Kevin began working for The Great Escape Festival as Event Executive in January 2012. Prior to that he did everything from radio production and programming, band and club night promotions and conference management, mainly based in his beloved Manchester. Kevin’s first break came in 2007 where, as a student at Manchester University having hosted and produced numerous student radio shows, he secured an internship at XFM Manchester. From here, and engrossing himself ever more in the local music scene, Kevin began promoting clubnights and promoting bands such as Pete & The Pirates, Crystal Fighters and Spank Rock. During this time he also programmed and managed the In The City Conference 2010, and the FutureEverything Conference in 2011. He also set up his own student focused music business conference, Manchester Music Seminars, which premiered in October of 2011. Now at The Great Escape, Europe’s leading festival for new music, Kevin is primarily responsible for managing the festival’s numerous international partnerships and programming The Alternative Escape.