Jun 28th, 2022
Lotje Horvers is a tour manager from Amsterdam. She has been active in the music industry for 20 years. She started out booking local bands when she was a teenager, and since then has covered a great variety of jobs in the live music industry: stagehand, production runner, merch vendor, agent assistant, stage manager & backstage hospitality. But mostly she has been tour managing, traveling the world working with artists playing anywhere from squats to stadiums. In recent years she has worked with M83, Robyn, Royksopp, The Knife, Fever Ray, Susanne Sundfør, Mø and ionnalee.
She’s passionate about opening doors to live music careers for women and gender minorities. Last year she co-founded the non-profit Backstage Pass, aimed at improving diversity and inclusion in the live music industry in the Netherlands. Backstage Pass organizes career days at pop venues for teenage girls, where women technicians explain the variety of career options in live music. She also mentors several young aspiring tour managers and hosts online workshops on how to break into the industry.
Host & Producer: Rebecca Wilson
Executive Producers: Beckie Campbell & Susan Williams
Edited by: Christina Hiromoto
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