Goldman Sachs CEO will perform a DJ set at Lollapalooza this year
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon will soon swap out his suit and tie and hop behind the decks at Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza festival.
The 60-year-old investment banker and boss of Wall Street-based financial investment company Goldman Sachs has allegedly been DJing for some seven years.
“DJ since 2015” reads the banker’s music account bio on Instagram. David Solomon plays under his own name and started his own record label in 2018 - the same year that he became CEO at Goldman Sachs.
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The banker, who allegedly made $35 million last year, is now slated to play Chicago’s Lollapalooza 2022. Announcing the news on Instagram yesterday, Solomon posted a picture of the line-up where he can be spotted at the very bottom.
“Excited to play Lollapalooza for the first time this summer. Proceeds benefit various non-profits in partnership with Playback Records,” he posted. All profits from the event, he says, will go towards NPOs tackling addiction.
Solomon will appear alongside the likes of Dua Lipa, Metallica, J. Cole, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly and Green Day over the weekend, taking place from July 28 - 31 this year.
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In 2020, David Solomon played at a charity event in New York which was investigated shortly after for breaking social distancing and lockdown measures.
The investment banker has been cautioned on tying the worlds of finance work and DJ hobbies together in the past. Speaking on a podcast last year, he said he felt no need to stop performing because of his day job.
"I thought about it and I said, 'I enjoy this, I'm not doing anything wrong, I'm not breaking any laws, I'm having fun. Why should I stop doing something I'm really enjoying?” he said.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter