Lout Promotions are Brighton based concert promoters and event producers run by Lisa Norman and Patrick Marsden, who have a combined experience of over 30 years in the live music and events sector. We promote hundreds of gigs in Brighton every year, working with artists from all over the world in venues of all sizes and often work further afield, taking our quality shows outside of Brighton and the South East. As well as promoting global artists we are passionate about grassroots music, supporting local musicians and playing an active role in our local music industry.
As well as being thriving live music promoters we also specialise in event management and production, and are proud to have produced The Great Escape Festival since it began in 2006, amongst many other events and projects.
Head of Festivals & Events
Likes – Spreadsheets, Gin & Tonic, Brighton & Hove Albion
Founder of Lout Promotions in 1996, Lisa has enjoyed a long career in music from a DJ and Club Promoter to Live Music Promoter and Event Manager. Working in a long-term role as Festival Manager for MAMA Festivals and Live Nation to deliver The Great Escape Festival in Brighton every year. Lisa works on several events and festivals throughout the year, specialising in strategic planning and project management to deliver the highest standards for our clients. A stickler for detail and a passionate team leader, Lisa seamlessly manages several projects at once always preferring to be busy. Although the old DJ name ‘Lisa Lout’ lives on, in reality she’s a mother of two who is more likely to be found at the side of a football pitch or walking the dog at weekends rather than painting the town red!
Head of Live Shows
Likes - Gigs, Preston North End, Running
Since joining Lout Promotions as a fresh faced intern in 2006 Patrick has gone on to promote over 1000 live shows as well as working closely with Lisa on the companies festival work. From The xx to IDLES, Adele to Catfish & the Bottlemen, Machine Head to Ben Howard, A Day To Remember to The Divine Comedy, Patrick has delivered sell out shows for countless more artists over the years from the internationally recognised to emerging local talents. With a very DIY approach Patrick has maintained a close relationship with many of these artists and associated agents to this day.
Photo credits: Mike Burnell