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Vince Power Gets CBE For Services To Music

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mean Fiddler founder Vince Poower has been awarded as an honorary Commander of the British Empire for his services to the music industry.

Through Mean Fiddler, the veteran promoter founded dozens of clubs and music events in the U.K., including the Reading Festival. He also arranged for the company to take over the running of Glastonbury.

Power disposed of his interest in the Mean Fiddler Music Group last year, selling the company to Clear Channel for £38 million. He re-entered the live music sphere by acquiring a majority stake in Spain’s Benicassim festival, as well as purchasing multiple bars and clubs in the West End of London.

“I am the last person I though would be awarded it,” he told The Independent. “It’s a nice recognition even though a lot of people are more deserving of it. But I am very happy and proud.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers