Kilimanjaro currently operate the Sonisphere and Wakestock festivals (see below). On both reoccurring festivals and one-off major concerts, Kilimanjaro prioritise establishing effective and close relationships with the top suppliers and contractors plus local authorities and agencies such as the local police constabularies in the areas that the events take place. This has ensured that Kilimanjaro are welcomed back year on year to promote and run events in many areas and in particular London, Cardiff, Knebworth and Gwynedd where they have worked extensively.
Supported by teams taking care of ticketing, production, finance, artwork, marketing and digital, Stuart Galbraith and the Kilimanjaro promoting team of Alan Day, Mark Walker , Steve Tilley and Sam Thomas book acts as diverse as Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Example, Josh Groban, Metallica, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry,The Cranberries, Mick Hucknall and Jerry Seinfeld in venues that range from 50 people to 21,000.
Across his career Stuart Galbraith has worked with a number of major acts from the early stages of their careers, including U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stereophonics, Muse, Guns n Roses and Simply Red. Kilimanjaro firmly believe in supporting and developing the bands and artistes playing in pubs now to become the festival headliners and arena and stadium bands of the future.
STUART GALBRAITH BIOGRAPHY
Stuart Galbraith started in live music when he attended Leeds University from 1980-1984 where he was Social Secretary. He joined MCP Promotions in 1984.
Whilst at MCP, Galbraith promoted and worked with many artists such as Simply Red, Def Leppard, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Metallica, U2, Simple Minds, AC/DC, etc. He also had an instrumental role in the Monsters of Rock Festival at Donington Park.
Following the sale of MCP in 1999 to SFX, Galbraith undertook the role of Managing Director, and helped grow Live Nation UK, promoting tours in arenas and stadiums with many of the world’s biggest bands. He was instrumental in the creation of the Download Festival, Wireless Festival and Hyde Park Calling Festival.
Galbraith was also one of the organisers for the Live8 Concert which played to 250,000 people in London’s Hyde Park in 2005 and the Live Earth Concert at Wembley Stadium in 2007. Galbraith also promoted most of the major concerts in Hyde Park in the period 2000-2007,including Bon Jovi, Simon Garfunkel, REM, Queen, Shania Twain and the record breaking run by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, which played to 255,000 people.
This unrivalled experience and understanding of the opportunities,possibilities in live music,and passion fuels the concept of Kilimanjaro Live Limited.
www.kililive.com – Kilimanjaro’s main website showing current shows, tours and festivals.
www.sonispherefestivals.com – Kilimanjaro teamed up with K2 Agency to create Europe’s first touring rock festival brand: Sonisphere. Over the past four years Sonisphere has taken place in 13 countries across Europe.
www.wakestock.co.uk – Wakestock is a unique blend of music and wakeboarding and takes place in Cardigan Bay in North Wales. Now heading into its 12th year it continues to be one of the coolest stops on the festival circuit.