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Ticketmaster UK scraps secondary ticket sites

WORLD
August 14, 2018
Within weeks of parent company Live Nation Entertainment reporting a 29 per cent leap in revenue from worldwide secondary ticketing activities, Ticketmaster (TM) UK has announcement it is closing its Seatwave and GetMeIn (GMI) resale…
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Main News

Jailed McFarland faces second fraud charge

UNITED STATES
July 24, 2018
While out on bail and awaiting sentencing on fraud charges, William McFarland, the promoter of the ill-fated Frye Music Festival in the Bahamas last year, was arrested again in New York…
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DEAG and Kilimanjaro acquire Scottish festival

EUROPE
July 23, 2018
German live entertainment conglomerate Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG) and majority-owned UK partner Kilimanjaro Live have purchased Scotland’s 16,500-capacity Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival. It is the second major UK acquisition by…
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AEG and Goldenvoice Take control of Firefly

UNITED STATES
July 14, 2018
AEG Presents, a majority owner of the multi-stage Firefly Music Festival, has bought the remaining shares in the 30,000-capacity event from Chicago-based Red Frog Events. Founded in 2012 and held…
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NEC plays down sale speculation

UNITED KINGDOM
July 15, 2018
A spokeswoman for arena operator NEC Group tells Audience that publication of strongearnings for the 201702018 financial year  and its ownership by private equity company make speculation of a possible…
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Features

Starry, starry nights

July 3, 2018
Still enthralling thousands of lifelong devotees and their offspring with the 14th incarnation of his All-Starr Band, Sir Richard Starkey – also known as Ringo Starr – proves, as if any proof was needed, that he is still rock roalty and not only because he was The Beatles drummer 50…
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New Zealand

July 2, 2018
It wasn’t very long ago that New Zealand was left off the map for many global tours and generally tagged onto Australian, when time permitted and Asia tours. But now it is a powerful market in its own right, helped by record-breaking shows and ticket sales for Ed Sheeran, Adele…
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Festival News

Stockholm to stage Lolla

SWEDEN
June 22, 2018
Stockholm is to become the third European city to host international festival brand Lollapalooza, with the location being described as “the perfect match” by organisers. The festival, which is already held in Germany’s Berlin and France’s Paris, will take place at Gärdet from 28-29 June next year and consist of…
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All about sustainability

IRELAND
July 5, 2018
The historic 3,000-acre Curraghmore Estate in County Waterford will serve as the site for the debut of All Together Now festival, which aims to be environmentally sustainable. The 15,000-capacity music and arts festival, which is being organised by promoter POD Presents, will take place over the Irish Bank Holiday weekend from…
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Production News

Bandit has Hangout covered

USA
June 22, 2018
With artistes including The Killers, The Chainsmokers and Kendrick Lamar headlining the 40,000-capacity Hangout Festival in Alabama, lighting supplier Bandit says it had to select a wide range of fixtures while accommodating any special effects brought by individual artistes. The mainstage featured over 200 fixtures, while Bandit also supplied lighting…
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Patronaat opts for SSL spread

NETHERLANDS
July 10, 2018
The three-roomed venue Poppodium Patronaat in Harlem has upgraded its audio system in its two larger rooms, installing SSL L200 consoles at front-of-house and monitor positions, all supplied by SSL Live Distributor Audio Electronics Mattijsen (AEM). Between them, the 950-, 350-  and 120-capacity rooms host about 500 artistes a year, including Franz…
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