Live Nation Australia and New Zealand has recruited The Wiggles touring manager Graham Kennedy to set up its new Family Entertainment Division.
Kennedy was once the guitarist for Sydney band Finch who had a hit song in 1977 with ‘Where Were You’. He went on to work for Festival Records then Warner, heading up the children’s division and overseeing all Disney music releases in Australia. Graham then worked with The Wiggles as their Senior Manager of Global Touring.
The Live Nation family division comes soon after the touring company expanded into comedy. Katie Minchin has also been announced as Live Nation’s new comedy promoter.
In a statement Live Nation Australia CEO Michael Coppel said, “We’re very excited to welcome both Graham and Katie to the Live Nation Australia family, broadening the offering of world class entertainment of all types to our audience in Australia and New Zealand. We look forward to greatly expanding our activity in these areas over coming years”.
Live Nation is behind the Australian tours for Dave Chappelle, The Wayans Brothers, Jason Byrne and Alan Davies. The company is also touring music acts Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Kanye West.
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