In 1999, at the age of 19, Stefan Lehmkuhl started as a trainee at the magazines Intro and Festivalguide in Osnabrück, both of which later relocated first to Cologne and then to Berlin. Lehkuhl became the editor for live-entertainment & events and head of the marketing/sales department. In 2002 he changed sides and began organising the magazine's event series ‘Intro Intim’. Since 2004 his main focus has been on the Melt! Festival, where is the artistic director. Since 2009 he has also co-organised the Berlin Festival. In 2008 he founded the booking agency Melt! Booking, which represents artists like Fever Ray, Booka Shade, Tricky, Tiga and Junior Boys for the German market and Schlachthofbronx, Daniel Haaksman, Edu K, Bonaparte, Bodi Bill and others worldwide. Lehmkuhl also consults corporate brands in booking bands and DJs and is programming events like 'Electronic Beats' and 'T-Mobile Streetgigs' amongst others.
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