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Headline Access Gives Back to the Music Industry With Intimate Talks and Workshops for Aspiring Artists

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As Laneway 2023 is just around the corner, a flood of acts from around the country and the world are set to take Australia and New Zealand by storm: HAIM, Slowthai, Phoebe Bridgers, Fred again.. and Turnstile just to name a few!

But, the fun doesn’t start and stop with the actual festival dates. Headline Acts, the music-inspired winemakers you’ve seen at plenty of festivals over the past year, are gearing up to deliver support to musicians, and music lovers, once again. While Headline Acts will of course be offering delectable bottled goodness for Laneway 2023, the global wine brand is also determined to nurture the careers of independent artists and inspire their loyal legions of fans with their second-ever Headline Access initiative.

Last year’s inaugural iteration of the initiative saw involvement from I OH YOU Records founder Johann Ponniah, Johnny Took of DMA’S, and music journalist Sose Fuamoli just to name a few. For this upcoming round, Headline Access is absolutely stacked with a huge roster of local and international talent, with Headline Acts having locked in some of music’s most-talked-about acts — all of whom you’ll be able to catch perform at the festival as well — ready to lead workshops, answer questions, and give music lovers and music makers alike an exclusive insight into the biz.

The lineup includes intimate sessions from punk group Turnstile and eclectic producer Logic1000, workshops hosted by NZ rockers The Beths and Gumbaynggirr powerhouse Tasman Keith, and even a one-time-only Q&A with UK rap superstar Slowthai. That’s all in addition to industry-led talks, as well as the other goodies Headline Acts have planned.

Now, while Laneway 2023 will take place around the country, Headline Access will kick off on February 7 at Sydney’s Abercrombie Hotel, where the two-day-long event will take place.

Be sure to check out Headline Acts wine for the musically minded here.

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