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Mark Ward
Background information
Occupation Tour Manager
Production Manager
Production Director
Years active 1990s-present
Associated acts David Bowie
Duran Duran
The Rolling Stones
Production Manager

Mark Ward is a production manager, tour manager and production director who has produced shows for artists including David Bowie and Duran Duran.


Mark has produced shows in countries from Germany to the Dominican Republic, and has a long list of tour production credits ranging from Coldplay to Tina Turner. These include Production Manager for six years on the Party in the Park, which is the largest single stage live music event in Europe with a prime site in central London's Hyde Park. This involved working with artists as diverse as Elton John, Destiny's Child, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys and Queen.

His other roles include Production Director for the Isle of Wight Festival, an event featuring acts such as The Who and David Bowie. He has also produced stadium shows for The Rolling Stones and two David Bowie tours.

In 2001, Mark was Tour Manager for Duran Duran's Up Close and Personal Tour. Later in November 2007, he was Production Manager for the Duran Duran on Broadway shows.

He has also produced a range of film premiere parties including Sex and the City and Batman and Robin, as well as lavish theatrical one-offs ranging from the 2004 Cannes Film Festival closing event (an all-star orchestral presentation on a vast stage built in the sea) to Prince Charles' 50th birthday celebration at Buckingham Palace.

Mark is passionate about the impact that the music business has on the world's climate and has been influential in persuading companies to look for alternative fuels and methods.

A selection of credits[]

  • Party in the Park (Production Manager - 6 years)
  • The Up Close and Personal Tour - Duran Duran (Tour Manager)
  • Isle of Wight Festival (Production Director - 2002-2004)
  • Capital Christmas Live (Radio London) (Production Director - 2002-2003)
  • The Bigger Bang Tour - The Rolling Stones (Production Manager)
  • The Bridges to Babylon Tour - The Rolling Stones (Production Manager)
  • The Re-invention Tour - Madonna (Production Manager)