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Promoters could be jailed for alleged Viagogo ‘collusion’

December 4, 2018
Italy                Leading promoters stand accused of colluding with Viagogo to ‘remove tickets from the official market’ and sell them on at inflated prices. Live Nation Italia’s MD Roberto…
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Main News

Data compromised in Tomorrowland hack

December 4, 2018
BELGIUM                   As many as 64,000 festival attendees of the Tomorrowland festival  2014 have had their personal data breached by hackers, although…
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Bestivals in Live Nation take-over

December 4, 2018
UNITED KINGDOM               Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) has taken control of two festivals from a creditor of the events who bought them out of…
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Rammstein win Viagogo court ban

December 4, 2018
GERMANY               Metal band Rammstein have secured an injunction against resale platform Viagogo to prevent it listing tickets for their 2019 tour. A ruling…
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TEG acquires TicketWorld

December 4, 2018
ASIA-PACIFIC         Regional ticketing giant and promoter TEG has acquired leading Philippines ticket agency TicketWorld, founded by CEO Bob Sewell in 1995. Ticketworld works across live music…
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Features

Argentina

December 4, 2018
Despite an ever-fluctuating economy and what one leading promoter describes as the worst downturn he’s experienced, the country’s venue operators, event organisers and passionate music fans will find a way to overcome the challenges, as they have before. Christopher Barrett reports. Among the many acts to have performed in Argentina…
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Fine metallic finish

December 4, 2018
It is a remarkable success story, with both the geography of their home country and their chosen art form presenting significant hurdles. But quality of music and presentation, and a lot of hard work, has paid off and the band is enjoying increasing popularity across multiple countries.  Johnny Black reports….
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Festival News

Creamfields scoops only UK Mafia show

December 4, 2018
UNITED KINGDOM    House music supergroup have announced they will headline (cap.) in 2019. Having only played one shows during a five-year hiatus, Swedish House Mafia have decided that headlining the 70,000-capacity Creamfields festival will be their only UK show next year. “We are excited to have Swedish House Mafia…
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Key solution to new Ultra home

December 4, 2018
UNITED STATES                The 50,000-capacity Ultra Music Festival will have an extended operating time next year, after its new site in Miami was confirmed. The dance event has been held annually in the city since 1999 and confirmed this month that it is moving…
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Production News

Going immersive in the Bowl

December 4, 2018
UNITED STATES      A performance by Bon Iver at California’s 4,500-capacity Santa Barbara Bowl aimed to treat the audience to an “immersive” audio experience beyond that delivered by a traditional left/right hung PA, according to front-of-house engineer Xandy Whitesel. He wanted to present the band, whose sound combines genres including folk,…
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Cheek glows under Sharpys

December 4, 2018
FINLAND Staging two shows to announce his retirement, Finnish rapper Cheek deployed 1,000 square metres of video wall at the 60,000-capacity Lahti Ski Jump Stadium, in a show broadcast on national television to an estimated one million viewers. A temporary amphitheatre was constructed under the ski jumps while the 60m…
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