Eden Project team up with AEG Presents for new Eden Sessions joint venture

Being based down here in the South-West, we’ve been a fan of both the excellent Eden Project and their hugely successful Eden Sessions for many years now, so this is great to hear that they’ve joined forced with AEG Presents, with the latter getting set to co-run the concerts for the coming years.

AEG Presents are one of the biggest live entertainment teams and run the likes of British Summer Time Hyde Park, which I’ve attended and feature some outstanding acts, and most recently they’ve launched the successful All Points East fest, taking place in East London which starred the talents of The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Bon Iver and Christine and The Queens.

Photo: Ben Foster

While the Eden Sessions have pulled in some huge names since 2002, including the likes of Muse, Pulp, Elton John, Bjork, Paul Weller, Sigur Ros, The xx, Pixies, Tom Jones, Van Morrison and Queens of the Stone Age. AEG have also hosted some of the world’s biggest artists including Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and Paul Simon.

New company, Eden Sessions Ltd, has been created by the two organisations and they’re now looking towards to next series in summer 2020 but it’s not a complete overhaul as Eden’s Rita Broe, who has run the Eden Sessions for the last eight years, will lead the new company with John Empson, who was instrumental in launching the Sessions in 2002 and has booked every act since, will continue to lead on the booking.

Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive of the Eden Project, said:

“In 18 years, the Sessions have established an excellent reputation in the industry and with concert-goers. Our exciting new venture with AEG Presents teams Eden with the global leader in live music. It will give us more national and international reach and help us spread Eden’s mission even further.

Steve Homer and Toby Leighton-Pope, Co-CEOs AEG Presents, said:

“People use the word iconic a lot but the Eden Sessions fully deserves that description. They are innovative and the roll call of artists who have performed at Eden speaks for itself. They stand for quality as do we and we’re both dedicated to giving music fans a brilliant gig experience every time. This partnership is a big moment for us and we’re sure it will deliver great things.”

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