Digital minister to speak at official launch event of Digital City Festival 2021

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by Charlie Spargo

Digital City Festival will open on Monday, April 12th with a launch event featuring the UK government's Minister for Digital Infrastructure (pictured), plus a live set from DJ Woody to kick off the all-new StreamGM platform.

Update: Matt Warman will not be making public appearances on Monday and will no longer speak at Digital City Festival

The festival takes place from the 12th - 23rd all on the Digital City Network, which will feature keynotes and panels from leading global figures, a full exhibition showcase, Q&As, masterclasses, seminars and more, plus the 2021 Digital City Awards.

The event series features content across the marketing, eCommerce, tech, and media sectors, plus unmissable cultural content including gigs, virtual parties and DJ sets.

On Monday at 11am, the event series will officially open, with attendees hearing from Matt Warman, Minister for Digital Infrastructure; Festival Director Martyn Collins; and individuals from a number of the festival's partners.

The speakers will preview the events to come over the course of the festival and kick off the two weeks in style, providing the opportunity to see what's coming up at the festival and learn how to make the most of the network.

 

The close of the launch event will see an explosive audio-visual set from DJ Woody, to kick off United We Stream's new ethical streaming platform StreamGM and will be a celebration of Manchester music and culture.

The globally successful DJ Woody combines live mixing with visual storytelling and was a favourite artist throughout United We Stream's successful run in 2020, performing at the finale show on New Year's Eve 2020 with The Hacienda, which hit 4 million views worldwide over the course of its 24-hour run.

Digital City Festival's opening event will kick off two weeks of talks and panels, which will be produced by Badger & Combes in broadcast quality from the state-of-the-art facilities at MediaCityUK - underpinned by the infrastructure of dock10. 

Matt Warman, Minister for Digital Infrastructure, said: "It is great to see the Digital City Festival bring people and businesses together to explore how the tech sector is supporting communities and celebrate Manchester's thriving digital scene.

"Leveling up digital prosperity is part of our plans to help everyone build back better from the pandemic and our 10 tech priorities set out some of the work being done to turbocharge job creation and growth up and down the country."

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