who were all announced in the first round of artists.

In addition to this, Face The Music has also announced State Library Victoria as its central hub for 2016.

Check out the full lineup below.

Watch: Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days

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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