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Summing up – James Brennan, 34

1 May 2018

After embarking on his promoting life at school and becoming production manager for Secret Garden Party, James Brennan founded Suffolk’s Red Rooster Festival as a showcase for rhythm and blues artistes. He expects audiences to exceed 5,000 in this its fifth year, with artistes including Alabama 3, Los Chicos and…

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Summing Up – Daniel Cuffe, 31

26 April 2018

Founded in 2009 by partners Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor as a one-night, 5,000 capacity proms, Lytham Festival has grown to a five-day, 15,000 event with headliners including Status Quo, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Emeli Sandé. The duo launched Greenwich Music Time (cap. 7,500) in 2014, book Scarborough’s…

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Summing Up – Luke Betts, 31

19 March 2018

Interviews with festival founders Having been involved in commercial party organising and promotion as a student, Luke Betts founded Mutiny Festival in 2014 and has established it as a 15,000-capacity fixture on Portsmouth’s live music scene, featuring artistes including 50 Cent and Pete Tong. This year’s bill features Craig David…

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Summing Up – Luke Hasell, 42

15 February 2018

Interviews with festival founders Farmer Luke Hasell founded Valley Fest after a fundraising event following his father’s death and the diagnosis of his mother with cancer. Now entering its fifth year, the 5,000-capacity event, held at The Community Farm overlooking Somerset’s Chew Valley Lake, aims to reproduce the ethos of…

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