Mark Adam Harold

Mark Adam Harold is a British-born music and nightlife expert working in Vilnius, Lithuania since 2005.

Mark began his career in the music industry in London in the nineties, sitting in the basement studio of psychedelic electronic rock band Death in Vegas, animating skulls on a pink iMac.

In 2004 Mark discovered Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and he decided to emigrate. He promoted some of the city’s biggest parties, built the country’s first music streaming service, launched a DJ mix into space, founded an NGO to help Lithuanian musicians develop their careers internationally and curated the government’s Spotify account.

In 2015 Mark was elected to the City Council of Vilnius after a controversial campaign focusing on human rights and nightlife. He became known as the first Night Mayor of Vilnius and after leaving the Council in 2019 he founded Vilnius Night Alliance, a pressure group advocating for better nightlife regulation and development.

Mark’s advice has helped the people of Tbilisi, Budapest, Barcelona, Bradford and Dublin to regulate and develop their night economies. He has spoken in cities as far apart as Brussels, Berlin, Odessa and Kabul.

Mark was also hired as an Adviser to Aušra Maldeikienė MEP after working on her 2019 campaign.

Chair of Vilnius Night Alliance 2019 – present

Adviser to MEP 2019 – present

Director of NGO Music eXport Fund 2015-2020

Elected Vilnius City Councillor 2015 – 2019

Curator of Republic of Lithuania on Spotify 2018

Soundtrack for We Will Riot 2013

Recordbreaking soundsystem at Loftas 2011

Last Manager of Gravity club 2009 – 2010

First 100% Lithuanian DJ set Satta 2009

First live show on StartFM 94.2 2005