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Music Declares Emergency to Host First Climate Music Blowout Event

The event – which will run on Sunday 17 October in London – will include an afternoon of discussion on how the UK music industry can respond to the climate emergency, followed by a ticketed evening show celebrating the power of music.

Published: 11 October 2021 | 10:19 AM
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2021 is a vital year for climate action, the effects of climate change are accelerating around the planet this year, and the UK is hosting COP26. Photo credit: Shutterstock

With the end of the Covid crisis in sight in the UK and some form of normality on the horizon, Music Declares Emergency (MDE) is bringing everyone together for an afternoon of discussion, debate and deliberation on what comes next.

2021 is a vital year for climate action, the effects of climate change are accelerating around the planet this year, and the UK is hosting COP26. The world’s emissions must peak this year if global leaders plan to halt global warming at 1.5C, and they have a lot of work to do.

Questions covered in the conference will include:

“How can UK music continue to lead on a green recovery?”

“What support does the music community need from the government to improve and embed progress?”

“How can music and musicians use their influence to frame the ongoing debate and play a central part in creating that future?”

The conference is free to attend and will feature five panels focusing on:

  • Labels
  • Live
  • Manufacturing
  • Artists
  • Visioning a Future Industry

With talks on digital and streaming and an introductory address from Mike Smith, Global President, Downtown Music.

The live show

The second part of the event will feature a ticketed live music show.

The Climate Music Blowout show will feature Mercury nominees Black Country, New Road playing a special improvised set involving some very special guest performances from friends with further confirmed special sets from Porridge Radio, Skinny Pelembe and Steam Down and a host of surprises to be announced at a later date.

Entry to the conference part of the event is free, and it will begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday 17 October, at EartH Hackney. Find out more, and buy tickets to the live music segment on the EartH website.

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