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FKP Scorpio ramps up UK operations by recruiting DHP promoters

By | Published on Wednesday 2 September 2020

German live music firm FKP Scorpio is planning to ramp up its UK operations by recruiting two promoters who previously worked with DHP Family.

Daniel Ealam and Scott O’Neill have been charged with the task of building up a UK arm for the FKP Scorpio business, which is already a prolific promoter in multiple other European markets, and is allied to the promoter network of German ticketing giant CTS Eventim.

Confirming his company’s new UK focus, FKP Scorpio boss Folkert Koopmans says: “We are very much looking forward to working with Daniel and Scott, who have built up an excellent reputation and have excellent contacts. We are convinced that with their support we will be able to significantly expand FKP Scorpio’s activities in the UK”.

Ealam and O’Neill add in a joint statement: “We are so excited to build FKP Scorpio in the UK. We have long admired the company‚Äôs ethos and ethics and we truly believe that it is a force for good within the industry [which is] expanding at a time when we need strong promoters with good values working across Europe”.

“Folkert shares our vision for the business”, they go on, “and we have big plans to make this a huge success and support our artists, agents and managers, and give fans the ultimate live experiences”.

The new recruits and Koopmans will all sit on the board of FKP Scorpio UK, alongside Barry Campbell and James Cassidy, who – among other things – previously promoted the concert spin-offs of the BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ and ‘Planet Earth’ shows as part of a tie-up between the broadcaster and the FKP Scorpio business.