Ashley KOLLAKOWSKI (United-Kingdom)

Structure: Beacons Festival

Fonction: Director

Ashley has been a prominent figure in the UK music scene for the past 8 years having managed Wild Beasts (Domino Records) whilst simultaneously booking events at Brudenell Social Club, The Faversham and Nation of Shopkeepers. Also programming events for Vice / Noisey, NME, Stag and Dagger festival and running Bad Sneakers records that released the first 2 Wild Beasts singles.
3 years ago Ashley was approached by Moor Fest which was a small northern festival, in order to breath some life into it and book a more up to date line up. Ashley subsequently became a director and the festival became Beacons. It grew from 750 people to almost 10,000 in just 24 months. Artists that have played previously were Mount Kimbie, Danny Brown, Wild Beasts, SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Jamie XX, Hudson Mohawke, Factory Floor, Gold Panda, Melody's Echo Chamber, Local Natives, Bonobo, Django Django, Savages, John Talabot and hundreds more.
Ashleys new company Super Friendz is currently in the process of opening up its first venue called Belgrave Music Hall which is a indecent 200 capacity purpose built live music hall in the centre of Leeds. Acts booked so far are Factory Floor, Summer Camp, These New Puritans, MONEY, Active Child, Spector, Olubenga, Young Fathers, Sweet Babboo, Majical Cloudz, Big Deal, TRAAMS, Dutch Uncles, Superfood, Wet Nuns and lots more.
1 participation as speaker: