Philip Blaine has been a festival and concert business producer for more than 25 years. He began by producing underground electronic music parties in 1990, and with their explosive growth he quickly parlayed that into a flourishing full-service concert company. During that time, he produced many of the first shows for electronic artists in Los Angeles, like Daft Punk, Portishead, Groove Armada, Underworld, the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, as well as special shows for Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, the Cure and Björk.
In 2002, Phil starting working with the Coachella Festival, followed by Goldenvoice until 2009. While there as Director of Festivals, he worked on Detour, All Points West (NJ), Rothbury (MI), Mile High Music Festival (CO), Stagecoach, and Phish’s Festival 8 at the Coachella site.
From the inception of Insomniac Events in 1993, Phil served as a key advisor to its owner, Pasquale Rotella. At the end of 2009, he joined Insomniac as the Head of Business Development and co-created the Electric Forest Festival and the EDMbiz Conference. While there, he negotiated operational deals and hired staff to effectively scale the growth of Insomniac’s branded events, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and the Wonderland series of Nocturnal, Beyond, Escape and White Wonderland.
In addition to Phil’s executive and business development roles, he is recognized as the pioneer of curating large-scale installation art for music festivals. He also created and taught a graduate-level studio class at the Southern California Institute of Architecture with Large-Scale Installation Art at Coachella as the topic of study.
Philip’s new Robot Picnic firm is currently developing new experience-driven festival properties and consulting for a variety of companies in both the electronic music and festival-related fields.