Victorian Festival Professional Directory
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Architects of Entertainment
Architects of Entertainment (AoE) is an event production agency, delivering festival brands and artists to audiences, event plans and operations to internal stakeholders and unique, safe and accessible spaces to patrons.
For 25 years AoE founders Haydn Johnston and Nathaniel Holmes have lived and breathed live music, touring, production and events.
In 2015 they decided to consolidate their combined experience, IP and client base to form a company.
Five years later and now with over 200 shows delivered under the AoE banner, AoE are a team of five full-time staff, 200 contractors and more than 1,000 suppliers, all working in concert to deliver in excess of 30 show days a year.
Operating domestically and internationally, AoE has the capacity to manage, staff and deliver multiple festival departments simultaneously, delivering shows to spec and on-budget, no matter how tight the deadline.
– Splendour In The Grass / Production Management
– Triple J’s One Night Stand / Production Management
– St Jerome’s Laneway Festival / Production Management
– Lost Paradise / Event Management, Site Management, Production Management, Event and Set Design
– Fairgrounds Festival / Event Management, Site Management, Production Management, Event and Set Design
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.
Opportune Pianos is a mobile piano technology business in Victoria, featuring a bespoke service for your piano: Piano Tuning, Regulation, Voicing, Repairs, Cleaning and Reconditioning.
Festival and concert touring experience nationally and internationally, with a demonstrated professional portfolio of project work.
Tom works as a Sound Engineer in music, corporate events, theatre, and sports. He enjoys working to a high standard to deliver memorable and enjoyable events to audiences around the world.
Selected festival experience:
Assembly Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016-18 – Head of sound
Bristol & Greenwich Comedy Garden 2015-17 – Head of sound
Yirramboi Weelam 2021 – Head of sound
St Kilda Festival 2019 – Comms, data & CCTV installation
AsiaTopa 2020 (‘The Seen and Unseen’ and ‘The Mysterious Lai Teck’) – Sound operator and systems technician
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