SMILEfest 2016

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    SMILEfest is an annual, student-managed conference and live music event held annually in the city of Southampton and at Southampton Solent University each March. The 2016 conference event featured the following guest speakers: Angie Somerside (Marketing Director, Epic Records) Dannii Evans (artist manager and promoter) Sarah Robertson (Head of Marketing at Colston Hall) Sarah Howells (singer with Paper Aeroplanes) Joel De'ath (Label Manager, Sony Records) Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols/ Rich Kids/ The International Swingers) Pennie Smith (legendary photographer) Rachel Aggs (singer and guitarist with Shopping) Nick Soulsby (author of Cobain on Cobain: interviews and encounters) Neil Kulkarni (author of The Periodic Table of Hip Hop) Matt Harvey (Paperhouse Music & Entertainment Management) Neil Simpson (Artist manager at ATC Management) Sophie Harris (Time Out NY) Members of the bands Creeper & Bury Tomorrow James McMahon (editor of Kerrang! magazine) Richard Barbieri (keyboard./synthesizer player of of Japan, Porcupine Tree) Anthony Reynolds (music journalist and biographer of the band Japan) The live concert/clun night strand of SMILEfest 2016 featured over 20 events across a dozen venues, which were primarily organised and promoted by students on the BA Hons Music Promotion course.
    PeriodMar 2016
    Event typeConference
    LocationSouthampton, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionNational