Between Two Beers Podcast - Toby Burrows: The King Of NZ Music Festivals

Publish Date
Monday, 21 February 2022, 9:24AM

Toby Burrows is the king of music festivals in New Zealand. He’s a shareholder and former director of Rhythm and Vines, who's more recently tasted success organising Bay Dreams, Le Currents and Plane Sailing, while touring some of the world's biggest artists from Bryan Adams to Cardi B and Snoop Dogg.

We learn about the stressful early days of Rhythm and Vines and BW Campgrounds, and how he helped to put Gisborne on the international music map, how he created an ‘Endless Summer’ for 15 years, splitting his time between NZ and LA, and the famous faces he met along the way, including Joe Rogan, Paris Hilton, Kelly Slater and Freddie Roach, as well as attending Coachella 11 times.

His story is packed with movie-like tales of dealing with the biggest names in the world, but is underpinned by his razor-sharp business savvy and organisation skills.