New Sponsors

Surface Festival is back for a new season in 2013 with some brand new sponsors on-board as well two new cities – Madrid (Spain) and Cape Town (South Africa). New sponsors include:

ConfliktArts

ConfliktArts’s staff are experts in the music business, both technically (sound engineers) and musically (artists), as well as in fields like artistic development (former label manager) and the visual arts (graphic designers). Offices are in Rennes, Paris, London and Barcelona. Their services are available via our online store in the following sections:

• CD/DVD replication
• Vinyl pressing
• recording, mixing, mastering
• printing (flyers, posters, stickers…)
• merchandising (tee shirts, textiles, advertising items…)
• graphic design (logo design, cd sleeve design…)
• digital distribution (via Zimbalam)
• routing (storage – shipping posters and flyers to different venues…)
• Ticketing system (via Moxity)
& many more…

Bandwagon

BandWagon is the UK’s fastest growing live music business platform in the world, bringing together live music promoters with bands, DJs and solo artists to create and book gigs and shows. Adopting a freemium model, BandWagon co-operates with live music promoters and venues by simplifying the gig booking and event management process. Promoters create and manage multiple events. Bands and solo artists apply for/play various gig opportunities in their local area and further afield. With 3,700 artists and 550 music promoters on board our easy-to-use platform, BandWagon has since its inception in 2012 created more than 2,000 opportunities for artists, resulting in over 1,500 deals.

The Music Production Show

The UK’s only show dedicated to recording music. Whether its hardware or software, The Music Production Show has it all. Alongside the exhibition floor run two, free to attend seminar halls. Featuring a mix of industry pro with tips and tricks and manufacturers explaining how to get the most out of their gear. The Music Production Show is held every November at the home of Arsenal FC, the Emirates Stadium.

The Great British Guitar Show

The UK’s biggest guitar show. Visitors can get face to face with some of the most iconic brands in music. The live stage features performances all day long, plus you get to meet the odd famous face signing on one of the many stands at the show.

Audio Rokit

Are You Ready to be Discovered? Audio Rokit have 6,000 musician members who have access to hundreds of industry gatekeepers, including PR, A&R, managers, publishers, radio and song placements. If your music is professional, you should be a part of that circle and get discovered right now! Yes, it’s very easy to submit music to top industry gatekeepers. There is a free plan which allows one submission per month. If you are serious about your music you should join on a paid plan, starting at just £6.99/month. No “pay per pitch” fees and no contracts. Save 15% Reach top industry gatekeepers for even less. Get a 15% discount on any new membership! Sign up today and enter the following promo code: ar0113

Ents 24

Get your gigs listed on the UK’s largest online guide to live entertainment! With over 2 million monthly readers – Ents24.com is the principal source for all live music listings. Over 150,000 bands already list their gigs on Ents24, so let us help get your events noticed! With Ents24 Backstage you can control your listings and profile with many easy to use functions whilst getting bigger and better promotion for your events – all for FREE!

These functions include:

• Getting your events in front of Ents24’s 2 million unique monthly users – growing your popularity by finding new fans.
• Reach thousands of music fans by promoting your event on our weekly newsletters.
• Automatically update your Facebook page with any events you’ve added to Ents24 through your own Facebook app.

Ents24 send out free event alerts to your registered fans – over half a million people currently rely on our event alerts to keep them up to date.

Zildjian

The Avedis Zildjian company has been manufacturing some of the world’s finest quality cymbals since 1623. Originally founded in Constantinople, Turkey, it was a man named Avedis that found a secret process of blending, Copper, Tin and some trace elements of Silver to create an extremely musical Bronze alloy. From this alloy he made cymbals and was awarded the name Zildjian “Son of a Cymbal Smith “ by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire “. This secret process of manufacturing musical cymbals was past down from generation to generation and today Zildjian creates cymbals for all musical genres and is played by many of the world’s greatest drummers. Zildjian is also renown as a quality Drumstick manufacturer, played by artists such as Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Ringo Starr to name but a few. Their latest venture is the release of Gen 16, a revolutionary new Electro Acoustic cymbal system, allowing you to play real cymbals with greatly reduced volume that is then digitally processed to allow you complete control of volume and tone shape. Ideal for use with electronic drumsets.

Michael Brydon – Photographer

Michael is a creative and dynamic photographer who specialises in music and theatre photography. Out on location, his photography has a vivid, reportage style, which captures all the energy, action and excitement of a live performance. In the studio, he combines his flare for lighting and composition with his ability to capture that “magic moment” to produce highly stylised, atmospheric images.

D’Addario & Company, Inc

D’Addario & Company, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under seven proprietary brands: D’Addario strings; Evans drumheads; Pro-Mark drumsticks; PureSound; Rico reeds; and Planet Waves cables and accessories. A family-owned and operated business with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, the Company manufactures 93% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota’s Lean manufacturing principles. D’Addario has a distribution network in 120 countries and serves more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and more than 5,000 endorsing artists.

As well as our current sponsors:

Ashdown

Marshall

Tama

Ibanez

Univibe Audio

Ritter

Monkey Week

Sziget

Last FM

Access To Music

PMT

Zimbalam

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About surfacefestival

The Surface Festival is a European live music event. We are a festival of new music held throughout Europe in aid of discovering and promoting new talent. Surface Festival 11, is working in association with Zimbalam, Marshall, Ents24.com, Last.FM, Ashdown, Planet Waves, D'Addario, PMT, Tama, Zildjian, Shure, Univibe, Dominic Nicholls Photography, Guitar Nation, Ibanez, Band SEO, Quite Great P.R., Ritter, Sziget Fest, Jumbocruiser, Gig the Nation and Oxjam to develop alternative ways for band and artists to gain exposure and develop their fan base. 2011 In 2011 events will be held in cities throughout the U.K. and Europe. For band and artists that reach the final stages of the Festival, both Surface Festival and our sponsors will award with prizes and opportunities in excess of £100,000.
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