LONDON (VIP NEWS) — Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope both senior promoters at the UK operation of Live Nation have left the organization and are now rumored to be heading to rival AEG Live.
Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope have exited the company last week. The duo are well-known faces on the worldwide live music business circuit.
While neither side has commented on the matter, numerous sources have indicated the long-serving pair will resurface at AEG following a period of gardening leave.
Homer, Live Nation’s VP of music, promoted the Wireless Festival, among other events, while Leighton-Pope was the firm’s VP of promotions and was the promoter of the Calling Festival.
The development comes during a turbulent few months for Live Nation, which appointed Irish promoter Denis Desmond as non-executive chairman of its UK operations.
Desmond formed the LN-Gaiety Holdings Ltd joint-venture with Live Nation in 2004 and runs Ireland`s MCD Productions, the company behind festivals such as Oxegen.
Live Nation’s long-serving chief operating officer John Probyn left the company earlier this year to take up a role with new family event The Sports Show.
The firm acquired venue and festival operator MAMA & Company in August but recently offloaded Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen to bar and events operator Mothership Group.