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Ex-Field Day booker Wood replaces Natasha Haddad, who leaves Festival Republic this week
By IQ on 25 Oct 2016
Lucy Wood, formerly a promoter at London-based Eat Your Own Ears, has joined Festival Republic as Latitude Festival’s music talent buyer.
Wood (pictured) replaces Natasha Haddad, who is leaving the company after three years to “spend more time in the USA”, says the company.
Festival Republic MD Melvin Benn says: “Natasha has become an integral part of the Festival Republic team and will be greatly missed in that role, but we obviously welcome her continued participation and advice in the consultancy role. Her work on Latitude has helped position the festival to be recognised for its innovative and exciting music programming. I wish Natasha every success in her future ventures.”
“Lucy brings a wealth of experience from her previous role and her addition to the team will absolutely help maintain Latitude’s ethos”
Wood, who replaces her this week, previously booked Eat Your Owns Ears’ Field Day festival in Victoria Park, London, and has promoted shows by Grimes, The xx and Beirut.
Benn adds: “I am very pleased to be welcoming Lucy, and have no doubt that her fresh and vibrant attitude will be an invaluable asset to the 12th edition of Latitude Festival and for future years to come. Lucy brings a wealth of experience from her previous role and her addition to the team will absolutely help maintain Latitude’s ethos.”
Wood says: “I’m really excited to be joining the Festival Republic team. Latitude has always been one of my favourite festivals because it has consistently strong programming, and attracts people who are devoted to music but not hung up on genre. It’s amazing to be able to programme for such an open-minded, music-loving audience.”
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