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Martin Elbourne

Creative Director, Co-Founder,
Glastonbury Festival / The Great Escape
Redhill, Surrey, UK
Martin’s career spans 35 years in the live music industry. Highlights include: co-founder of WOMAD festival with Peter Gabriel; agent for the Smiths and New Order, 30 years as one of the main bookers /consultants to Glastonbury festival; co-founder/creative director of the Great Escape
(Europe’s leading showcase festival and music convention); co-founder of ‘M’ for Montreal, Canada and NH7, Puna (India’s leading new music festival).

Currently: working on Glastonbury, the Great Escape, NH7 and ‘M’ for Montreal; consulting/advising to government bodies and other international festivals; and recently spent a year as ‘Official Thinker in Residence’ to the South Australian government.

The resultant report on live music has now been approved and large implemented on this year he launched Musikthinkski in Leysin Switzerland and also co launching the new music cities convention.