David Boardman

Course Leader Events Management

Dave runs Doddnaze Artists and Event Management – a booking agency for roots, folk and country artists which also organises events including the Preston Caribbean Carnival and Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival, where he is artistic director.

Dave also works at a range of other English and Scottish festivals as stage manager, compere and artist liaison co-ordinator and throughout his career has also undertaken roles including in-house promoter at Hebden Bridge Trades Club, music journalist, qualified teacher and youth worker.

He is the author of Safe Music – a guide for festival organisers about reducing the risks of sexual assault and abuse at music events. He did this as part of the White Ribbon Safer Venues Project, working closely with Safe Gigs 4 Women and Girls Against.

  • Manchester, Event Management