Friday - The Bentley - 14:30
Vince Power founded The Mean Fiddler music venue in Harlesden and The Mean Fiddler Organisation in 1982. Vince was the founder and former Chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group Plc, which became the largest live music venue company in the UK, owning amongst others the Astoria, The Mean Fiddler, the Forum, the Jazz Café, Clapham Grand, Subterrania and the Powerhaus. The Mean Fiddler Music Group expanded to acquire festivals including Reading, Leeds, Homelands, The Fleadh and Tribal Gathering. Under Vince’s direction, the Mean Fiddler Music Group developed from one venue into an established brand overseeing eight music festivals, 14 live music venues, and numerous clubs, restaurants and bars.
In addition, he was operational manager of the Glastonbury Festival from 2002-2005. In 2004, a company owned by Clear Channel Entertainment (Music) UK Limited and Gaiety Investments acquired the Mean Fiddler Music Group plc for £37.9 million. In 2005 Vince acquired one of Europe’s most successful festivals, Benicassim in Spain, and ran the festival for 10 years. In 2006, Vince was awarded a CBE for services to the music industry and in 2008, he launched the Hop Farm Music Festival. In 2011, Vince oversaw the AIM market listing of Music Festivals PLC.
His intimate discussion with Trashed TV will dig into the heart of the music business.
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