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[MXD Networking på SPOT Festival ’19] Mød Bird on the Wire

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Inden SPOT Festival 2019 introducerer vi dig til flere af de internationale branchepersoner, som har bekræftet deres deltagelse på årets SPOT Festival. Her kan du møde Benny Locke fra Bird on the Wire.

Du kan møde alle MXD’s internationale gæster til MXD’s Superbowl, vores årlige SPOT networking-arrangement mellem den internationale og danske musikbranche, som finder sted lørdag d. 4. maj i Aarhus Bowlinghal.

Name: Benny Locke

Company: Bird On The Wire

Title: Junior Promoter & Production Manager

Based in: London

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and its roster? Bird on the Wire have been promoting shows in London for the past 10 years, and have built a strong reputation for nurturing talent from the beginning of their careers and beyond. We currently work with artists such as Nils Frahm, Angel Olsen, Olafur Arnalds, Mac DeMarco, The War On Drugs, Aldous Harding & Moses Sumney.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment? I’m currently most looking forward to having Big Thief back in town at the end of May. Having worked with them since their first London shows in Feb 2017, it’s going to be amazing to watch them perform at the Roundhouse in Camden, which is probably my favourite venue in the city.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music? I can’t pinpoint a particular moment, but probably after attending many a Reading Festival as an early teen.

What are your favourite Danish acts? We work with Pardans on their London shows and I loved their last show here in December. I’m also looking forward to checking out Yung at SPOT.

Best show you’ve ever seen hands down? The Chemical Brothers at Alexandra Palace in 2018. The visuals were unforgettable.