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March 2015



Line-up Buma ROCKS! conference completed, three showcases confirmed for FortaRock in the City

Three stylistically very different heavy acts have been added to the FortaRock in the City line-up, the evening programme to the Buma ROCKS! conference. On Friday June 5 rock venue Doornroosje in Nijmegen will host Dutch bands Mandrake’s Monster, Stream Of Passion and Mary Fields next to previously announced acts Night Fever (DE), Krokodil (GB), Scarred (LUX) and Igorrr (FR). Furthermore Buma ROCKS! announces the participation of Wilfried Damman, who will be part of the Managers Panel during the conference. Tickets for the third incarnation of Buma ROCKS! together with FortaRock in the City will cost € 45 and are for sale through Tickets to just FortaRock in the City can be obtained through

Buma ROCKS! and FortaRock in the City present Mandrake’s Monster, Stream Of Passion and Mary Fields
Mandrake’s Monster is a hard rocking, hard working, QOTSA/Foo/Zep-influenced band from the town of Enschede. Bassist Sem Christoffel and drummer Mart Nijen Es payed their dues traveling around the world as members of Vandenberg’s MoonKings, but this never stopped Mandrake’s Monster in his tracks. The five-piece has been writing and touring since 2012 and recorded debut album Regrets (available online since the end of 2014) with producer Ralph Quick in his RockCity studios in Solingen. Stream Of Passion is a female-fronted metal band with prog tendencies. Four albums the group has recorded since their inception in 2005, the latest one (A War Of Our Own) being a very successful crowdfunded project, and their most adventurous to date. Since their start in 2005, Stream Of Passion has done shows throughout Europe, Canada, Russia and Israel. Mathcore-outfit Mary Fields hails from the city of Utrecht. Expect maniacal noise full of twists and turns, interchanged with relaxed jazzy bits, all played with a striking level of musicianship. With a bunch of songs recorded by Textures-producer Jochem Jacobs, Mary Fields has played the UK for the first time earlier this year.

Buma ROCKS! presents the Managers Panel: Andy Farrow, Dan Brown and Wilfried Damman
Why every band should pay for management, the secrets to a band manager’s success, the ins and outs and do’s and dont’s of managing a rockstar… All this and more will be discussed by Englishmen Andy Farrow and Dan Brown, together with Wilfried Damman. Wilfried is managing John Coffey and Destine, and singer-songwriter Blaudzun and new folk-band Mister And Mississippi too. Hardstyle DJ/producers? Composers writing only toplines? Just as well. In 2006 he developed the Jack Daniel’s Rock Nights concept, offering rock music as an all-round experience. After working at venue 013 in Tilburg for a couple of years, Wilfried decided to give it a shot with his own management agency. His point of view as a manager is strategic first, and musical second. “I don’t have a musical background”, he says. “And I lack specific knowledge of many genres. So don’t ask me for the name of the producer of Bring Me The Horizon’s latest album. Being an outsider makes it easier for me to zoom in and out on what I’m doing and stay fresh on activities and goals.” The panel will be moderated by Frank Janssen (Buma/Stemra).

“The international conference and showcase festival for loud music”
Friday June 5, Doornroosje Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Ticket: € 45
Ticket covers Keynote Speech, Panels, Heavy Demo, Networking Drinks and FortaRock in the City
Doors Buma ROCKS!: 11.00 am
Start Buma ROCKS!: 12.00 am
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FortaRock in the City
With a.o. Igorr, Krokodil, Scarred, Night Fever, Stream of Passion, Mandrake’s Monster and Mary Fields
Ticket: € 5 (when in possession of a FortaRock ticket) and € 15 (when not in possession of a FortaRock ticket)
Doors FortaRock in the City: 7.00 pm
Showtime FortaRock in the City: 8.00pm
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Buma ROCKS! is an initiative of Buma Cultuur and is made possible with the help of Mojo Concerts, FortaRock, Doornroosje and Suburban.