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UK Promoters Communion and FKP Scorpio Announce Merger

UK indie promoters Communion Presents and FKP Scorpio UK have merged to form Communion ONE.

Communion was launched as a London clubnight series in 2006 by musicians Kevin Jones from Bears Den, Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons and producer Ian Grimble. FK Scorpio was a UK affiliate of German concert promoter, founded by Folkert Koopmans in 1990.

Together, the two firms have promoted some of the biggest and most exciting artists from around the globe, from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Noah Kahan, Sam Fender, and Lewis Capaldi, to Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, TEMS, The War and Drugs and Laufey.

Communion ONE will be led by a board including FK Scorpio UK’s Daniel Ealam, Communion’s Mazin Tappuni and Scott O’Neill. The non-executive leadership team is formed by Communion Music’s managing director Jamie Emsell, Jones and Lovett, FKP Scorpio’s Koopmans and the promoter Carlo Scarampi as a Partner.

Communion ONE’s senior staff will be rounded out by head of operations Carly Rocket, head of marketing Julie Morgan, head of ticketing Olly Goddard, head of production Rich Cheetham, head of finance Mike Werbowy and head of programming Jack Dedman. Sam Laurence’s promotion company imprint Dollop will also be included in the company, along with promoters Eve Thomas and Hayley Moss.

“Bringing our two brilliant teams together and combining our shared experience, resources and perspectives is the most natural thing in the world,” company officials said in a statement. “In doing so, we believe that Communion ONE is creating an even more compelling proposition for our existing and future clients. We’ve all had amazing success so far, but in many ways, we’re only just getting started.”

Communion ONE will plug into FKP Scorpio’s European touring network, with offices in 11 European countries and one of the largest festival offerings across Europe. FKP Scorpio sold 4 million tickets across Europe in 2023.

Communion ONE will also be producing a new three-night event series at Bristol’s 15,000 capacity Queen Square beginning in 2025, and will continue to book tvg hospitality’s UK portfolio and its London affiliates Lafayette, Omeara, The Social, and their new partnerships with Village Underground and EartH. The company also plans to expand its outdoor portfolio over the coming year.

Communion Presents’ sister companies, Communion Records and Communion Publishing, will continue to operate independently of Communion ONE.

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