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Venn Demo Derby

Bristol's Venn festival is hosting an informal debate as a way of launching their 2008 season

To herald the launch of the fifth edition of Venn (5-8 June, Bristol) the organisers are putting on a live debate. The informal event will feature a panel of music insiders who will listen to and discuss excerpts of previously unheard music demos before a live studio audience, throwing in DIY, professional and leftfield advice along the way. The panel represents a broad range of experience and includes journalists, A & R officers, promoters, label managers, agents and "gobby" music enthusiasts. Send a demo in advance or bring sound on the night. More info on their website here: