About Geoff Ellis
Geoff started his career as a permanent Entertainments Manager at Middlesex Polytechnic in London – the highlight being booking The Stone Roses for one of their first concerts in the capital. He then moved to the world famous Marquee Club before heading up to Glasgow in 1992 to join DF Concerts as promoter of the company’s legendary venue King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. As the company rose to become one of the UK’s leading music promotion and event management companies, partially due to the creation of the T in the Park festival, Geoff’s progression in turn led to his appointment as Chief Executive in 2001.
As CEO of DF Concerts and Events, Geoff and his team are dedicated in bringing the very best live music and events to Scotland, and made T in the Park one of the largest and most innovative festivals in the world with huge International recognition. Geoff heads up a multi skilled team that is as comfortable promoting Beyoncé, Take That, One Direction, The Killers, Eminem, AC/DC, The Eagles, Rihanna, Radiohead, The Stone Roses and Coldplay and the best emerging talent around as well as event managing Glasgow on Ice, The Papal Visit to Bellahouston Park and other events. Glasgow Summer Sessions was created in 2013 and the festival has continued to grow year on year attracting world class acts to the city.
Geoff’s newest festival, TRNSMT, took place in July 2017 at Glasgow Green showcasing headliners Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro. The event attracted over 110,000 attendees across 3 days. Due to the success of this, TRNSMT 2018 was held over two weekends. DF Concerts & Events have also launched Edinburgh Summer Sessions this year with a series of music concerts taking place at the iconic Princes Street Gardens during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Geoff is an executive committee member of the UK Concert Promoters Association, a member of the Glasgow Tourism Leadership Group and Night Time Economy Commission and member of the fundraising committee for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland.