Aaron Mellor
Aaron Mellor
chief executive
Tokyo Industries

Tokyo Industries operate 45 of the UKs coolest music venues, clubs and festivals, which include ‘Digital’ and ‘Tup Tup Palace’ in Newcastle, ‘Factory’, ‘Impossible’, ‘The Deaf Institute’ and ‘Gorilla’ in Manchester, ‘Lost Village Festival’ in Lincolnshire. Alongside 7 International venues in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Dubai, Croatia and Ibiza.

Prior to lockdown the company expanded into restaurants with its purchase of ‘Reds True Barbecue’, which during lockdown pivoted heavily into the supermarket FMCG market. Newer investments in Ibiza radio station & digital art platform: www.OpenLab.fm Generative design platform ‘HackRod’ and the ultra-creative magazine / fashion agency www.OffTheRailsMag.com . Aaron believes the future of venues will be a fusion of ‘Music – Art – Fashion’ in both an online and real experiential format www.TOKYOindustries.com