Is it the goosebumps you get from hearing a freakishly good song? Is it the excitement you feel when getting a new genious idea? Is it the warmth of someone’s arm around you when walking the streets of Örebro? Is it the joy of finding a new business opportunity. Or is it that feeling of anticipation when they finally turn down the lights in the cinema.
To us, it’s all of those things – and much, much more.
Live at Heart is one of Scandinavia’s biggest showcase festivals and industry conferences. We are showcasing the stars of tomorrow and bringing creative professionals together to inspire, learn and create. During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and industries. But they do have one thing in common.
They are all here to discover sensation.
One of Sweden's largest music magazines, GAFFA, will start a collaboration with Live at Heart this year and will present its own venue during the festival. In total, eight acts will appear and there will be a mix of different genres. “That GAFFA will be part of Live at Heart feels incredibly fun! In the past year, we have worked a great deal on getting closer to our readers, as well as artists who haven't have get their big break yet. I think Live at Heart is one of the best forum to take us longer to previously mentioned goals and we hope for a long-term partnership and that we will have a closer relationship to Örebro at large" says Emil Agrell, a media consultant at GAFFA .” says Emil Agrell, media consultant at GAFFA . Acts on GAFFA-stage Byråkrat Bongo Club Glenn Udéhn Tribe Friday INTERNET FRIENDS Pigman SLEEPOVER Gula Gången
Every year the Live at Heart festival acknowledges one band och artist that have shown great musical quality even in the early stages of their career. Among earlier recipients you will find Good Harvest, Dimpker Brothers, The Magnettes and Viktor Olsson. This year’s songwriting scholarship will be awarded to the duo Lily Arbor from Falkenberg, Sweden. The band is now active in Gothenburg and debuted their EP Longing for the Sun this spring. Lily Arbor describe their own music as lyric based americana/folk music with elements of pop. The jury’s motivation: ”With magical chemistry and crystal clear singing, Lily Arbor invites you to a music experience without facades that feels both genuine and vulnerable. To their tunes, the contemporary gray curtain suddenly opens to reveal that our hopes and dreams are within an arm’s reach. Felicia Darhult Störby and Lovisa Nilsson have with skillfully composed songs and accurate lyrics proven that they are a musical act to count on.” ”Last year at Live at Heart we saw Ane Brun’s intimate concert and we were completely blown away. It’s easy to have high expectations of yourself in this industry, and to get this acknowledgement for everything we’ve worked on this past year is both wonderful and honorable. We are extremely grateful” says Lovisa Nilsson and Felicia Darhult Störby. Lily Arbor will be performing at Live at Heart and will receive the songwriting scholarship during the festival’s opening gala on 4 September. Photo by: Kajsa Bjäräng
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Midsummer is upon us and Live at Heart celebrates by releasing 60 acts to the tenth anniversary of the festival. Artists from over 20 different countries are represented in today's release and among the acts are both newcomers and old Live at Heart favorites. Russian Sado Opera (who lives in Berlin) offers a live show with burlesque characters and extravagant, pan-sexual and upgraded band members. Their performances have previously been recognized by Conan O’Brien Eric Plamqwist's new album has been hailed in Swedish pop-press throughout the spring. Gaffa wrote about Eric that he is "Gotland's pride and the contemporary pop's uncharted king". Dimpker Brothers is something that Live at the Heart audience recognizes. To the tenth anniversary, the brothers come back with their folk / blues. After the last time at Live at Herat, they have managed to record an album in the USA and toured around in both Europe and North America. Rachel Cousins is from Newfoundland in Canada and performed at Live at Heart's sister festival there last year. This is a singer / songwriter with a great presence. Another band that took their first steps on Live at Heart was Royal Prospect. After their first Live at Heart gig, they were signed to their current record label. The band has also been booked to the US, Canada and Ireland. This week they go to the Golden Melody Festival in Taiwan and then immediately after the band plays on the world's largest festival Summerfest with over a million visitors. Fede Cabral became Örebroarna overjoyed last year. He comes to Live at Heart all the way from Argentina for the second consecutive year. Live that Heart gave him so much inspiration that he is now up-to-date as a producer for a record in Dalarna for a Swedish artist. Pompeya is an award-winning Russian indie pop band that is currently taking big steps forward on Europe's eastern side. Fullständigt släpp: Jeremy McComb (USA) Northlight (SWE) SADO OPERA (GER) Ivory Tusk (SPA) Billy Kym (FIN) Josh Wantie (UK) Tall Poppies (UK) Phil Power (CAN) Adam Wendler (GER) LULA (SWE) Pompeya (RUS) Danny Mcmahon (UK) Brunettes shoot Blondes (UKR) Peter Anderson (USA) Eric Palmqwist (SWE) Lightcraft (IDN) Daniel Levi (EST) Damien McFly (ITA) Ivan & The Parazol (HUN) Lucas Laufen (AUS) Audra Santa (CAN) Lone Deer Laredo (FIN) Sasha Sathya (ARG) Francis Tuan (POL) Melissa Otero (USA) Rikke Normann (NOR) Manu Vera Tudela (PER) Masha Ray (GER) Ebba Bergkvist (SWE) Punsch (SWE) Edyta Górecka (POL) Mów (POL) Kraków Street Band (POL) Marta Zalewska (POL) Verkligheten (SWE) Linda Berving (SWE) Sofia Vivere (SWE) Cellar Cat (LVA) Fede Cabral (ARG) Rozzie Rosbourne (CAN) Dimpker Brothers (SWE) Boggie (HUN) Elle Exxe (UK) Drew Young Band (USA) Royal Prospect (SWE) Skidderpup (CAN) Hanna Turi (SWE) Agnes Rehn (SWE) April Henry (USA) Tara C Taylor (GER) Rachel Cousis (CAN) Emma Mcgann (UK) Jon Dolman (UK) JonZ (ISR) I Am Karate (SWE) Mary Read (SWE) The Royal Flash (SPA) Don Graham (CAN)
En av årets programpunkter på Live at Heart Creative är "Power of Angels" där Ruth Brännvall kommer ge inspiration kring nyttan med lokala och nationella ängelnätverk. Ruth Brännvall är grundare av Impact Invest, en organisation som bildades för investerare intresserade av att finansiera samhällsentreprenörer. Impact Invest driver ett investerarnätverk och flera unika entreprenörsprogram. Ruth har doktorerat på KTH inom ämnena social innovation och entreprenörskap, och är själv affärsängel med bakgrund inom media och telekom. Hon ger sig utan skämmas på att spela många instrument, utöva sporter, laga mat och pratar obehindrat många språk riktigt dåligt. Exakt vilka färdigheter som det kommer bjudas på från scenen får ni se den 5:e.... men vi vet att vi kommer bli inspirerade!
Today the showcase festival Live at Heart presents the first speakers to this year's conference program. In addition to hundreds of gigs and film screenings during the evening, the festival offers a wide seminar program during the daytime, where Swedish and international music and film industry participates in seminars, panels and workshops. “Live at Heart is today an important venue for Swedish artists and companies who want to export their music internationally. Through INES * we work with 17 European festivals and a total of representatives from almost 40 festivals will visit Live at Heart this year,” says Peter Åstedt, senior advisor at Live at Heart. Bill Willson (USA) is something of a legend for the American indoor music scene. He has started festivals, conferences and record companies. Right now, he is working on a service for artists named Indie Ninja and a month ago he became Senior Vice President of Operations and Innovations at Entertainment One, one of North America's largest media companies. David Silbaugh (USA) is best known as a booker for Summerfest, the world's largest festival with a million visitors. Summerfest has worked out a concept for new promising artists that they call "Emergin artist series" - where new promising artists get the same PR as the big headliners. At this year's Summerfest there are no fewer than eight artists who were booked from previous Live at Heart festivals. David will talk about Summerfest and how they book their artists. Allison Shaw (USA) has a solid CV in the music industry, including creating festivals entirely powered by solar panels. Allison also runs the company Manic Monkee who works with strategy and experimental marketing and is a booker for several festivals. Ruud Berends (NL) works for Eurosonic, one of Europes most important showcase festival for live music, which is held every year in Groningen in the Netherlands. He also works at several organizations that improve the conditions for live music in Europe and consult the Dutch export office West Way Lab. Ruud comes to Live at Heart to talk about how the future looks for Europe's music festivals. In order to gain access to the conference, you must purchase a special industry accreditation. * INNOVATION NETWORK OF EUROPEAN SHOWCASES, or INES, is a European collaborative project launched by eight international showcase festivals and gigmit, a European digital platform for artist bookings.