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Stephen Budd

Stephen Budd is a manager, rock festival owner and Co-Chairman of the Music Managers Forum UK. Starting in music as a teenage roadie for Motorhead, he later managed artists including Heaven 17, Tanita Tikaram, Gang of Four, The Magic Numbers, Dry the River and currently Songhoy Blues. His producers have won Grammy and Brits for Lana del Ray, Lykki Li, Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Cee-lo, Santana, Madonna, Kylie, The Cure, John Legend, Björk, U2 and recently haveworked with Adele, FKA Twiggs. He co-founded Damon Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ musical collaborations project and created the annual ‘Passport: Back to the Bars’ charity concert series for WarChild, this year featuring; Coldplay, Florence & The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Jamie XX, Block Party, Above & Beyond. @StephenBudd

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