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Live Nation challenges AEG’s Hyde Park win

UNITED KINGDOM                
October 11, 2019
LIVE NATION Entertainment (LNE) has launched a legal appeal against the decision to award rival AEG another six-year contract to stage concerts in London’s Hyde Park. The Royal Parks, owner of the 65,000-capacity site, is…
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Main News

CTS Eventim takes stake in TCI

RUSSIA
October 11, 2019
Promoter and venue operator CTS Eventim has bought a majority stake in promoter Talent Concert International (TCI). CTS, which also owns ticketing provider partner.ru, will own 51 per cent of…
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AEG take full control of AXS

WORLD                
October 11, 2019
MULTI-VENUE owner and operator AEG now owns 100 per cent of ticketing company AXS, the business it co-founded with Outbox in 2011, using software developed by the company behind Cirque…
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Dickins family headliner coup for Noorderslag

October 11, 2019
CONFERENCE AND music festival Eurosonic Noorderslag will bring together a rare public family reunion with a conference session featuring veteran agent Barry Dickins from ITB, whose artistes include Bob Dylan,…
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TEG gets financial boost from Silver Lake

AUSTRALIA             
October 11, 2019
TICKETING, ANALYTICS and promoting company TEG is switching financial backer, after four years with Affinity Equity Partners. Its new investor, subject to approval by regulators, is US technology venture capitalist…
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Features

Spain

October 11, 2019
Enjoying a resurgent economy and live music industry that continues to strengthen since the government sales tax from 21 to 10 per cent in 2017, Spain’s concert and festival promoters hit a revenue high last year, report Christopher Barrett Although unemployment is still at an uncomfortable 14 per cent, that…
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Upwards and onwards

October 11, 2019
Like so many veterans of the live music industry, Tobbe Lorentz, an agent with UTA and marking 30 years in the business, started out on his own, help-ing out at shows and learning the ropes. But his talent for spotting talent and knowing how to help it grow soon shone…
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Festival News

Roskilde’s golden line-up

DENMARK      
October 11, 2019
THE 85,000-capacity Roskilde festival has announced the first headliners to mark its 50th edition. Located in the town of Roskilde, west of the capital Copenhagen, the 27 June and 4 July, will feature Taylor Swift, Mura Masa and Whitney. The not-for-profit event, which focuses on music, arts and activism, has…
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Creamfields boosts safety measures

UNITED KINGDOM
October 11, 2019
ORGANISERS OF Creamfields (cap. 70,000) has invested £2 million ($2.45m) into improving the site’s facilities and security for what they describe as a better customer experience. Proposed improvements for the festival include 24-hour security patrols, CCTV in the car park, increased visibility of welfare staff and incentives to recycle. The…
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Production News

Eps enters partnership with Fortitude

AUSTRALIA        
October 11, 2019
Infrastructure service provider eps Australia, a subsidiary of German multinational eps, has entered an agreement with Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall (cap. 3,000) to provide temporary seating, crowd control and overlay design. The new venue, which hosts shows by artistes including The Cat Empire, The Jungle Giants and Tyga, is run…
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SSL keeps Harris airborne

EUROPE    
October 11, 2019
The front-of-house (FOH) engineer for Calvin Harris, Nathan Lettus, needed a console which could travel with him, as the artiste played events including Germany’s Sonnemondsterne XXIII (cap. 40,000), Switzerland’s Zurich Openair (80,000), Creamfields (70,000) in the UK and during a six-week residency at Ushuaia (4,000) in Ibiza. Lettus specified a…
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