Tradeshows are both the bane of existence, and highlight of my year. On one hand, they bleed my bank account dry, take up too much time and generally offer no value for money. On the other hand, I get to see a lot of people I like and get out of the studio. And the BPM Show 2013 cannot come quick enough for me. It’s a big year for us, with a lot to celebrate, and we plan to do something cool for the show, which will more or less coincide with our 10th birthday.
And they’ve just announced that early bird tickets are available now, with prizes for the first 50 people who buy, as well as details of a VIP package for those who like to visit in style. Details follow…
Tickets Now On Sale For BPM 2013
The seventh annual BPM event will take place from Saturday the 14th until Monday the 16th of September 2013 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and tickets are now on sale. The advanced ticket price remains the same for 2013 at just £10, with each ticket valid for entry to every day of BPM. Ticket sales will once again be handled by the NEC’s Ticket Factory, who charge a very modest fulfilment fee of £1.50 per order. Advanced tickets guarantee entry to the event, and also represent a substantial saving on the door entry price of £15.
Order Now for a Free Limited Edition BPM Headphone Case
Once again we’ve got a great incentive to encourage early booking of BPM 2013 tickets. The first fifty people to place a ticket order for BPM 2013 will receive an exclusive BPM branded Headphone Case from Magma Bags worth £20. Part of the new 2013 range of BPM merchandise that will be available at the show, this stylish and useful case is perfect for protecting and storing those precious and trusty headphones. When the first fifty orders have been placed, those lucky enough to qualify will be sent a voucher to bring along to the Merchandise stand at BPM 2013 to claim their Headphone Case.
NEW: Limited Availability VIP Tickets
For the first time in 2013 an exclusive VIP ticket option is also available for purchase. Limited to just 50, these ‘golden tickets’ offer a premium BPM experience packed with benefits. VIP ticket holders will enjoy fast track wristband collection and entry to the event as well as access to the preview hour from 10am on the Sunday and Monday.
The VIP package also includes entry to the exclusive VIP Lounge, which offers a comfortable place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor while rubbing shoulders with the DJs and performers appearing at the event. Complimentary teas & coffees will also be served in this area to VIP ticket holders in the mornings, as well as beers, wines & soft drinks in the afternoons. Light breakfast and lunch snacks will also be available from this area. VIP ticket holders will also gain access to the VIP viewing platform in the Chauvet BPM Arena for a great view of all the main stage action.
Finally, each VIP ticket holder will also receive a limited edition BPM branded Magma Bag filled with special goodies and also a BPM 2013 t-shirt. All-in-all this makes the VIP ticket option great value for money at £89.
BPM 2013 VIP Ticket Includes:
- Fast Track Wristband Collection & BPM Entry
- Entry to the VIP Preview Hour at 10am on Sunday and Monday
- Entry to the ultra-exclusive VIP Lounge with complimentary food and drinks
- Entry to the VIP viewing area in the Chauvet BPM Arena
- Limited edition BPM Magma Bag (worth £25)
- BPM 2013 T-shirt (worth £12)
The BPM Show is brilliant, because rather than being for the trade alone, it is open to the public every day. Monday in particular is when manufacturers tremble as the hordes of school kids and students descend, hell bent on stealing mementos of their time at the NEC for bragging rights.
After several years in decline from a DJ’s perspective, this year’s crushingly disappointing Musikmesse has just about written the show off from my point of view. The travel price isn’t so bad if you book early, but even shoebox sized rooms are crazy money. And I sense that with NAMM 2014 and Musikmesse being so close together next year (something like 6 weeks apart), I suspect that many manufacturers will be making decisions on which one to choose. I already have — I’m not going to Musikmesse, and possibly might not go again. I can spend that kind of cash on content, or gear for the studio, which in the whole scheme of things is better for DJWORX and you readers as well.
But I digress. If you’re in the UK, or even in Europe, you really should get along to The BPM Show 2014. There’s going to be a lot of new gear on show, as well as a lot of other DJ related things and people worth seeing. As it’s our home turf, we’ll be there in force again, celebrating a decade of the WORX!