SMILEfest Decade (2018)

SMILEfest 2018

SMILEfest celebrated 10 years of music industry guests, performances and workshops in 2018


This year’s guests included:

Alan McGee – best known as the co-founder of Creation Records and Poptones

Shadow Child – DJ, producer and label owner (Food Music)

Julian Deane – Raygun Management

Sarah Hall – Senior Publicist, Sony Music

Nina Condron – Director, Horus Music

For more details on 2018 guests visit the official website where you can also learn about previous years’ guests.

Students are at the heart of everything that SMILEfest does, with numerous projects connected to the broader event. The core event (live shows, conference, club nights and workshops) is organised by students studying BA (Hons) Music Management, BA (Hons) Music Promotion and BA (Hons) Popular Music Journalism, with support from a range of other courses at the University. To learn more about Solent University’s music and performance courses click here.

To hear more about the SMILEfest organisation, check out this short film made by this year’s Radio Addict team:

2019 sees a new chapter opening in the history of SMILEfest, as we continue to support and build Southampton as a ‘music city’.