LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation announced that it has significantly expanded its promoter team in France, the 6th largest music market in the World.
Angelo Goppe, formerly with Nous Productions, will join Live Nation as Senior Vice President Promotions and will focus on growing Live Nation's volume of international and local concerts in France. He will be joined by Armel Campagna and Damien Chombard-Boudet, both formerly with Gerard Drouot Productions, and Jonathan Miltat, formerly with Deluxe Productions.
Alan Ridgeway, Live Nation CEO of International Music, commented, "It is a pleasure to welcome this exciting young team of promoters to Live Nation. Since we entered France in 2007 through our partnership with Jackie Lombard, we have seen a huge opportunity to bring more international and local concerts to music fans in Paris and the rest of France. This great team of promoters, under the leadership of Isabelle Gamsohn, Managing Director for France, ensures that we are now well positioned to take full advantage of these opportunities."
Angelo Goppe added, "I am looking forward to working alongside Isabelle and the international and global touring teams at Live Nation to become the leading concert promoter in France."
Live Nation's other activities in France currently include partnerships with promoter Jackie Lombard, with France Leduc and Herman Schueremans in Main Square Festival and with Vega SA for the management of the Nikaia arena in Nice.
Upcoming events promoted by Live Nation France include Paul McCartney (10 December), Depeche Mode (17-20 January 2010) and Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco (21 January – 5 February 2010). Full details of these and all other shows can be found on www.livenation.fr . –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers