LUMINESCENT is an independent promotions company based in the UK. Formed by Ade Dovey and Ben Taylor with previous professional backgrounds as promoters and venue programmers expanding over 20 years of live music and venue experience.
Ben’s previous roles include event manager at Manchester venues Sound Control, Night and Day Café, Roadhouse, Jimmy’s and successfully launching Jimmy’s Liverpool. Ben also manages You Are Not Alone festival which is in aid of mental health charity Manchester Mind.
Ade’s background in venues ranges from programming grassroots venues to content manager for theatres and UK arenas. Formerly Head of Programming for Albert Hall, Gorilla and The Deaf Institute, Manchester Arena, Brighton’s The Haunt as well as working for established organisations One Inch Badge, ATP Festival, Melting Vinyl, The Great Escape Festival and ASM Global.
Combined both Ben and Ade have promoted a diverse range of musical talent and innovative artists from around the world including First Aid Kit, Mogwai, Everything Everything, 65 Days of Static, The Courteeners, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Nils Frahm, Oh Sees, Julian Cope, Sunn O))), The Coral, Battles, British Sea Power, Deafheaven, The 1975, GOAT, Neneh Cherry, Dinosaur Jr, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Seasick Steve, Cate Le Bon and thousands more incredible bands and acts.