LONDON’S ROUNDHOUSE (cap. 3,100) has appointed Lucy Wood as the new head of music, who will join the venue from Festival Republic, where she led the music programme for Latitude Festival (cap. 35,000).
Wood’s experience in the industry spans 15 years and includes roles at 19 Entertainment, Warp Records, and Eat Your Own Ears, working on festivals such as Field Day (25,000) and promoting shows by Grimes, The xx and Four Tet.
“I’ve had a brilliant three years working with amazing music from across the spectrum of genres at Latitude, as part of Festival Republic – building on my time promoting at London’s cherished Eat Your Own Ears,” says Wood. “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the Roundhouse, a world-class arts institution with incredible history, and to be supporting its exceptional work with young people.”
Her new role, which she’ll assume from the end of March, will involve delivering over 100 commercial concerts each year alongside Roundhouse produced festivals In the Round and Roundhouse Rising.
Wood is taking over from Jane Beese who has held the role since 2015 and has accepted a new role as head of music at Manchester International Festival (see LIVE UK issue 240).