Philip Blaine has been a festival and concert business producer for more than 25 years. He began producing underground electronic music parties in 1990, and with their explosive growth, quickly parlayed that into a flourishing full-service concert company. During that time, Blaine produced many of the first shows for electronic artists in Los Angeles, including Daft Punk, Portishead, Groove Armada, Underworld, the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, as well as special shows for Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, the Cure and Björk.
In 2002, he starting working with the Coachella Festival, followed by Goldenvoice until 2009. As Director of Festivals for Goldenvoice, Blaine also produced festivals including Detour, All Points West (NJ), Rothbury (MI), Mile High Music Festival (CO), Stagecoach, and Phish’s Festival 8 at the Coachella site.
From the inception of Insomniac Events in 1993, Phil served as a key advisor to its owner, Pasquale Rotella. At the end of 2009, he joined Insomniac as the Head of Business Development and co-created the Electric Forest Festival and the EDMbiz Conference. While there, he negotiated operational deals and hired staff to effectively scale the growth of Insomniac’s branded events, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and the Wonderland festivals series of Nocturnal, Beyond, Escape and White Wonderland.
In addition to his executive and business development roles, Blaine is recognized as a pioneer for his curation and development of large-scale installation art at music festivals. He also created and taught a graduate-level studio class at the Southern California Institute of Architecture with Large-Scale Installation Art at Coachella as the topic of study.
Blaine’s new Robot Picnic firm is currently developing new experience-driven festival properties. He also serves as a consultant to a variety of companies in both the electronic music and festival-related fields.
He also serves as Programming Chair for XLIVEcon www.xlivecon.com
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