UK Fest Growth For Hallett And Global

Former AEG Live president Rob Hallett and Global Touring, the firm he was tipped to join after departing AEG, have taken a stake in the UK festival market.

Hallett, who eventually set up his own Robomagic at the beginning of the year, has taken a role on the management team of Hertfordshire festival Standon Calling.

Global Entertainment has announced it’s taken a significant stake in Broadwick Live, which produces global fests including Austria’s Snowbombing and the UK’s Festival No. 6.

“I am thrilled about Robomagic’s first festival connection and look forward to working with the existing management team towards the growth of one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative events,” Hallett told Music Week.

This year’s 10th anniversary Standon Calling July 31 to Aug. 2 has Basement Jaxx, Little Dragon, The Dandy Warhols, Ella Eyre, The Horrors and Roots Manuva.

Global chief exec Randy Phillips said it has always been part of the company’s strategy to expand into the festival and event space. “The inventiveness, creativity, and business savvy of Broadwick Live are the perfect complement to the growth of Global Live’s worldwide business model,” he said.