LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – Organizers of the inaugural Futures Forum––the one-day event for young live music professionals, which is scheduled to take place as part of this year’s International Live Music Conference (ILMC)––have announced double Grammy-winning pop singer Dua Lipa as this year’s keynote interview.
Dua, who will appear alongside her father, Dukagjin Lipa, will be interviewed by IQ editor Gordon Masson about the pivotal role that live music has played in building the singer’s career, the demands of life on the road and the family’s Sunny Hill Foundation in Kosovo.
“It’s a huge vote of confidence in Futures Forum to have an artist of Dua Lipa’s calibre and influence as our first-ever keynote interview, especially on International Women’s Day 2019,” said ILMC head Greg Parmley. “With over 30 speakers confirmed, we’re also proud that Futures Forum has achieved a gender-balanced line-up in year one.”
Having smashed Spotify streaming records and topped charts globally last year, Dua won best new artist and best dance recording at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday. She is only the third British female artist––after Adele and Amy Winehouse––to take home two awards.
Dua and Dugi’s interview will be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate International Women’s Day, hosted by Live Nation Entertainment.
“This is the right time to toast the women making the live music business thrive, from artists like Dua Lipa to our growing team of female promoters,” said Denis Desmond, Chairman Live Nation UK and Ireland. “To close ILMC on International Women’s Day is a fitting celebration of our bright future and we look forward to welcoming all ILMC and Futures Forum attendees.”
The Futures Forum Keynote: Dugi & Dua Lipa is scheduled to take place at the Royal Garden Hotel, in West London on Friday 8 March.