Kilimanjaro Live has announced it is opening a new office in Wales as part of a plan to increase the number of shows it stages in the country.
It will be headed up by Pablo Janczur, who was previously MD at Orchard Live, the Cardiff-based concert promoter. It was put into voluntary liquidation in August with its directors, including Janczur, stating that the impact of the pandemic, and the increase in production costs and competition following the end of the COVID shutdowns, had resulted in "unsustainable losses".
Kilimanjaro Live and its parent company DEAG have been expanding their regional presence across the British Isles in recent years, backing Singular Artists in Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland, and acquiring Scottish promoter Regular Music. Although Kilimanjaro has already promoted plenty of shows in Wales, the new focused office will seemingly grow its activities there.
Says Kilimanjaro CEO Stuart Galbraith: “With over 20 years of experience in live entertainment across Wales, we’re very pleased to welcome Pablo into the Kilimanjaro Live fold. His knowledge and energy within this sector is second to none, and to have him on board will bolster our live music offering across the country, linking in with Kilimanjaro Live in London, Regular Music in Scotland and Singular Artists in Northern Ireland and Eire".
Janczur adds: "I’m delighted to be joining Kilimanjaro Live and bringing my experience and expertise in the Welsh market gained over the past 20 plus years. Our combined strengths in the indoor and outdoor sector has great potential for growth and innovation. I’m excited about the next chapter working alongside the team and contributing to further growth here".