Victorian Festival Professional Directory

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AANTHOLOGIES is a PR and Artist Management agency based in Melbourne / Naarm Australia.

They provide creative and strategic PR campaigns for local and international clients, covering all media platforms.

Specialising in alternative sounds, AANTHOLOGIES focus on finding ways for real people to connect with real music.

They are inspired by boundary-pushing artists and aim to facilitate meaningful storytelling across artists channels.

Selected experience:

– Falls Festival, Marion Bay (2020) / On-ground Publicist
– The Drop Festival – National, 5 cities (2019) / Publicist
– Splendour In The Grass (2019) / On-ground Publicist
– CHANGES Live Music Summit (2018) / Publicist
– Pool House Festival (2018) / Publicist

Specialised skills:

– Social media scheduling
– Web design
– Campaign strategy
– Ad campaign management
– Organic and paid reports and audits

Selected experience:

– The Village Festival
– Falls Festival
– Festival of Jewish Art and Music

After Dark Theatre


After Dark Theatre have been creating and designing circus experiences since inception in 2007.

With humble beginnings as a producer, an MC and with a handful of circus artists operating out of Melbourne, Australia, After Dark has grown to over 100 highly skilled circus, sideshow and variety artists, along with a team of designers, producers and technical staff.

The company’s international network expands to major companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Circus Oz and many prestigious European circuses.

Annie started her impressive list of credits at just eight years of age when she had her professional stage debut in The Sound of Music.

She also played Marcy in the stage hit, School of Rock, where she again, showcased her exceptional musical ability.

Last year, Annie performed in the US for one of NBC’s largest TV programs America’s Got Talent and made the quarter finals before coming home to work on the campaign “You Can’t Keep A Good Thing Down” for Virgin Australia.

Annie also recently performed in Sydney for the Woolworths Carols in the Domain and on Channel 7 for the Good Friday Appeal.

Architects of Entertainment


Architects of Entertainment (AoE) is an event production agency, delivering festival brands and artists to audiences, event plans and operations to internal stakeholders and unique, safe and accessible spaces to patrons.

For 25 years AoE founders Haydn Johnston and Nathaniel Holmes have lived and breathed live music, touring, production and events.

In 2015 they decided to consolidate their combined experience, IP and client base to form a company.

Five years later and now with over 200 shows delivered under the AoE banner, AoE are a team of five full-time staff, 200 contractors and more than 1,000 suppliers, all working in concert to deliver in excess of 30 show days a year.

Operating domestically and internationally, AoE has the capacity to manage, staff and deliver multiple festival departments simultaneously, delivering shows to spec and on-budget, no matter how tight the deadline.

Selected experience:

– Splendour In The Grass / Production Management
– Triple J’s One Night Stand / Production Management
– St Jerome’s Laneway Festival / Production Management
– Lost Paradise / Event Management, Site Management, Production Management, Event and Set Design
– Fairgrounds Festival / Event Management, Site Management, Production Management, Event and Set Design

Ashleigh Morris


Selected experience:

– Program Coordinator (artist and venues) / Melbourne Fringe 2021
– Co-curator/Producer of Let’s Take Over Festival 2021, presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
– Creative Producer at Let’s Take Over 2020, Darebin Arts Speakeasy
– Festival Producer of the Guild Fringe Hub, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
– Intern at Melbourne Fringe 2018
– Co-Creative Director of TASTINGS Mini-Festival 2018
– Creative Producer – Performing Arts at Mudfest 2017
– Performer at Fringe World Festival 2015
– Performer at Fremantle Festival 2014

Skills summary:

– Academic/Researcher (Masters in Arts and Cultural Management, University of Melbourne, 2019)
– Artist (Fuse Festival 2021, Let’s Take Over Festival 2020-21)
– Artist Liaison/Artist Management (Program coordinator [artist and Venues] at Melbourne Fringe 2021)
– Programming (Let’s Take Over Festival 2020-2021, Guild Fringe Hub 2019, Tastings 2018, Mudfest 2017)
– Logistics (Program Coordinator at Melbourne Fringe 2021)
– Public/Education Programs (Let’s Take Over 2020-2021)

Big Event Picnic Tables

Phone: 402226811

Furniture hire
Previous work
Australian open
Royal Melbourne show
Laneways festival
Beyond the valley
Festival of football
President cup
T20 women’s World Cup
Mooney valley racing
Melbourne racing club

BKA Events Pty Ltd

Phone: 434979218

BKA Events specialise in delivering engaging live events. While this is what we are best known for, we are passionate about delivering services that are flexible, innovative and customer centric. As such we are pleased to include virtual and hybrid events in our service offering.

Managing the total event experience, our team are hand picked for your event to deliver a tailored, seamless and interconnected experience for both in-person and virtual attendees.

We service various clients from a range of industries.

Bloom Entertainment by Design

Phone: 404773169

Provide performers (bands – both covers and originals -, MC’s DJ’s, instrumentalists, dancers, roving entertainment) for festival entertainment.

Provided all performers, AV, staging & production for the Melbourne Italian Festa (20,000 – 30,000 people) in 2019 and 2021, provide entertainment for consulate festivals, chamber of commerce and bike festivals.

Manage a number of cover and original artists. Liaise with festival organisers to search for and book appropriate performers, manage media coverage, VIP area, engage professional photographers and videographers to capture the event and help manage social media promotion.

Casey Bonacci Events are passionate about creating event experiences with a difference.

They design and manage incredible moments that help to build your brand and connect you with your audience, leaving them asking for more.

Located in Gippsland, they can take the stress out of creating an engaging and memorable event, wherever you may be.

Whether large or small, intimate or extravagant, you’re in good hands. Let them make your event vision a reality.

With a passion for books, writing, drawing and music, Cat was always destined to tell stories and communicate across a range of media.

This culminated in studying and achieving a Bachelor of Multimedia degree in 2004 from Swinburne University of Technology.

Cat has worked in agency, private and government roles – both external and internal communications.

Her true passion is in consulting, freelance and creative work that doesn’t require 9 -5 office duties.

If you need a skilled, experienced writer and content magician, get in touch.

Specialised skills:

– Press releases
– Artist profiles and bios
– Copywriting

Specialised skills:

– Booking and Tour Management (global)
– Music campaign PR management
– Music Consulting
– Artist Management
– Music Workshops

Past experience:

– Europe Tour Booking and Management (Algiers, Black Lips, Puncke)
– US Tour Booking and Management (Jonathan band)
– Asia Tour Booking and Management (Puncke band)
– Concert production for Warpaint, Noel Gallagher, Iron Maiden, Body Count, die Antwoord
– Eurosonic Showcase Festival
– MENT Showcase Festival

Colmed Group includes Colbrow Medics and First Aid @ events.

Leading provider of event first aid, event medical services, first aid training, first aid supplies, medical escort services, safety and various workforce personnel.

Providing on-site emergency event first aid medical services, first aid training and first aid kits (supplies and auditing services) to all types of events and organisations across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Perth.

Event suppliers and contractors typically perform the highest-risk works onsite and regulators have high expectations of those engaging contractors; those must take responsibility for confirming and documenting that they have appropriate safe systems of work, valid licenses/permits and suitable insurance coverage.

Released in 2019, Contractor-HQ offers EventManage which is an expansive, event contractor management module which can be used as a simple-to-use compliance framework to prequalify contractors engaged to perform works at events.

It highlights compliance gaps and automates the process of following up event suppliers and staff to upload documentation in relation to the services they’ll be performing. The Contractor-HQ team are experts in regulatory compliance and have created a platform that automatically maps service providers to ascertain what type of licences and certificates must be obtained from the event contractor to ensure their qualifications can be easily verified.

Councils can utilise this tool to manage (a) internally run events or (b) provide it as a framework for those from the community to ensure that regulatory compliance can be easily maintained. ContractorManage has been designed to facilitate this process (through automation) to let councils manage the process “by exception” and save hours of human resources if they’re involved in the process of collecting and maintaining the records on an ongoing basis.

EventManage has been designed to simplify the process of collecting required documentation from suppliers, while also helps administrators quickly identify which gaps need to be filled.

Strathbogie Shire Council – Case Study

EventManage digitised the process for the events team to capture new event applications and streamlined the communication lines between the applicant and those involved from other departments. They’d previously relied on manual processes to collate the information from members of the general population and present it to other internal stakeholders. EventManage helped replace Excel spreadsheets, plus multitudes of emails and phone calls to external organisers to capture the required information in the required format.

Creatrix Tiara

Phone: 403536959

10+ years experience in creative production, performance art, media, writing, organising, administration, arts management ++. Recent projects include:
– Directing and producing world’s first Fringe Festival in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
– Producing multiple shows for LGBTQIA disabled artist collective Quippings
– Producing Secret Society themed Alternate Reality Game (ARG) for The Village Festival
– Producing, performing, writing stage magic + storytelling + social justice show Queer Lady Magician
– Volunteer management for Freeplay Independent Games Festival
– and more!

Skills: Advocacy, diversity & inclusion & equity (gender, race, sexuality, cultural diversity, immigration status, disability), digital media, producing, stage management, production management, media writing, community engagement, research, artistic direction, administration, bookkeeping

Danielle Siers


Past experience:

Chi Wow Wah Town
– Financial controller (including all artist payments and international tax obligations)
– Box office management
– Vendor management
– Bar/hospitality financial controller

Rainbow Serpent Festival
– Bar/hospitality financial controller

Danielle heads up the accounting and finance department for Music Victoria.

Deathproof is a PR and creative agency offering traditional PR and marketing services, digital design, event production and more.

Current and past festival clients include:
– Melbourne Music Week
– Brunswick Music Festival
– Soundwave
– Harvest Festival

Deluxe Guitars & Backline Hire

Deluxe Guitars

Deluxe Backline is the #1 choice for international and local touring artists for backline hire in Melbourne.

Deluxe provide backline services for large scale festivals including Download Festival, April Sun Festival, Rising Melbourne, St Kilda Festival, Laneway Festival, Live At The Bowl as well as for small, medium and large club shows across Melbourne’s best venues.

Eastern Beach Art House


Eastern Beach Art House on the waterfront in Geelong offer accommodation and a creative environment for artists working across all disciplines. From those needing an inexpensive break away, to those seeking a different space for creative development or simply a comfy bed and privacy while performing in Geelong. Marty and Helen host this unique, luxurious private guesthouse.

Edwina FitzPatrick


Event Producer with over a decade of experience working in festivals, events and advertising.
Major roles/produced projects with: Dark Mofo, London 2012 Olympics (for Coca-Cola), Melbourne Writer’s Festival, BBC, Renault, AGP, PUMA, Adidas, The Times London Film Festival, Lake of Stars Festival and various roles across a wide variety of brand events, corporate conferences/dinners and festivals.
I also run a performer booking agency for on and off stage spectacle with clients including The Pleasure Garden, Dark Mofo, Lost Lands festival, various councils, Chi Wow Wah Town amongst others.

eM for Manage


Em Ireland aka eM for Manage helps people make their ideas realities. She coordinates festivals, tours, projects and programs.

Selected experience:
Bluestfest – Production and Event Coordinator
Chillout – Programming Director and Event Coordinator
The push – Regional Touring and Mentor Program Coordinator
Frolic Dark Rainbow – Artistic Director, Programmer and Event Coordinator
Be HereNow – Programming and Event Coordinator

Selected past performances:

– IsolAid Online Festival / 2020
– Cygnet Festival / 2019 (Songwriter Award – runner up)
– Westernport Festival / 2019 (supported The Badloves)
– St Kilda Festival (solo performance)
– Apollo Bay Festival (Young Performer Award – winner)

Evoc Safety can assist you with your Occupational Heath and Safety and Public Safety requirements to ensure your event runs safely.

Specialised skills:

– POPE Qualified Safety Officer
– Volunteer/ Contractor Inductions
– Pre-event / Post- Event Safety (Bump in / Bump Out)
– OH&S Compliance
– COVID Safety Management

Selected experience:

– Australian Open / 2018,2020,2021
– Midnight Oil at Mount Duneed / 2021
– Queenscliff Music Festival / 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
– Portarlington Celtic Festival / 2018, 2019
– Smart Living and Building Expo / 2017, 2018

Faulty Cat Productions

Phone: 402655177

Faulty Cat Productions offers a range of services across music production including editing, mixing, sound design, composition, project management, and consultation. Vincent Giles is an experienced composer and sound designer, active in the field for 13 years across installation/gallery sound-based work, festival management, and concert music. He is an experienced academic who holds a PhD in sound design and music from the Victorian College of the Arts. Prior to working in production, Vincent was a freelance bass player, teacher, and music critic.

Ferve Tickets

Phone: 417336164

For over 20 years Ferve Tickets has been servicing Festivals in Victoria and around Australia. Based in Melbourne we have a wide variety of film, arts and cultural organisations we work for, including Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Food and Wine, Melbourne Writers Festival, and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. We now provide a full ticketing system accepting Stripe, eWay, FatZebra and Square payments. Dedicated Point of sale software intregrated with Tyro makes on site sales easy. We have also recently (Aug-2020) launched online streaming for on demand and live streams, and allow hybrid events where people can attend in person or online.

Fiona DiBerardino


Selected experience:

– Fringe Festival / Online performances with ‘The Real Hot Bitches’, ‘The Dollar Bin Darlings’ and ‘Gumboot Theatre’ October 2020
– Seven Sisters Festival / Accommodation Assistant March 2020
– Unify Gathering / Wristband Attendant January 2020
– Moomba Festival / Assistant Stage Manager for Parade (Sectional) and Staff services March 2014-2020 (no parade in 2021)

First In Last Out (FILO) deliver management services for cultural and corporate events, festivals and the performing arts, with a focus on Production + Operations Management and Risk + Safety.

Led by Emily O’Brien, together with a bunch of production legends, FILO collaborates with a wide range of independent and freelance production personnel and with other production and technical services organisations.

FILO expands and contracts, allowing the company to engage the most appropriate collaborators for each unique project.

For FILO, Emily O’Brien has delivered the following projects:

– Risk and Safety Lead, Senior Production Management (MONA FOMA 2016-2021)
– Risk and Safety Consultant (ACMI, 2021)
– Risk and Safety Lead, Production Coordination (City of Melbourne – Creative Laneways, 2021)
– Risk and Safety Lead, Production + Operations Manager for Meat Market/Weelam (YIRRAMBOI, 2021)
– Risk and Safety Consultant, Operations Manager (Can’t Do Tomorrow, 2020)

Focus Banners is an event printing company the specialises in sustainable signage. We provide signage products and advice aimed at reducing the impact of events on the environment.

Our main products are scrim, crowd control barrier covers and corflute but we produce all types of signage and branding.

We have our own in-house programs to recycle banners and corflute.

Available for Hire. A cute, mobile, coffee and dessert bar offering barista made hot drinks, iced drinks and freshly made sweet waffles.

Festivals, events, parties, weddings, corporate, occasions of all kind! Style up the cart to suit your unique event. No two events are the same so contact Food Family Passion for a tailor made package.

Foreign Brothers is a community-based collective promoting local artists and musicians around Melbourne.

Selected past experience:
– FLOW festival / Production and Event Manager
– Soundsystem Giants / Production and Event Manager
– Strawberry Fields / Artist Liaison
– Fairfield in Feb / Artist Liaison

Event photography service, specialising in PR focused people photography.

Licensed and insured drone pilot.

Has been commissioned by the following and many more:

– City of Kingston Council
– Food, Wine & Music Festival for 10 years running
– Variety Victoria BASH
– Melbourne Italian Festa
– Groundswell Music Festival
– Globe To Globe Music Festival

Plus many more over the past 15 years and various events and festivals for City Of Glen Eira Council, City Of Dandenong Council and City Of Bayside Council.

Roving entertainment in the form of multi-skilled solo characters, giant puppets, costumed musical acts, activities, drumming workshops, circus workshop and more.

Selected previous festivals:

– Whitehorse Spring Festival
– The Clayton Festival
– The Little Day Out festival
– Moomba Festival
– Coburg Festival
Plus many more

Grand WaZoo Kings of Soul


Dynamic soul-funk-rnb band, Grand WaZoo has been entertaining Australia and the world since 1981 – now celebrating an amazing ’40 Years of Soul’ in 2021.

Boasting a mighty 10-piece soul orchestra of A-list musicians with an additional three stellar singers on the front line, this multicultural, multi-generational bands excellence and longevity attests to its quality – with wide appeal across generations.

The artists are masters of stages, large and small, with significant, vibrant performing experience at major events and festivals.

Selected past performances:
– Globe To Globe World Music Festival
– International Blues & Music Festival
– Eltham Food & Music Festival
– Moomba Festival
– Skandia Festival
– Bayside Festival
– Harvest Festival
– Geelong Beer Festival
– Summer Entertainment In The Parks
– City of Whittlesea Oz Day Concert
– Melbourne International Festival
– Comedy Festival Opening Concert
– Grand Prix events
Plus many more

Green Music Australia


Green Music Australia is a not-for-profit charity, working hand-in-hand with artists, festivals and venues to transform our sector into a leader in sustainability.

We convene industry roundtables and lead the Party with the Planet event alliance, which includes festivals like Beyond the Valley, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Lost Paradise, Unify Gathering, Rainbow Serpent and Strawberry Fields.

Greg Champion is an Australian songwriter, guitarist, radio personality and athlete.

Selected past performances:
– Port Fairy Music Festival
– Maldon Folk Festival
– Corryong Festival
– Sandford Festival
– Patchewollock Festival
– Mt Beauty Festival
– Yackandandah Fest

Has performed solo and in a duo, trio and 4-piece.

Experiences songwriting workshop faciliator at Victorian Festivals.

Experienced MC.

Presenter on Victorian radio, ABC 774 for 39 years.

Artist Management for Amos Roach (Amos Roach is a skilled Didge player, dancer and musician) and other First Nations Musicians, dancers and performers.

Events for First Nations performers including BlakBeat at Common Rooms and other regular events to present First Nations contemporary culture.

Producers of Neon Ngargee, a traditional contemporary Kulin Nations dance event and cultural installation piece that is participatory, interactive and… NEON!

A music and events agency on Gunditjmara country, Victoria, Australia.

i hear django provides a range of services, including artist management and mentoring, tour bookings, visa consultancy, release strategies and project/event management.

With over 20 years experience in the music industry, Amy has a wealth of knowledge to offer clients and works with both national and international artists.

Indigenous Outreach Projects


Indigenous Outreach has been running for over two decades in cities, regional and remote areas as a service provider.

They continue to work with schools, health organisations, youth services, councils, shires, festivals and more.

They are a collective sharing a common goal showcasing a passion to connect with youth, engaging them through music and dance.

They are most heavily booked nationally for one week long projects and celebrations of NAIDOC, Reconciliation and Harmony Week to name a few.

IOP use the arts for change through the power of dance and music. They focus on delivering health outcomes and positive messages to youth and community.

Their crew brings exciting, interactive and fun element to events, week-long project or extended tours.

They focus on delivering their motto “no shame, be proud, respect” by encouraging a strong mind, body, spirit and culture.

Their projects have been tried and tested and they have successfully engaged communities across the country and world.

Selected past festivals and events include:

– Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Festival
– Mornington Peninsula Australia Day Festival
– NAIDOC Week Celebrations
– Women of The Year Award Events
– Reconciliation Events
– Harmony Week Events
– Survival Day Events
– The Long Walk
– Sydney Road Street Party
– Performances for various councils, corporate events and festivals etc.
– School and kinder workshops and performances across the state and country and remote Indigenous communities
– Dust Up Festival

INTIX makes the ticketing experience better for everyone. Discover events made just for you, or create your own with online ticketing tools.

Selected festivals:
2021 Yarraville Festival – ticketing supplier to 1st Tier 2 free-roaming event in Victoria approved by DHHS
2020 WAFL Grand Final – largest non-AFL/NRL crowd pos -March in Australia in 2020
Listen Out – ticketing & gate operations
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show – ticketing & gate operations

Jarrad Thessman (JT)


JT, as he’s known to many in the industry, has spent 15 years working in events, hospitality and brand management.

He managed events at various Brisbane venues, before entering the world of corporate events at Metcash IGA, where he ran major conferences and trade shows throughout South East Asia.

Since 2006, JT has also managed various volunteer deployments before moving more into Site and Event Management in 2016.

He has held various senior roles at Beyond the Valley, Factory Summer Festival, Royal Melbourne Show and the University of Melbourne Open Day.

Jelleff & Co. has 30+ years of global experience in Live Touring and Events, working with many of the world’s leading artists, bands, concert promoters and event producers.

Jelleff & Co. provide production management, tour management, event producing, project planning & logistical services to the Live Entertainment industry, working closely with artists, managers, promoters, producers, agents, venues, suppliers and crews; while looking after all things touring, production and event management.

Their services include:

– Planning
– Budgeting
– Procurement
– Team sourcing
– Project accounts
– Risk assessment
– Immigration
– Travel and logistics

They can be part of a project from inception through to fulfilment, or drop in and out as and when their specific services are required.

They also have the expertise to manage a project or tour from start to finish, if a client prefers to be hands off.

These days their tours and projects are often Australia and New Zealand based, however over the years their continued experience working globally, particularly in the UK and Europe, has seen them develop an extensive network of skilled touring and event contractors and suppliers worldwide.

From theatres to stadiums…and everything in between!

Jonathan Dimond


Tripataka performs original compositions by the band members and unique arrangements of jazz repertoire.

The trio finds endless inspiration in the music of North and South India, Bali, Brazil, Cuba and many other musics from around the world.

Trained in these intercultural forms as well as jazz and European classical music, the breadth of the bands combined experience and instrumental resources far surpasses that of a typical contemporary jazz trio.

“There may be only three musicians on this recording, but their combined sound is as powerful and expressive as a great big band. Polymetric drum grooves full of deep funky soul; electric bass lines that float like butterflies and sting like bees; trombone melodies singing, soaring, and diving Tripataka’s ensemble sound is astringent, tough, and uncompromising – yet the loose authenticity of folk tradition saturates even the most complex pieces. Composition and improvisation interweave seamlessly, and the total effect is exhilarating — watch the movie inside your head while you listen, because the cinematography is terrific.” – Warren Senders, Boston, USA, 2017.

Katumba Latin Entertainment and Themed Events


Katumba is Melbourne’s premier Latin Entertainment Company offering an authentic Latin and Brazilian dance experience outside of South America!

Their professional artists with over 25 years experience will truly bring the life of the party to any event. With their world class entertainment they are renowned for explosive interactive floorshows, passionate performances and wild energy leaving audiences wanting more!

They are a well-established company known for bringing our vivacious Latin flavour to festivals, exclusive functions and parties for well over a decade best known for delivering dynamic interactive floorshows.

Katumba features professional dancers, live Brazilian percussion, capoeira, samba, salsa, showgirls, break-dancers, MCs, DJs and flash-mobs and pride themselves on providing the best quality professional entertainment.

Their artists specialise in bringing the vibrant culture and colour of Latin America to your event, combining traditional and contemporary rhythms from Cuba to Brazil in a high energy dance spectacular, feathers and all!

Selected past experience
– Sydney Road Street Party
– St Kilda Festival
– Moomba
– Latin Festa
– Johnston Street Festival
– Havana To Melbourne Festival
– Lord Mayors Welcome etc.

Leicashow Presents are passionate about getting great music out to the public and making sure that the experience for both the artist and the fans is one to remember.

They are primarily independent promoters and live music facilitators. They also have expertise in artist representation and offer personalised, quality service that takes into consideration both the artist and venue expectations and goals.

Experienced Project, Event, Production and Site Manager

Accredited Safety Officer, COVID-Safe planning and management, OH&S and site induction design.

Selected past festivals include:

– Dark Mofo
– Melbourne Festival
– Beyond the Valley
– Laneway Festival
– Boogie Festivals
Plus many more large and small festivals

Liquid Architecture


For the past 20 years, Liquid Architecture has been Australia’s leading organisation for artists working with sound and listening.

LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound and listening.

Liquid Architecture program encounters and create spaces for sonic experiences and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect.

To do this, they host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.

Loop Project Space and Bar


Loop is an iconic venue, project and event space located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

The venue programs festivals, arts events, film screenings, comedy, audio visual performances, DJ based events, creative forums and exhibitions.

The space features a Void surround sound system, intricate lighting, modular staging, superior DJ/AV facilities, large-format built-in screens, a selection of catered menus, exquisite cocktails, extensive craft beer range, international wine list, bar and highly flexible layout.

Festivals Loop has worked with include:

– Melbourne Music Week
– Melbourne Fashion Festival
– Melbourne International Comedy Festival
– Melbourne International Film Festival
– Emerging Writers Festival

1. Singer/Songwriter – performing my original music (pop) around Australia and performed in a charity tour to Belarus

2. Italian Pop-Classical Performer: Major act at Melbourne Italian Festa 2019 & 2021 (30,000 people), Lygon Street Christmas Carols (2017 & 2018)

Magnet Studios Melbourne

Magnet Studios

Music rehearsal and recording rooms for hire, including instrument and audio equipment hire.

Magnet is a home for creation – practice rooms and production studios in the heart of the inner north.

Whether it’s getting the band together, setting up a shoot in the spatial studio, developing a show, running a workshop, having a solo drumming session, or recording close-up vocals, they have 12+ spaces to suit your needs.

Experienced festival professional.

Selected past experience:
– Down To Earth 2020 / Artist Liaison
– Laneway Festival 2020 & 2019 / Artist Liaison/Artist Shuttler
– Laneway Festival 2018 / Resident Liaison
– Splendour In The Grass 2018 / Assistant Tour Manager
– Dark Mofo 2016 / Front Of House

Artist Management for Connor Black-Harry.

Mal Smith (Aust) Pty Ltd


Mal Smith has over 30 years experience in the industry providing Bar Management to a vast number of events. These include:•
• Good Things Melbourne 2018, 2019
• Harbourlife Sydney 2007 – 2019
• Listen Out Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, 2014 – 2019
• Listen Out Perth 2019
• The Falls Festival – Lorne and Marion Bay, 2013 – 2019
• Spilt Milk, Canberra 2016 – 2019
• Spilt Milk, Ballarat 2019
• Download Melbourne 2018, 2019
• Download Sydney 2019,

Medical Response are a premium provider of Event First Aid and Event Medical services throughout Victoria, including Melbourne, Geelong and Gippsland.

They use experienced first responders, qualified paramedics and nurses with real emergency services experience.

They cover all types of events – festivals, sporting events, motorcross, equestrian, corporate functions, concerts and community events.

Selected festivals:
– Golden Plains
– Strawberry Fields
– Rainbow Serpent

Melanie Dimattina


Experienced festival professional.

Selected past experience:

– National Artist Liaison Manager / So Frenchy So Chic, 2012 – 2021
– Event & Partnership Manager / The Australian Music Prize, 2017 – 2019
– Ground Transport Coordinator / Festival X, 2019
– National Artist Liaison Manager / Stereosonic Festival, 2013 – 2015
– Event Manager
Australian International Documentary Conference, 2017/2019/2021
– Event Manager
Australian Directors’ Guild Awards 2018 & 2020

Miss Friby

Phone: 422268615

Elizabeth Dawson-smith is a director, choreographer, performer, song/script writer and event producer, specialising in unique audience experiences that are both immersive and memorable. With a First Class Honours accreditation in nineteenth century burlesque traditions (2014), Elizabeth has made her mark on the vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque circuit, with two Green Room Award nominations (2012/15), ‘Best Dance’/‘Best Cabaret’ weekly awards (Adelaide Fringe 2020/21), a Fields Award nomination for her ‘Contribution to Australian Vaudeville’ (2015) and act direction for the winning entries of Miss Burlesque Australia 2014 (Zelia Rose) and Mr Boylesque Australia 2015 (Egson Ham).

Currently Elizabeth works with artists as a director, choreographer and dramaturg for live works across a range of genres, and produces seasoned works, films and boutique entertainment for the avante-showgirl company, Miss Friby (

Miss Friby’s shows and acts have been highly regarded amongst numerous festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (2014), Splendour in the Grass (2014/15) and Falls Festival (2013-16) as well as high end theatre venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria (2012) and the World Famous Spiegeltent (2009). the company has received high acclaim amongst the dance community (featured in the ‘Immersed Dance Industry Gala’ 2013/14), invited to present alongside top international clowns at ‘So You Think You Can Clown’ (Comedy Festival Hub 2012), awarded a ‘Best Cabaret’ weekly award at Adelaide Fringe (2021) and was even featured as a finalist on Channel Nine’s ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ (2013).

Elizabeth is a creative producer that can seamlessly integrate her multifarious creative skills with her impeccable track record as a project manager and producer. For more information visit

Modus Operandi Australia

Phone: 399899957

Modus Operandi Australia is a full service agency specialising in the arts, entertainment and hospitality industries.

We are scalable and dynamic in our approach and can offer services ranging from the oversight of a single functional area through to the complete planning, management and execution of your event from start to finish.

We can do anything or everything and have the capability to manage multiple festival departments concurrently, without compromise to the quality of our output.

We’re flexible in our approach and will work with you to strategise and execute a winning plan which ensures your goals are met and your patrons walk away with memorable experiences they’ll be talking about for eons.

Patron enjoyment is our priority over all else, the smiles are what made us join the circus.

we’re black and white // without the bull$#it.
Modus Operandi Australia – Part of the Modus Australia Group.

Moon Mother Productions Pty Ltd

Phone: 1300556264

With an experienced, passionate crew and over 60 years experience, Moon Mother offer production services for events throughout Australia from local community gatherings to major world class events.

Moon Mother prides itself on delivering beautiful staging, audio and visual experiences backed by top-of-the-range technology and expert management.

Services and business offerings:
– Mobile staging
– All audio & visual
– Lighting design & hire
– LED screens
-Mobile broadcast van
– Pope safety officers
– Production management
– Event management

Selected festivals and events:

– The Push Over / Arts Centre Forecourt Melbourne / Production and site fencing provider
– The Drop Festival / Production Management and production supplier
– Melbourne International Jazz Festival / Production Management and production supplier
– Eurora Music Festival / production supplier including mobile stages, audio and lighting
– Lost Lands Festival / Production Manager plus stages, audio and lighting supplier

MPH Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 411752316

MPH Australia specialise in providing creative, technical and practical advice and service to the event production and production lighting industries.

Since the company’s inception, we have expanded to become one of Australia’s leading event production and lighting hire companies, developing a reputation for friendly, down-to-earth service while providing access to state of the art lighting and production equipment; including Australia’s largest and most extensive range of Robe Lighting fixtures.

Our reliable service and equipment has seen us engage an ever growing list of clients, affording us the opportunity to work on many of the biggest festivals, tours, exhibitions and events around Australia.

We boast a highly experienced team, with over twenty years’ experience to draw upon in all areas of production lighting and technology, past and present, and have a proven track record in delivering superior service in an ever changing industry.

From day one, NSA Security has operated with a clear mission and strong core values in mind that have helped positively shape the development and direction of our company.

As well as a demonstrated ability to fulfill the commitments of any role, NSA Security’s success have been made possible by great emphasis being placed on developing close, open relationships with customers. This approach has time and time again helped NSA to successfully generate trust and understanding through rewarding and mutually beneficial partnerships.

OnePlan helps festivals with the planning of fencing, barriers, crowd control, parking, toilets, water points, tents, staging, staffing and so much more.

They work with all types of festivals from small local community events up to major festivals including Glastonbury.

Melbourne based, Director James Cook started his careers with Big Day Out and has since been involved in major events and festivals the world over.

As well as professional event planning and management services, Oregional offers a collective of independent and self-driven marketing, creative and strategy specialists across all disciplines.

Everyone in the collective is obsessed with big picture thinking, and gets a buzz developing ideas and producing results. Their services fall into three categories – marketing, creative and events.

Provider of Event Safety Services.

Their offerings include:

– COVID Safe Event plans for all jurisdictions (including submission of COVID Safe Event plans, COVID Safe Event Checklists, Attestation Forms [Victorian Public Event Framework Tier 1, 2, 3])
– Emergency, Risk and Safety Management Plans
– COVID Supervisors and Marshals
– Tailored Safety Management Systems
– Event Operation Control and Management Staff for Greenfield or Outdoor Events/ Festivals
– Liaison with Government Departments and VicPol
– Management of Event Operations Centre at COVID approved Events
– Provision of COVID Supervisors and Marshals
– Provision of Safety Officers (Place of Public Entertainment)
– Tailored design of Event Safety Management Systems

Selected festivals and events include:

– Sounds Better Together (4 events in Regional Victoria in January 2021 sponsored by State Government)
– Various Winery Festivals (6 events including 1 SBT) at Rochford Winery (Yarra Valley) from January 2021 including 2 x Wine Machine, The Big 90s Party, Vine Warp, Grapevine Gathering
– Frontier Touring presents Midnight Oil at Mt Duneed Estate (March 2021)

Holistic Risk Assessment and Risk profiling for outdoor greenfield events.

Platinum Cre8ive


Platinum Cre8ive is a unique, boutique music company that specialises in Independent A&R Consulting & Artist Development for artists and bands. Traditionally these are services were only offered by labels and managers.

They work with artists and bands to help them find and develop their unique voice, and effectively express it to the world. They help artists establish and achieve their goals in the music industry.

Services include:
– Publicity and promotional services across radio, other media and social media
– Business consulting
– Advocacy for artists with disabilities
– Event and tour management

Press Play is a boutique booking agency and tour promoter dedicated to presenting exceptional local and international talent throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Press Play work closely with a carefully curated roster, which includes some of the world’s most successful and respected artists to achieve creative touring opportunities.

They are focused on long term career development offering marketing and promotional support while assisting clients with all aspects of live performance booking.

Red Hill Entertainment


Red Hill Entertainment is the story of good people collaborating for the love of music. Founded by the widely respected McLaren Brothers from the Hills Are Alive Group and Jaddan Comerford of UNIFIED Music Group, Red Hill Entertainment are primarily Independent promoters who own and operate a number of Victorian Music Festivals in the South Gippsland & Goulburn Valley Region.

Red Hill Entertainment offers management services in the following areas:
Event Management
Programming & Curation

Owned and Operated Festivals Include:
Unify Gathering Festival
Land of Plenty Festival
Gippsland Country Music Festival
Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival
Inverloch Sounds of Summer Festival

Event Management Clients Include:
Live Nation Australia
UNIFIED Music Group
Support Act

Regional Business Toolkit

Phone: 402442296

Regional Business Toolkit supports organisations across regional areas to make the most of their digital tools.

They believe events and organisations can better use digital services to organise their data, streamline their delivery, and scale their impact.

Regional Business Toolkit has supported events including:

– Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show (current Chair)
– Shepparton Arts Festival
– Farm World
– Alexandra Pro Rodeo
– Careers Day Out

Services include:

– Website development
– Marketing automation
– Process/system development
– Business consulting

Safety In Numbers is a small business providing event risk and safety consulting services. Established by Tracey Wall and based in Melbourne, our efforts are concentrated in supporting local government, community, artistic and commercial events and festivals of all shapes and sizes. We have a rich history of success based on the traditional philosophies of personalised, friendly and prompt delivery of high quality event services.

Safety in Numbers is able to apply experience and skill in assisting clients with event management and safety strategies including end to end event management or any of the following: Risk management ,COVIDSafe event design and execution, Emergency management/incident control , Traffic management, Permits and compliance (POPE), Stakeholder engagement, OHS, Training, Public Safety, Security management, We can also supply experienced event staff including Site Managers,Public Safety Officers, Site Safety Officers and COVID Marshals.

Current spread of music clients includes St Jerome Laneway Festival, Hardware Corporation, Hanging Rock concerts, Velodrome Events, Marvel Stadium concerts for multiple promoters , Melbourne Music Week, Music Victoria and Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Scarlett Mac Events


Scarlett Mac Events is a boutique event agency based on the Mornington Peninsula.

The small team of dedicated event professionals produce outdoor events and festivals for the corporate sector, not-for-profit organisations and festival creators/visionaries.

Scarlett Mac Events also produces its own festivals including:

– Peninsula VineHop Festival
– Winefolk
– Pop-up VineHop

Other festivals Scarlett Mac Events work with and produce on behalf of others include:

– Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival
– Seven Sisters Festival

Sona Productions is an events, booking, touring and artist development agency. They work alongside local and international musicians, festivals, venues and government departments to carve out the new, inclusive face our communities through music and arts, ensuring that they build social cohesion through diversity and unity.

Selected past experience:

– Womadelaide / Tour Manager
– St Kilda Festival / Booking
– White Night / Booking
– National Multicultural Festival / Tour Manager

Spencer, a 17 year-old content creator based in Melbourne, combines his passion of music with modern art through digital imagery. Growing up around his father’s corporate audio visual company, he was surrounded by cutting-edge technology and world class events. This opportunity enabled him to excel in the field from an early age.

Services offered:
– Live Streaming
– Small Events (technical operations)
– Broadcast Camera Operating
– Filming and Producing
– Photography

Artist Manager and Promotions

Current roster:
Gallie_Music IRL

Melanie Horsnell

Mark Geary – IRL [Australian Territory]

30+ years Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
TV Producer | Researcher | Factual Development | Content Management | Copyright specialist | Interstitial Producer | Archive Manager | Programs: Rage, Recovery, History of Australian Music, + many more

Stage for Hire provide mobile trailer stages for hire. From a small presentation functions to a full on rock bands!

Sound and lighting can also be arranged through the company. No event is too small or too big.

Stages have been provided for:

– Brighter Days Festival
– Australian Beer Festival
– Brunswick Music Festival
– O Week at Monash University
– Ballan Autumn Festival

Bar Operator and Food Vendor Coordinator including contracting, selection and management.

Selected past experience:

– St Jeromes Laneway Festival Melbourne – Event Manager, Bar Operator & Food Vendor Management
– St Jeromes Laneway Festival Sydney – Bar Operator & Food Vendor Management
– Grapevine Gathering NSW – Bar Operator & Food Vendor Management
– Beyond The Valley – Bar Operator, Food Vendor Management
– For the Love – Bar Operator, Food Vendor Management
– For the Love – Urban Surf Series – Bar Operator

The Boite is Victoria’s iconic multicultural music organisation.

Founded in 1979, it supports excellent artists from diverse cultural communities, promotes cultural understanding through the dynamic presentation of unique cultural experiences, and nurtures creativity, collaboration, access to and active participation in the arts.

Through their prolific program of festivals, events, radio programs, music releases and publications they have presented and promoted hundreds of excellent musicians born in over 100 different countries at over 5,000 events before audiences exceeding 800,000 and just as diverse.

The Hey Mate Project

The Hey Mate

The Hey Mate Gig Initiative works to support and stamp out the stigma and social isolation experienced with mental health and anxiety.

They provide social and emotional support to improve the well being and overall experience of back-of-house artists, crew, etc, and front-of-house gig-goers attending events.

Working in conjunction with artists, venues, festivals, touring companies and more they aim to build a more inclusive and considerate culture, experience, and wider community.

The goal of the Hey Mate Gig Initiative is to change the way we look at wellbeing in the arts, bringing back that feel-good feeling for creatives, artists, industry professionals and the wider community.

The Social Crew is a boutique studio who specialise in conceptual development, curation, design, production and marketing within the creative industries.

Established in 2014 by Creative Director, Belinda Collins, The Social Crew draw from experience in more than 20 countries and guarantee a high class approach to live event design for individuals, creatives, micro-organisations and clients in a broad range of industries.

They collaborate with like-minded creatives predominately in art and music, bringing ideas to life.

In other words, they do fun stuff very well.

Tom works as a Sound Engineer in music, corporate events, theatre, and sports. He enjoys working to a high standard to deliver memorable and enjoyable events to audiences around the world.

Selected festival experience:
Assembly Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016-18 – Head of sound
Bristol & Greenwich Comedy Garden 2015-17 – Head of sound
Yirramboi Weelam 2021 – Head of sound
St Kilda Festival 2019 – Comms, data & CCTV installation
AsiaTopa 2020 (‘The Seen and Unseen’ and ‘The Mysterious Lai Teck’) – Sound operator and systems technician

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