Founder / Co-Producer, Big Day Out / Creative Festival Entertainment
A successful promoter/artist manager and record label executive since 1982 and instrumental in the early career success of New Order, The Ramones, Kate Ceberano, Nick Cave, The Birthday Party, Lou Reed, INXS and the Violent Femmes. Ken’s experience led to the creation of Australia’s first youth culture and urban festival, the Big Day Out. West’s intuition around changing trends and the establishment of the festival as a breaker of new acts is profound.
Ken appears on the 2013 Face The Music session:
What The Festival!