Harvey Goldsmith CBE is Britain’s best-known impresario and is a director of Edge Investments.
Harvey is one of the UK’s best-known music industry impresarios, having since the 1960s produced and promoted shows with leading artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin and Sting.
He formed Artiste Management Productions in 1973 to produce and manage music artists, and Harvey Goldsmith Entertainments Limited in 1976, which became the UK’s leading promoter of concerts and events. He became involved in the Prince’s Trust in 1982, producing the first Prince’s Trust Rock Gala, and joining the Trust’s board.
In 1985, he produced the Live Aid concert with Sir Bob Geldof, raising £140 million for famine relief in Africa and the more recent Live 8 concert in 2005. He has also produced major operatic productions and was the worldwide tour producer for Pavarotti.
He is responsible for the annual Cirque du Soleil shows in the UK. Harvey was the instigator and producer of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 Arena in London in December 2007. From 2008 until 2012, he managed Grammy award-winning guitarist, Jeff Beck.
Harvey is Chairman of The British Music Experience.