Tobacco Dock, London
31 October - 2 November 2019
Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019
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Tobacco Dock, London 31 October - 2 November 2019

Jon McIldowie

Promoter, Festival Republic

Musicians Question Time

  • Thursday 31 October
  • Business
  • Discovery Theatre

    About Jon

    Jon McIldowie started his career booking gigs in his home town of Birmingham before moving to London in 2001 to become the promoter at The Barfly in Camden. In 2006 he became the co-founder of The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

    Jon worked for MAMA for twelve years booking venues tours and festivals including Lovebox, Wilderness and The Great Escape.

    He joined Festival Republic in 2012 where he now resides over talent booking for the companies’ Reading and Leeds festivals which take place on what is one of the most important weekends in the UK’s festival calendar. Jon’s move to Festival Republic saw him stand down as Director of The Great Escape. His booking of Reading/Leeds involves putting together a huge line-up featuring the biggest names in contemporary music and blending them with up and coming stars from a variety of genres. In 2013, Jon’s first year at the helm of Reading & Leeds booking the festivals introduced two new stages: the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, which showcased the best in grime and hip hop, and the BBC Radio 1 Dance stage.

    In 2015 Jon became the curator and promoter of Community Festival which takes place in Finsbury Park, London.

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