STOCKHOLM, Sweden (VIP-NEWS) — It has been a busy year for FKP Scorpio in Sweden. The summer festivals have been very successful, topped by the sold-out premiere of Bråvalla Festival and the record breaking attendance at Getaway Rock Festival.
Sold out shows with Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Justin Bieber, The Tallest Man on Earth and many more showed that the regular concert business has also developed positively. After some readjustments in the Hamburg office, FKP Scorpio is now making another move towards expansion by repositioning its Stockholm team:
In the future Folkert Koopmans together with Rickard Nilsson and Marcus Lossell will be responsible for the concerts and tours. David Maloney, former Head Promoter at FKP Scorpio Sweden, is leaving the company to set up his own company: Maloney Concerts. FKP Scorpio Sweden and Maloney Concerts have signed a long-term cooperation agreement and will work close together on both shows and festivals. Maloney Concerts has already shows on sale with Michael Bubble and J. Cole.
Stephan Thanscheidt, head of festival bookings, who was recently named Managing Director FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH will be taking over the responsibilities from Gunnar Lagerman in programing the Swedish festivals and booking the international acts. Stephan Thanscheidt is now responsible for the entire programing for FKP Scorpio’s festivals in Germany and Sweden. Gunnar will continue as a consultant to FKP Scorpio selecting the national acts to its festivals.
Folkert Koopmans, founder and CEO of FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH, comments: “The positive trend at our Swedish festivals shows that we are on the right track. Now is the time to take the next step and set the course for the future. I am very excited about giving two promising team members the opportunity to build up the concert business with me. Scheduled concerts with Bastille, Youth Lagoon, Aluna George, The Lumineers etc. show the direction our office will take.”
David Maloney adds: “I have always wanted to start my own company concentrating on promoting shows. Folkerts encouragement and financial support gives me the opportunity to pursue my dream. I am looking forward to continue to work closely with my FKP Scorpio friends and colleagues.”