Dumfries Music Conference 2019 takes place across three days, from 17 – 19 October. Our seventh annual conference features a mix of film, discussion, live music, art and workshops.
This year we’re proud to present our most ambitious programme featuring national and internationally renowned musicians, innovative live events, and radical takeovers over four venues throughout the town.
Since DMC launched in 2012, our aim has been to galvanise the vibrant Dumfries & Galloway music scene and give it a voice on a national level. We’ve established a strong network of partners and friends from organisations that span the music industry in Scotland and beyond – some of whom you’ll see during DMC 2019.
A specially curated exhibition from regional and international photographers as part of our ‘story and songs’ theme for DMC 2019.
‘They’re going to make it illegal to have gatherings around music, wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats…’
Collaborate on a real life proposal with expert guidance from some of the country’s most exciting singer/songwriters.
One of Scotland’s most talked about and celebrated musical artists comes to Dumfries…
Hear all about how Help Musicians can help you launch your career.
A panel of industry experts take us through some fundamentals for getting your music out there.
Record fair, DJs and info stalls from some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Scottish music scene.
Insight into the work of the Scottish Music Industry Association - the organisation responsible for the Scottish Album of the Year Award.
A panel about self-care and nurturing resilience in the music industry.
An insight into the work of music festivals from the promoters, bands and managers at the heart of some of Scotland's most exciting new festivals.
A chance to hear from some of the most exciting emerging talent from Dumfries & Galloway.
The 2019 Dumfries Music Conference Programme Launch! Featuring North Atlas, Amy Lou & Alex Maxwell. Think of it as a homecoming…
From 9PM, Dumfries Music Conference present the Nithraid Ceilidh with contemporary fusion folk band Reidhle.
2 Chairs, 1 Performer, 1 Unique Experience
The Plaza is open…
Presented in association with the Enigma Sessions.
Brave New Words hosts a special edition of its legendary open mic in honour of the Female Takeover Month.
The Riot Grrrl Studio is open…what are you going to do about it?
A stellar panel of music industry experts covering topics such as A&R, management, representation and publishing. A must for anyone wanting to break into the industry.
Reel To Real in association with DMC present a documentary chronicling the life of Suzanne Ciani, electronic music composer and songwriter.
Join us for an evening with Kate Kyle and friends for the release of her premiere EP ‘Where I’m Going’. A spellbinding performer and vocalist, ‘Where I’m Going’ is set to become one of the freshest new music releases in Scotland by a young artist in 2019.