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Another Successful Fuse Fest Concludes

ADELAIDE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 11th annual Fuse Festival has come to another successful conclusion with strong participation from both the industry and Australia's artists.

Regarded as the Australian version of SXSW, the festival takes place over three days in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The event features more than 60 live performances by both established and up-and-coming bands as well as a conference for industry pros, with workshops, seminars and programs.

Performances at this year's event included gigs by local indie rockers City Riots and covered the gamut from cellists to DJs.

On the industry side, the keynote was delivered by impresario Michael Chugg and forum topics covered anything from 360 deals and green music to producing a successful festival.

"We’re at a distinct disadvantage in Australia – we’re so far from the rest of the world – it costs so much to get somewhere," said Fuse organizer Alistair Cranney said told NME "So, if you’re living in London you can hop over to Europe to develop your market in France or you can pop to Germany quite easily. For us it’s still a big expense." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers