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Damian Cunningham

Booking Agent & Music Festival Consultant,
Peats Ridge Festival
Originally from the UK but now based in Sydney Australia for the past ten years.
Principal booker, programmer & music manager for The Peats Ridge Festival now in its eighth year and has been recognised as a leader in diverse musical programming, sustainability and arts, recently winning the Global Green Award 2009, Greener Festival Award 2010 and 2010 Australian Event Award for Most Sustainable Event in Australia. Peats Ridge Festival is a three day festival one hour north of Sydney Australia 29th December- 1st January with close to 200 acts performing over ten stages covering a diverse range of musical genres

Started in the local music scene in the north of England after a short period performing in bands which lead to a shift to the more practical side of the music business in organisation, booking, promotion and venues.

Working mainly on a consultancy basis for large and boutique music festivals across Australia booking, managing and touring bands both domestic and international.

Over the past three years has developed strong working relationships with many Canadian acts, agents and managers having booked acts such as Born Ruffians, Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta, Jason Collett, Zeus, Carmen Townsend and Joel Plaskett for the Peats Ridge Festival.

Damian is also an electronic music producer performing under the name iSOMA.

Strong interests in indie, roots, world, indigenous and electronic music.

Damian Cunningham
Contact: damian@peatsridgefestival.com.au
Web: www.peatsridgefestival.com.au