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Stuart Galbraith Stuart Galbraith is a British live music event promoter. He is the founder of Kilimanjaro Live Group, one of the United Kingdom's largest event promoters.

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Starting his career as Events Booker at Leeds University and then at independent promoter MCP, Galbraith went on to become Managing Director of Live Nation [1] and was responsible for the creation of Download Festival, Wireless Festival, Hyde Park Calling and the Live8 Concert.

Stuart Galbraith through the companies he controls take a fierce anti secondary ticketing stance. Having been a supporter of the Fanfair Alliance in the UK an organisation lobbying for legal controls over the secondary market. [2]

Viagogo a Swiss secondary ticketing platform filed a lawsuit against Mr Galbraith and Kilimanjaro Live in Germany over the anti touting rules placed on Ed Sheeran tickets on his 2018 tour. [3]

Stuart Galbraith has appeared on the parliamentary Commons Select Committee providing evidence on a Ticket abuse enquiry accused a number of prominent sites of reselling concert tickets in breach of the Consumer Rights Act. Viagogo were invited to the debate but refused to show up. [4]

Stuart Galbraith targets Google adwords as also profiteering from the secondary markets breach of law. [5]

Charity work

Stuart Galbraith is a committee member of Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef, The leading independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people. [6]

Stuart also is a regular fundraiser and keen cyclist and regular face on the Truants charity cycle ride. [7]

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