Our Team

  • Dave T

    Founder, Event Producer

    Having worked in the music industry for over 30 years, it's fair to say Mr T knows what he is talking about when it comes to live events. Tour Director to Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, The Thompson Twins, George Michael in Wham!'s early days and Kate Bush in the recent 'Before the Dawn' shows at the Hammersmith Apollo, Mr T cut his teeth working with Britannia Row in sound and lighting. Touring eventually led to festival production by way of Judgeday Ltd. Festival in a Box was founded 8 years ago to provide small private experiences, rather than large scale events (upwards of 5,000 attendees.) Given his wealth of experience he understands how important every little detail is that makes up a good event, and there is no problem he can't solve. To summarise, Mr T knows how to put on a show. You'll find him... driving from festival site to festival site in his electric car, making very loud phone calls.

  • Beckie Parsons

    Event Producer & Project Manager

    The lynch pin of the company, Beckie's extensive knowledge of event production is obvious from the get go. The most hard working member of FIAB/Judgeday, Beckie confidently and kindly guides the rest of the team through the nitty gritty of every project - with particular focus on the logistics, health & safety and aesthetics. Beckie has a great ability to look at outdoor venues and see the best solutions to create truly fantastic events. Adept at managing large scale events from 30,000 people to smaller parties for 250 her expertise is second to none. Having recently completed her training with 'A Greener Festival' (http://www.agreenerfestival.com/) she is committed to promoting and implementing greener methods within the events industry. You'll find her... galavanting around on her horse, Arthur (when not chained to her desk!)

  • Natty Taraskevics

    Project Manager

    Having trained at the Stella Alder Conservatory in New York in 2011, Natty returned to the UK and worked as a freelance Event Manager and Artist Liaison for Judgeday at House Festival, Cornbury Festival and in 2014, as Logistics Coordinator for Judgeday on the Kate Bush ‘Before the Dawn’ concerts. Natty now project manages many of the company’s Festival in a Box projects as well as Far Fetched Theatre - a fledgling theatre company passionately encouraging experiential play, and active learning. Her experience comes from the creative arts, and Natty is never more happier than when coordinating the artistic, theatrical and logistic elements behind an event. A great team player, and focussed on delivering outstanding and memorable events. You'll find her...

  • Chris Hayter

    Technical Production

    Known fondly as 'a credit to the business,' Chris Hayter has been with Festival in a Box since it's conception. A whizz at all things, well... 'whizzy', Chris guides us delicately and patiently through the sea of never ending technical production. From PA systems to stages, lighting rigs and projection, Chris always comes up with the solutions to please all parties, in even the most challenging spaces. Chris has mastered the dark art of artist negotiations and is comfortably able to secure the best artists for the job...and then works very hard to keep them happy. Having toured with a wealth of musicians over the years, he understands their needs and what is required to give an exceptional show - to both artists and audiences alike. You'll find him...fiddling with things behind the stage - or in the bottom of a coffee cup.

  • Dan Whiting

    Business Development

    A creative and innovative operational leader with an inbuilt drive to deliver and achieve, Dan brings with him bundles of experience in sales and development. Often the first person you'll speak to via email or at the end of the phone; Dan's calm, friendly and straight-talking demeanour is a breath of fresh air. You'll find him...making complex and highly intelligible excel spreadsheets (which we all pretend to understand)

Our partner company Judgeday

Over thirty years of experience and expertise in providing comprehensive, integrated and above all effortless production and management has resulted in a core client base of some of the most respected and demanding clients in the industry. These include artists Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant and the Thin Lizzy estate, together with events as diverse as Soho House Festival, Cornbury Festival and the international WOMAD festivals. The success of Judgeday is founded upon a strong team with a total commitment towards maintaining a smooth running organisation wholly focused on satisfied clients and happy artists. Judgeday is especially well connected and an expert at managing large scale projects and budget scenarios from all areas of the industry.