Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith will be a keynote speaker at this year's In The City U.K. music seminar, which takes place at Manchester's Midland Hotel Oct. 20 to 22.

Most recently in the news after securing the reunion of Led Zeppelin for a tribute concert to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun at London's O2 arena in November, Goldsmith joins a list of keynote guests which include Mute Records founder Daniel Miller and Sub-Pop Records co-founder Jonathan Poneman. However, previously-announced speakers David Enthoven and Tim Clark of IE Management have had to withdraw due to scheduling problems.

"The keynote speakers and panellists we have already confirmed for In the City 2007 are really strong and this is already looking like one of our best ever line-ups," said In the City director Yvette Livesey in a statement. Livesey co-founded the industry conference in 1992 with her long-term partner Tony Wilson, who died in August.

"We will be confirming many more high profile industry speakers in the coming weeks," Livesey added, "and look forward to hosting 3 days of stimulating discussion which will educate and inspire."

This year's In The City Unsigned program of live shows will feature showcases by 56 acts. The line-up includes The Alones, Noah & The Whale, Amy Crowther, Fourteen Corners and Rosie Taylor Project.

Bands who have previously played showcases at the event include The Subways, Gallows, The Wombats and The Rakes.