Solo Agency and Promoters was formed in 1986 to represent artists for their UK and international touring. The original client roster was founded on the early 80's success of Big Country, Paul Young, Alison Moyet and Howard Jones combined with the New York punk of Iggy Pop and The Ramones.

Its first 'premier league' breakthrough was promoting David Bowie at Wembley Stadium in 1986, to be followed by the signing of Phil Collins and Genesis 2 years later.

Since then the business has expanded and moved with the times to include a portfolio of bands with a diversity of acts that now include Westlife, Starsailor, N*E*R*D and Celine Dion to name but a few.

Through our international links Solo are also European promoters for the very largest acts in history having organised tours for The Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna breaking a few box office records along the way.

Thirty four years after the original Isle of Wight Music Festival. Solo brought a one day event to the Isle of Wight in 2002. The next few years would see Solo expand the event into a major fixture in the European festival scene spanning four days and attracting crowds of 55,000 people. The line-ups have brought the very best world class calibre headliners to the island including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and The Police.

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Solo Trust representative

Robert Langford

Robert started his professional career training as a chartered accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward in London qualifying in 2000. After a stint working with BDO in Australia he returned to the UK and left accountancy practice to move into commercial roles. A lifelong music fan, Robert fulfilled his ambition of working in the music business joining Mercury Records in 2001 as the label accountant. In 2003 he moved from recorded music into live music taking the role of financial controller with John Giddings at Solo. In the 5 years Robert has been with Solo he has progressed to the role of Finance Director and has been instrumental on all Solo projects from the Isle of Wight Festival to the global tours of The Rolling Stones, Madonna and U2. Robert lives in Sutton, Surrey with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time he is a keen cyclist and snowboarder and has recently become addicted to golf.