America’s leading independent festival and event producer Danny Wimmer Presents is excited to announce the promotion of industry veteran Del Williams to Global Head Of Talent for the California-based company.
In this role, Del will oversee the curation and booking of all DWP festivals, one-offs and special events including the current festival roster: Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville. He will also work closely with Billy Brill and Seth Shomes to grow the representation of DWP Talent Services (DWPTS), a division that focuses on entertainment for casinos and fairs.
DWPTS was launched in 2021 with the acquisition of Billy Alan Productions, led by Billy Brill, a highly accomplished industry executive and consultant with more than 40 years of success in the entertainment, interactive media and casino booking industries. DWPTS’s current casino roster includes Thunder Valley (Lincoln, CA), Agua Caliente (Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, CA), Spirit Mountain (Grand Ronde, OR), Eagle Mountain (Porterville, CA), Pearl River (Philadelphia, MS), Seneca Allegany (Salamanca, NY) and Seneca Niagara (Niagara Falls, NY).
Williams and Brill secured an amazing trio of artists, the Eagles, Bruno Mars, and Santana, for the February 2023 grand opening of The Venue at Thunder Valley in Lincoln, California (outside of Sacramento), Northern California’s dynamic state-of-the-art entertainment destination.
“Del is part of the core fabric of DWP, going back to our roots in the Rock On The Range days. He was there when we started this company and it is fitting that he will help guide us as we continue to develop and grow our business,” says Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Our relationships with the artists and their representatives are more important than ever and we are thrilled to have someone as respected and skilled as Del to lead that charge.”
Del brings to his new role 22 years as a talent booker for some of the biggest brands in entertainment including a previous position as the Head of National Promotion for Elektra Entertainment. He’s a Billboard National Independent Promoter Award winner and was instrumental in the early success of, and helping to break superstar acts such as Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Muse, Sublime, Alanis Morissette and Maroon 5, among others.
Del has also been the co-creator of some of the biggest music festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion and KROQ’s Inland Invasion.
DWP is one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America, with events including Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, and Welcome To Rockville.