After a late night meeting at Dimitri’s Pizza in 2011, Astral People was born. Founded by Tom Huggett, Leron Danilewitz and Vichara Edirisinghe, Astral People was established to stimulate a niche music scene within Australia, one that fosters innovative and experimental electronic artists. All managing individual emerging acts, Tom, Lee and Vic created Astral People in a bid to give these artists a home in which they could grow together. With a sold out launch under their belt, the boys went in all guns blazing, renting a shitty office in Rozelle and (happily) quitting their day jobs to put all their focus into Astral People. In 2015, Lee moved on to pursue new avenues in his career and the office expanded into a less shitty space to house a growing team.
Over the last four years, Astral People has become one of Australia’s finest music management and touring companies. Today, our management roster includes over 20 incredibly talented Australian musicians, whose careers we have nurtured and developed from the very beginning. Wave Racer, Roland Tings, Cosmo’s Midnight, Winston Surfshirt, Basenji, GL, Polographia, Dro Carey, Rainbow Chan and many more make up our family of local artists. Astral’s touring division initially began as another avenue into the industry that would provide the means to support our growing local roster. Now, having brought over 70 international artists to Australian shores, including Stormzy, Snakehips, Freddie Gibbs, Pantha Du Prince, Omar S, Lady Leshurr, Little Simz, NAO, Palms Trax, Nosaj Thing, DJ EZ and Moodymann, Astral People has established itself as one of the most respected touring groups in the game. As well as curating stages at Strawberry Fields and Subsonic Music Festival, our endeavours within the Sydney party scene have culminated in the much-loved Summer Dance, OutsideIn Festival, and Astral People x Vivid Live Showcase. These events have become renowned for their boutique approach, providing punters with a unique experience to see an eclectic line-up of international and local talents.
With the touring division now merged with Handsome Tours, and our local artists flourishing at home and abroad, Astral People continues to evolve into 2017.