Dancefair kicks off its third year in Utrecht, Netherlands on February 15 and 16. Organizers are expecting as many as 5000 attendees. The electronic music event includes over 200 educational workshops and panels, a large trade show featuring such companies as Ableton and Roland and the Demodrop where over 70 records label will check out your music. Artist and industry pros will soon be announced with past participants including Laidback Luke, Nicky Romero and Secret Cinema.
Dancefair takes place February 15 and 16 at the Jaarbeurs convention center in Utrech. There's plenty of room for the estimated 5000 attendees who will be there for:
Extensive program of workshops, seminars and panels on everything from production to business.
Trade show with wide range of hardware and software companies offering demos of new products.
Demo Drop "where producers can present their productions to more than 70 renowned record labels."
Dancefair recently announced the first 48 record labels that have committed to attend.
Dancefair 2013 Official Aftermovie
Participating artists will be announced soon. Previous years have included Laidback Luke, Martin Garrix, Kaiserdisco, Marc Romboy, Secret Cinema, Nicky Romero and Frontliner.
Educational opportunities include:
"‘The Workflow’ and ‘In The Studio With...’ are two of the numerous playground areas where top artists will reveal their musical secrets. The ‘Hey DJ’ area, hosted by Pro DJ School, provides hands-on tips and tricks for advanced and starting DJ’s, concerning stage performance, network skills and more need-to-know topics on DJ’ing in the digital era."
Tickets are currently 35 Euros for a single day and 55 for the weekend.
All in all it sounds like a great opportunity for producers looking to up their game.
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