DHP Family has brought in the former Head Of Venues & Events at VICE UK to deliver ‘best in class’ programming across its London venues.
As DHP’s new Head Of Venue Programming, London, Ed Lilo will work with external and in-house promoters across three London venues; Oslo in Hackney and two newer acquisitions The Garage in Highbury and The Borderline in Soho.
Ed joins DHP having spent more than three years at VICE UK managing the programming, marketing and event production for over 100 events a month as well as delivering large scale events, brand activations and promoting upwards of 50 concerts a year.
DHP Family owner George Akins said: “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, as well as continuing the success we’ve already had with Oslo”.
His first priority will be to create a programme around the significant refurbishments scheduled for The Borderline and The Garage and to build on the successful first few years for Oslo, which has already established itself as a leading bar, club and live music venue.
With an extensive knowledge of new music across a variety of genres and experience of working with internationally renowned brands and high profile artists, Ed will also be getting involved with all aspects of the venues’ operations from club nights and marketing to brand partnerships, production and operations.
Ed said: ”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.”
Based at DHP’s London Fields office, Ed will be spending time in all the venues as well as working closely with the team at its Nottingham base.
Born in Sheffield in 1985, Ed began promoting music events at the age of 17 and moved to Brighton in 2005, where he worked for various advertising agencies, was music editor for a fashion magazine and sold records at Resident before opening independent venue the Green Door Store and joining VICE UK in 2013.