SSR Manchester - Indie Week - Indie101 Music Conference


Indie Week - Indie101 Music Conference

SSR Manchester - 10am to 5pm
We are delighted to be hosting the music conference element of Indie Week Europe at SSR Manchester: Indie 101.

For those unfamiliar, the Indie Week music event sees around 100 bands playing across Manchester between May 27th and 31st, all vying for the attention of fans and industry talent scouts alike. Previous Indie Week events have taken place in Toronto and Dublin, and we're proud to be helping bring this event to Manchester for the first time.

For information on the Indie Week music schedule and band list, please click here.

Indie 101 Music Conference
Alongside Indie Week's live music element is a conference event, Indie 101, taking place at SSR on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May. During Indie 101, various figures form the music industry will be delivering panels, keynote speeches and masterclasses right here at SSR, including Chris Birkett, Mike Joyce, Gareth Evans, Pete Mitchell and many more.

This is a great opportunity to hear from and network with some leading figures in the music industry!

Saturday 30th May - Schedule At A Glance

10:00-1:00 - Recording Master Class with Chris Birkett & Gareth Evans
12:30-1:45 - Mike Joyce – Keynote Speaker
2:00-2:45 - Spotlight Sessions – Industry Innovators
2:30-3:15 - Video Didn’t Kill The Radio Star – Getting on the Airwaves
3:00-3:45 - Crossing The Pond – Focus on North America
3:30-4:15 - Hitting The Road – Getting Your Band ‘Export Ready



One of the Saturday highlights is a recording master class with renowned music producer and engineer Chris Birkett, who has worked with the likes of Steve Earl, Sinead O'Connor and Def Leppard. Chris will be taking to our Spirit Studio for this intimate workshop, alongside Youtube guitar tutorial supremo Gareth Evans.

As spaces are limited, if you want to attend you will need to be in possession of an Indie Week AAA pass (see below) and also signup separately to the masterclass here.


If you are an SSR student, the most economical ticket for the event would be an Access All Areas pass that grants you entry into all the music venues and also the Indie 101 conferences.

Access All Areas (Indie Week & Indie 101 tickets)
Students = £10.94
Public = £19.44
Available here

Indie 101 only
Day tickets = £16.20
Available here

Full ticket information here.
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