FestivalAsia has been created and is produced by individuals with a wealth of experience in different fields: event management, booking and representation of international artists/shows/exhibitions, live performances and promotion.
Lilisan Ltd is FestivalAsia’s creator and main producer sponsor.
Lilisan is the newly opened branch of the international booking agency and management World Concert Artists Ltd (WCA) – London, UK. WCA works with artists and shows like, amongst others: Vanessa-Mae, David Blaine, Keith Emerson, Cirque Du Ciel, Shaolin Warriors, Rhythm of the Dance; and exhibitions like Living Dinosaurs, Days of the Dinosaur, Taped, Gateway to Space, Maria Callas Exhibition and Experience Da Vinci.
Lilisan’s CEOs are: WCA’s CEO Corrado Canonici, and the Chinese-born, London-based international singer Li Li (recently Top20 in the USA Billboard charts). Their respective experiences in organising, live performances and first-hand knowledge on Asia contributes to making FestivalAsia a genuine, varied and professionally organised event.
Barley Arts International UK Ltd is the new UK branch of the veteran Italian promoter Barley Arts Promotion which has, in its 35 years of activity, promoted dozens of international artists including: AC/DC, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Zappa and Deep Purple. Furthermore, it has promoted shows and produces exhibitions, e.g. the world famous Gateway to Space.
Barley Arts International UK Ltd’s Chairman is Claudio Trotta (Barley Arts Promotion’s CEO and founder), a legend amongst international promoters. John Gibson is Chief Executive Officer, Barley Arts International Limited which he combines with his role of Managing Director, Best Union UK Limited (a part of Best Union Company S.p.A.). A senior executive in the live entertainment sector, John possesses an in-depth knowledge of, and experience in all aspects of the UK ticketing industry to include key stakeholders (venue owners/operators, producers/promoters, marketing and ticketing agencies), ticketing system suppliers, retail and distribution solutions, e-commerce, m-commerce and social media platforms.