Victorian Festival Professional Directory
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Bloom Entertainment by Design
Provide performers (bands – both covers and originals -, MC’s DJ’s, instrumentalists, dancers, roving entertainment) for festival entertainment.
Provided all performers, AV, staging & production for the Melbourne Italian Festa (20,000 – 30,000 people) in 2019 and 2021, provide entertainment for consulate festivals, chamber of commerce and bike festivals.
Manage a number of cover and original artists. Liaise with festival organisers to search for and book appropriate performers, manage media coverage, VIP area, engage professional photographers and videographers to capture the event and help manage social media promotion.
– Booking and Tour Management (global)
– Music campaign PR management
– Music Consulting
– Artist Management
– Music Workshops
– Europe Tour Booking and Management (Algiers, Black Lips, Puncke)
– US Tour Booking and Management (Jonathan band)
– Asia Tour Booking and Management (Puncke band)
– Concert production for Warpaint, Noel Gallagher, Iron Maiden, Body Count, die Antwoord
– Eurosonic Showcase Festival
– MENT Showcase Festival
Event Producer with over a decade of experience working in festivals, events and advertising.
Major roles/produced projects with: Dark Mofo, London 2012 Olympics (for Coca-Cola), Melbourne Writer’s Festival, BBC, Renault, AGP, PUMA, Adidas, The Times London Film Festival, Lake of Stars Festival and various roles across a wide variety of brand events, corporate conferences/dinners and festivals.
I also run a performer booking agency for on and off stage spectacle with clients including The Pleasure Garden, Dark Mofo, Lost Lands festival, various councils, Chi Wow Wah Town amongst others.
Herding Cats Management and Events
Artist Management for Amos Roach (Amos Roach is a skilled Didge player, dancer and musician) and other First Nations Musicians, dancers and performers.
Events for First Nations performers including BlakBeat at Common Rooms and other regular events to present First Nations contemporary culture.
Producers of Neon Ngargee, a traditional contemporary Kulin Nations dance event and cultural installation piece that is participatory, interactive and… NEON!
I Heard Django
A music and events agency on Gunditjmara country, Victoria, Australia.
i hear django provides a range of services, including artist management and mentoring, tour bookings, visa consultancy, release strategies and project/event management.
With over 20 years experience in the music industry, Amy has a wealth of knowledge to offer clients and works with both national and international artists.
loadin.com is an advancing communications tool designed for Festival Promoters, Artist Liaisons, Production Managers, Venue Managers and Band Bookers in the festival and live music venue industry.
They have recently launched the COVID-Safe System, a digital contact tracing solution for the staff and artists of festivals and events.
Experienced festival professional.
Selected past experience:
– Down To Earth 2020 / Artist Liaison
– Laneway Festival 2020 & 2019 / Artist Liaison/Artist Shuttler
– Laneway Festival 2018 / Resident Liaison
– Splendour In The Grass 2018 / Assistant Tour Manager
– Dark Mofo 2016 / Front Of House
Artist Management for Connor Black-Harry.
Elizabeth Dawson-smith is a director, choreographer, performer, song/script writer and event producer, specialising in unique audience experiences that are both immersive and memorable. With a First Class Honours accreditation in nineteenth century burlesque traditions (2014), Elizabeth has made her mark on the vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque circuit, with two Green Room Award nominations (2012/15), ‘Best Dance’/‘Best Cabaret’ weekly awards (Adelaide Fringe 2020/21), a Fields Award nomination for her ‘Contribution to Australian Vaudeville’ (2015) and act direction for the winning entries of Miss Burlesque Australia 2014 (Zelia Rose) and Mr Boylesque Australia 2015 (Egson Ham).
Currently Elizabeth works with artists as a director, choreographer and dramaturg for live works across a range of genres, and produces seasoned works, films and boutique entertainment for the avante-showgirl company, Miss Friby (www.missfriby.com.au).
Miss Friby’s shows and acts have been highly regarded amongst numerous festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (2014), Splendour in the Grass (2014/15) and Falls Festival (2013-16) as well as high end theatre venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria (2012) and the World Famous Spiegeltent (2009). the company has received high acclaim amongst the dance community (featured in the ‘Immersed Dance Industry Gala’ 2013/14), invited to present alongside top international clowns at ‘So You Think You Can Clown’ (Comedy Festival Hub 2012), awarded a ‘Best Cabaret’ weekly award at Adelaide Fringe (2021) and was even featured as a finalist on Channel Nine’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ (2013).
Elizabeth is a creative producer that can seamlessly integrate her multifarious creative skills with her impeccable track record as a project manager and producer. For more information visit www.elizabethdawsonsmith.com.au.
Platinum Cre8ive is a unique, boutique music company that specialises in Independent A&R Consulting & Artist Development for artists and bands. Traditionally these are services were only offered by labels and managers.
They work with artists and bands to help them find and develop their unique voice, and effectively express it to the world. They help artists establish and achieve their goals in the music industry.
– Publicity and promotional services across radio, other media and social media
– Business consulting
– Advocacy for artists with disabilities
– Event and tour management
Sona Productions is an events, booking, touring and artist development agency. They work alongside local and international musicians, festivals, venues and government departments to carve out the new, inclusive face our communities through music and arts, ensuring that they build social cohesion through diversity and unity.
Selected past experience:
– Womadelaide / Tour Manager
– St Kilda Festival / Booking
– White Night / Booking
– National Multicultural Festival / Tour Manager
Artist Manager and Promotions
Mark Geary – IRL [Australian Territory]
30+ years Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
TV Producer | Researcher | Factual Development | Content Management | Copyright specialist | Interstitial Producer | Archive Manager | Programs: Rage, Recovery, History of Australian Music, + many more
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