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Daniel Pike: 1974-2018

VMS Live consultant was 44-years-old

By Gordon Masson on 17 Sep 2018


IQ is saddened to learn about the sudden death of Dan Pike, the events and operations consultant for VMS Live.

A well-liked and respected figure in the UK live music business, Dan was formerly the general business manager of the HMV Forum, then owned by Mama Group, prior to which he had been a national tour promoter at The Mean Fiddler.

Since 2012, he specialised for VMS in the production of 3,000-5,000 capacity outdoor festivals and street parties and counted such events as the M*A*D*E Festival and10 Years of the Rainbow Street Party among his productions. He also held various production roles at Reading and Leeds, Lovebox, Fleadh, NASS and Shambala festivals.

As a national promoter, he worked on tours for the likes of Killing Joke, Tomahawk, Me First and the Gimme Gimme’s, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Residents, Amon Tobin, Mr Bungle, John Waters, Sparks and In Flames.

“We would like to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, partner, friends and everyone whose life, like ours, was made all the better and brighter by an extremely talented, creative and unique individual and above all a thoroughly wonderful human being.”

Working at venues, Dan held the diaries for The Mean Fiddler, The Forum, The Birmingham Ballroom, The LCR at University of East Anglie and The Waterfront, Norwich.

In a statement, his employers say, “Everyone at VMS Live is deeply saddened at the recent passing of Dan Pike. Dan was a much loved member of the VMS family and will be sorely missed.

“We would like to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family, partner, friends and everyone whose life, like ours, was made all the better and brighter by an extremely talented, creative and unique individual and above all a thoroughly wonderful human being.”

 


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