LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Jockey Club Live, a joint venture between the Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK's largest consortium of racetrack owners, and live entertainment company Live at the Races has announced that they are teaming up with AEG Live.
Under the terms of the deal, AEG Live will be take over live music promotion for Jockey Club Live and will be handling bookings for the company starting in summer 2015.
Jockey Club Live was launched in 2013 by Andrew Wilkinson and Simon Halden, in partnership with The Jockey Club, which runs the biggest racecourse group by turnover in the UK. Wilkinson and Halden have between them worked with numerous international artists including Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Take That and Kylie Minogue among others. Wilkinson is the founder of leading concert tour production and management company KingStreet Tours, while Halden founded Sports & Outdoor Media International PLC and The Frontiers Group. Jockey Club Live was established to increase the popularity and commercial success of live music events at the 15 Jockey Club owned racecourses around the UK. Over 300,000 people attended the first season of Jockey Club Live music events throughout summer 2014.
“We are delighted to welcome AEG Live to the Jockey Club Live team. Jim King and his team are hugely successful and internationally respected live music promoters who bring a huge amount of expertise and experience to the table. Under their guidance we feel sure that our 2015 programme of events will be amazing and will build upon the success of our first year,” said Andrew Wilkinson, CEO of Jockey Club Live.
Jim King, Senior Vice President, Live Events at AEG Live added, "We are delighted to be working with Jockey Club Live and look forward to bringing together a diverse roster of acts to play the renowned racecourses in 2015." – Staff Writers