Mixcloud co-founder Nikhil Shah, Magnetic Fields’ Munbir Chawla and former ID&T programmer Olga Zegers will be sharing their experiences at ADE Global Sessions Mumbai.
Following our previous announcement about Jason Swamy taking part in the panel Party Like It’s 2027! - Electronic Music Festivals in the Future, we can now confirm that he will joined by Magnetic Fields’ co-founder Munbir Chawla (IN). With his wife Sarah, Chawla has grown the event into one of the top 50 music festivals in the world. Joining him and Jason Swamy will be festival programmer Olga Zegers (NL).
Zegers has been working in the music industry in some form for over 25 years starting as a booking agent and programming international festivals. Over the last 17 years she was responsible for the line-ups of a variety of festivals and events including Mysteryland, Sensation, Welcome To The Future and many more whilst working at ID&T.
More names will be announced very soon for this inspired and inspiring debate on the electronic music festival market. The panel will be covering what the most important international developments are for festivals and what the best opportunities are for growth and innovation, as well as examining how the panelists envision the festival market in 2027 and the ways in which this will impact their current and future strategies.
Nikhil Shah (GB) is the co-founder of online radio platform Mixcloud. Over the past nine years he has played a key role in growing the company from a couple of people in a warehouse in Wembley, into the world's biggest community of DJs and music curators, reaching 15 million people per month. That’s already impressive, but the most remarkable part of this story is that all that was done with no funding! Shah will be recounting the history of the company and why he chose not to accept outside financial support, alongside sharing the business and creative lessons he has learnt along the way.
Phase 1 Tickets for ADE Global Sessions Mumbai are available here (also accesible for 2017 ADE Pass holders), stay tuned for more program updates in the coming days!
ADE Global Sessions Mumbai is co-presented by Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) & Guestlist4Good. Supporting Partners: Bull N Bar, TixDo and Vh1 India.