Who we are
Connecting people, Creating moments and finding creativity in Collaboration.
The Collab was founded in 2019, by Ricky Oscroft and Michael Heaven, after a collective 20+ years working across many of the UK's major music festivals and live entertainment promoters.
Built around our core values and what makes us different — we're passionate and connected, with comprehensive knowledge to share and can offer opportunities that are 'year-round'. The Collab specialises in creating and negotiating collaborative partnerships, activation concepts and campaigns that bring together rights holders with culturally relevant brands, to ultimately create unforgettable live event experiences.
Michael & Ricky
connect. create. collab.
A hyper trendy, locally adored pop-up space and event series, celebrating The North’s leading food, drink & music scene
A vibrant and enchanting boutique camping festival for those who like to party – from the minds behind AEI Group and Cirque du Soul
An intimate, cool, creative festival for real music-lovers, set in the beautiful royal gardens at Larmer Tree in South-West England
A leading force in UK electronic music, synonymous with organising some of the most exciting dance events & parties across unique spaces in London
Two one-day festivals with a backyard feel and a diverse line-up, bringing together broad spectrums of electronic, afro-beat and reggae music lovers
A completely unique journey of musical discovery through R&B, Jazz, Disco, House, Funk & Soul – a festival with a BIG heart & community
‘Rebooting the Rusty Laptop’ – an iconic London open-air venue steeped in rich musical tradition with a month-long programme of top British acts
The last of the Summer parties, bringing a high-energy Gen Z focused festival experience to the UK’s best Pop, Dance and Grime.
A boutique celebration of Country Music and all the culture that surrounds it – the sights & sounds of Nashville right here in the UK