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Lilo, Vice UK's ex-head of venues and events, will programme The Borderline, The Garage and Hackney's Oslo
By IQ on 03 Oct 2016
DHP Family has hired a new head of programming for its three London venues.
Ed Lilo, formerly head of venues and events at Vice UK, will work with in-house and external promoters to deliver “best-in-class programming” at Oslo (350-cap.) in Hackney, The Borderline (300-cap.) in Soho and The Garage (600-cap.) in Islington, with his first priority being to create a programme around the refurbishments scheduled for The Borderline and The Garage, which DHP Family bought from MAMA & Company/Live Nation in May.
Lilo (pictured) spent three years at underground magazine-turned-media giant Vice UK, managing the programming, marketing and event production for over 100 events a month and promoting more than 50 concerts a year.
“I hope to bring a new perspective to what DHP is doing now and a focus on creating awesome concert diaries for both The Garage and The Borderline”
George Akins, the owner of Nottingham-based DHP, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Ed on board. He’s got great experience in creative venue programming in London, as well as a host of other skills to help us make The Garage and The Borderline into must-play venues [and] continue the success we’ve already had with Oslo”.
Lilo adds: “I hope to bring a new perspective to what DHP is doing now and a focus on creating awesome concert diaries for both The Garage and The Borderline, as well as planning for 2017 and beyond.
“DHP works at a scale that’s attractive: small enough to care but big enough to make stuff happen. They’re established and ambitious and care about what they do, but aren’t afraid to try projects that others don’t expect of them. And their venues and concerts are all produced to a really high standard.”
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