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About Plan V Productions 


Vanessa Arscott

Vanessa started her live event career as a tour manager for artists such as Hawksley Workman and Sarah Harmer touring Canada & Eastern United States.  She then moved on to work as a Promoter & Production Manager for House of Blues Concerts and Live Nation Canada.  In 2011, Vanessa created Plan V Productions, cultivating a team of creative, like-minded production & operations crew. Vanessa has proven time and again that she is able to provide an excellent and positive experience for artist groups, production vendors, their crews as well as the fans. Multi-faceted and driven, Vanessa feels at-home both on fields and in theatres and has helped develop some of the largest outdoor festival events in Canada.   She has been acknowledged at the CMW Industry Awards as Production Manager of the Year in 2015 & 2017. She has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Canadian Live Music Association in 2018.


Brayden Lowery

With over 5 years of live event experience, Brayden has had the privilege and the pleasure to work on some of the largest festivals to come through Southern Ontario. Brayden studied and performed music throughout his childhood, culminating in a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Out of school, Brayden started working with the Glenn Gould Foundation, and has continued working and volunteering with different non-profit organizations including the Toronto Children’s Chorus and Karma Cooperative in Toronto. He feels at home with the Plan V Family and is looking forward to what the next festival season will bring!


Matthew Lederman

Matthew brings over 20 years of live experience to the Plan V team. His past work as a production manager, technical director, audio engineer, tour manager, venue manager and musician has given him the ability to work on events from a number of perspectives.  He has been integral as a member of the production team for the Montreal festivals Osheaga Music & Arts Festival, Heavy Montreal, 77 Festival, and IleSoniq. Since moving to Toronto in 2016, Matthew has been essential to productions such as Luminato Festival, Red Bull's 3 Days in Toronto, House Of Vans, Polaris Music Awards, and JFL42. In 2017, he led the production team for the City of Toronto for the 4-day Canada 150 celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square.  When not working on events, Matthew can be found working on music and film sound at his production studio Solaris Sound


The Team

Plan V Productions utilizes a wide network of experienced and skilled freelance crew and industry suppliers to support our events.   From production co-ordinators to artist hospitality managers; from audio, lighting and rigging crew to catering; from site operations to runners, we are able to put together a strong team of individuals and companies to suit the event.  Over the years, this team has become FAMILY and we always look forward to working together on all our events, large and small. 

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