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Ben Turner

Bestival and Bestival Toronto
London, UK
Ben Turner is one of the director’s of Bestival and Camp Bestival – an award-winning creative experience from the UK which widely heralded as one of the most unique and strongest festival brands worldwide. Turner has managed its creator Rob da Bank for nearly 15 years. Turner brokered a partnership with SFX Entertainment and Embrace from Canada to bring the experience to Toronto for its first international event. Turner co-founded AIF (Association for Independent Festivals) with Rob da Bank, and then more recently AFEM (Association for Electronic Music) – two trade bodies which help address major industry issues for festivals around the world. Turner is a shareholder in The Physical Network – a visionary global peer-to-peer marketing platform. He is also the manager of highly-regarded Canadian artist Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman.