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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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