- The annual industry event's keynote debate will question if the scene is headed in the right direction.
Resident Advisor is returning to International Music Summit Ibiza to host the conference's first-ever keynote debate.
The annual event has invited 13 industry professionals to discuss the future of club culture with RA's Will Lynch at its 12th edition. The panel features a mix of promoters, venue managers and directors (fabric, House Of Yes, Printworks), plus artist agents, media and more, including experimental pop artist SOPHIE and BBC Radio 1 veteran Pete Tong.
This year's IMS Ibiza is being held in partnership with shesaid.so and is focusing on mental health and wellness. Those themes will be the center of the second keynote debate, led by the late Avicii's father Klas Bergling, founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation. Tong, Luciano, Madame Ghandi and rapper Professor Green will represent the artists' perspective in the discussion alongside mental health charities like Ibiza Calm, Help Musicians and Association For Electronic Music.
IMS has also expanded its roster of speakers to include K-HAND, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna and Zane Lowe.
This year's conference runs from May 22nd through 25th at Hard Rock Hotel. SOPHIE will also play the conference's closing party at Dalt Vila, joined by Charlotte de Witte, Adam Beyer, Tong, David Morales, Nicole Moudaber and more.
Find the full schedule here.