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Ticketmaster turns its back on touts and is closing resale sites

August 28, 2018
EUROPE         In a move that has surprised many, Ticketmaster (TM) is to shut down its secondary ticketing sites Seatwave and GetMeIn across the continent, in what it says is an effort…
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Main News

Desmond sells MCD to Live Nation and himself

August 28, 2018
IRELAND/UNITED KINGDOM         Ireland’s dominant promoter Denis Desmond has sold his MCD Productions company to a 50/50 UK partnership between Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) and his Gaiety…
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FKP hails 750,000 tickets sold for Ed Sheeran tour

August 28, 2018
EUROPE      Concert and festival promoter FKP Scorpio says its 13 dates on the latest leg of Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) European tour sold 750,000 tickets. Among the shows…
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CTS hails half-year revenue of $694m

August 28, 2018
GERMANY     European ticketing and promoting giant CTS Eventim is once again on course to top revenue of €1 billion ($1.15bn) annually, after posting revenue of €600m ($694m) for…
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Radiohead demand answers over stage collapse death

August 28, 2018
CANADA           Returning to perform in Toronto for the first time since drum technician Scott Johnson was fatally injured in a stage collapse, Radiohead have called…
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Features

Foundations in rock

August 28, 2018
Although he still wishes he had kept a stake in the fast-food restaurant he set up when he was 20, Jose Muniz’s steady, 35-year rise to be a dominant promoter across Latin America has had its compensations, despite having to overcome a host of seemingly insurmountable challenges along the way. Johnny…
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Sydney, Australia

August 28, 2018
ANZ Stadium  A: 15 Edwin Flack Ave, NSW 2127 T: +61 2 8765 2000 E: DarylK@venueslive.com.au W: www.anzstadium.com.au Principal Contact: Daryl Kerry Policy: Hire only Capacity: 75,000 In-house Concert Sound System: Yes In-house Concert Stage Lighting: No Examples of contemporary international (and some major domestic) artistes who have played in…
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Festival News

Matthews follows Chorus Line

August 28, 2018
USA      Lighting designers Fenton Williams and Aaron Stinebrink needed a multi-purpose fixture to achieve a variety of effects including backdrop lighting and silhouetting for The Dave Matthews Band’s Come Tomorrow tour. The set comprised an upstage projection feature, around which the designers positioned 30 Chorus Line 16 LED…
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Flexible lighting dazzles headliners

August 28, 2018
USA     Production manager Dizzy Gosnell designed lighting systems for the two main stages at Forecastle Festival (cap. 75,000) in Kentucky that aimed to dazzle in the daylight yet work with artistes’ touring systems and allow for quick set up. With performers including Arcade Fire, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell…
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Production News

Beatbox gets noisey

August 28, 2018
Denmark                Promoter Beatbox Entertainment is aiming to extend the festival season into the winter with the inaugural Noisey (cap. 3,500) at Copenhagen’s Tap 1. The indoor event, held on 2-3 November, will feature 20 acts performing across the venues two halls. “We’ll have…
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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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