Sunday, 14 December 2014

Benn honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the EFAs

Melvin Benn
Melvin Benn is to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's European Festival Awards at EuroSonic in Groningen in January. Melvin Benn is a music promoter and Managing Director of Festival Republic, the company behind UK and overseas festivals including Latitude, Reading & Leeds and Electric Picnic, and the production of live music events including the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park events Proms in the Park and Festival in a Day and Longitude, Summer Nights at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Marlay Park Concerts in Ireland. Benn is also a director of environmental campaign group Julie's Bicycle and has been a leader in sustainable event production: three of Festival Republic's events hold the highest Creative Industry Green rating, 3 stars (Latitude, Reading & Leeds).

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