Ben Ryles is a live music promoter and festival programmer at DHP Family. DHP Family are an independent national promoter who run venues in London, Nottingham and Bristol and also deliver hundreds of shows a year as well as festivals. In 2023 they were crowned Promoter of the Year at the UK Festival Awards.
Ben is the lead booker at Bearded Theory festival (a 15,000 capacity camping festival in the heart of the UK) and as part of the team that programme the inner city festivals Dot to Dot and Mirrors. During his time as a national promoter he has booked shows for CHVRCHES, Richard Thompson, Warmduscher, Cassia and many, many others. He has been working in Manchester for the past 10 years helping to develop artists from The Castle Hotel to The Apollo.