Stephan Thanscheidt

CEO – FKP Scorpio


Stephan Thanscheidt, born in 1977, is the CEO at FKP Scorpio and as Head of Festivalbooking also responsible for the program of over 25 major open air-festivals across Europe based at the headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.

FKP Scorpio Konzertproduktionen GmbH started its rise towards one of Europe’s leading promoters in 1990, when it was founded by Folkert Koopmans. Today, FKP Scorpio is not only one of the largest German organizers for tours and local concerts, but also the largest festival organizer in Europe with offices in seven countries with more than 200 employees. The FKP Scorpio festival repertoire includes Hurricane, Southside, Highfield, Chiemsee Summer, M’era Luna, Rolling Stone Weekender, Metal Hammer Paradise, A Summer’s Tale and Deichbrand. On the international side, FKP Scorpio hosts Bravalla (S), Northside (DK), Tinderbox (DK), Provinssi (FI), Sideways (FI), Greenfield (CH), Indian Summer (NL), Best Kept Secret (NL), Nu Forms (AT) and Out Of The Woods (AT) among others.

FKP Scorpio ́s artist roster includes musical giants such as The Rolling Stones, Blink-182, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber, James Blunt, Pixies and many more. In addition to tours, festivals, shows and local concerts, FKP Scorpio is also the owner of the gourmet variéte theater PALAZZO, which opens its doors in the winter season in various European cities. Be it music or entertainment: FKP Scorpio is constantly seeking new forms of creative and innovative entertainment.