VETERAN AGENT and head of worldwide music at United Talent Agency (UTA) Neil Warnock has been named chairman of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary committee.
The 5,272-capacity Grade I-listed building celebrates 150 years of performances in 2021 and ambassadors have been selected from across the industry to create a special programme of events.
Warnock, currently head of global touring at UTA, has been in the business for five decades and has worked with the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson, among other artistes.
“The Royal Albert Hall is much more than just a beautiful Victorian venue, it’s a place of stories and memories – where people have been singing, dancing, laughing and crying together since 1871,” says Warnock.
“The ambassadors represent the best talent in the music industry and are the perfect team to support the Hall in bringing to life a programme that will go down in history.”
Royal Albert Hall artistic director Lucy Noble adds, “Neil’s industry experience, coupled with his work with various charities, makes him the ideal person to support the Hall and lead this important programme.”
Among artistes playing the venue are Jason Mraz, Take That (for Teenage Cancer Trust), Mike & The Mechanics, 10cc and Brian Ferry.