Geoff Ellis - Host City speaker

Geoff Ellis

Position: CEO, DF Concerts & Events

Geoff Ellis started his career as Entertainments Manager at Middlesex Polytechnic. He then moved to the Marquee Club and then to Glasgow in 1992 to join DF Concerts.  As the company rose to become one of the UK’s leading music promotion and event management companies, partly through the creation of T in the Park Festival, Geoff was appointed Chief Executive in 2001. 

Geoff and his team are dedicated to bringing the very best live music and events to Scotland. They are as comfortable promoting Take That, Eminem, AC/DC, Rihanna and Coldplay and the best emerging talent as they are managing Glasgow on Ice, The Papal Visit to Bellahouston Park and Radiance – Glasgow’s Festival of Light. 

Glasgow Summer Sessions was created in 2013 and the festival continues to grow and attract world class acts to the city. Geoff’s newest festival, TRNSMT, took place in July 2017 at Glasgow Green showcasing headliners Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro and attracting over 110,000 attendees. 

Geoff is also an executive committee member of the UK Concert Promoters Association and a board member of the Glasgow Tourism Leadership Group