Lukasz Minta, CEO at Go Ahead
Go Ahead is one of the biggest independent promoter in Poland. We promote 100-150 show a year. We book small clubs and big arenas. This year we promote such artists as Florence & The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, Bastille, Aurora, Flogging Molly, Good Charlotte, Architects (UK) and many more
What is your favourite part about your job?
Bringing new acts to Poland, watching their development
What is the biggest challenge you face in your job?
Chasing agents and managers to send their acts to Poland but every year is getting easier :)
What do you look for in an artist you want to work with?
Perfect artists are loyal. If you help them at beggining and invest your time and money you can expect to work with when they achieve some higher position
What is one thing you wish more people knew about your job?
We have a great team. It's not one person company but eleven people in company do their best to make perfect events
What was your first job in the music industry?
I promoted show for my friends band when I was 15 and I had no clue how to do it
Favourite musical genre(s)?
Probably old style hard core and post hard core but I like many of them
Favourite non-music-related pastime?
Who are your musical heroes?
Jimmy Eat World
Go-to Karaoke song?
I hate Karaoke
Top 3 favourite albums released in 2018?
Dashboard Confessional, Nathan Gray, Alkaline Trio
Poutine, shawarma or pho?