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FKP cuts involvement in Danish festivals

EUROPE
April 27, 2018
 German pan-European festival and concert promoter FKP Scorpio has relinquished its stake in Danish festivals Northside (cap. 30,000) and Tinderbox (40,000). The company was the part-owner of Northside, which was launched in 2010 by Brian…
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LiveStyle festival exclusive for See

WORLD
April 29, 2018
In two related deals with Los Angeles-based EDM festival promoter Livestyle, See Tickets has secured significant market share in both the US and Europe, adding millions of ticket sales to…
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Italy fines Viagogo $1.2m and minister wants inquiry in Spain

ITALY/SPAIN
April 26, 2018
Controversial secondary ticketing platform Viagogo has been fined €1 million ($1.2m) in Italy by competition regulator Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercacato (AGCM) for failing to comply with consumer…
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Clash of the forums as new body accused of ‘divide and rule’ tactics

EUROPE
April 25, 2018
The arrival of a new organisation to represent artiste managers across the continent has been met with ‘astonishment’ by the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Organisers behind the European Music…
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Ticketing and live take CTS past $1.2bn as it acquires Vivo Concerti

GERMANY   
April 25, 2018
Strong performances in its live and ticketing sectors drove CTS Eventim revenue beyond €1 billion ($1.23bn) for the first time, in 2017. The pan-Europe ticketing behemoth saw revenue rise 24.6…
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Features

Denmark

April 30, 2018
The much anticipated arrival of the 16,000-capacity Royal Arena in Copenhagen has energised the whole live music sector, with local artistes also rising to the occasion with sell-outs there and Denmark’s status on the international touring circuit significantly enhanced.  Neil Bracegirdle reports Hailed as the gateway from Europe to the…
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Million-ticket phenomenon

April 29, 2018
It didn’t take long for Ed Sheeran to win a substantial fanbase in Australia and New Zealand, but while playing his first headline tour there, a run of six theatre shows in 2012, he surely could not have imagined returning to sell more than one million tickets for just 18…
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Festival News

Authentic festival experience at BBK

SPAIN
April 27, 2018
Fans attending Bilbao’s BBK Live (cap. 40,000) can expect improvements in all aspects of the festival as its prepares for its 12th year, say organisers. The Last Tour international-promoted event takes place from 12-14 July on Kobetamendi mountain, overlooking the city. “We have been making improvements year-on-year to improve the…
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A touch of the Irish comes to Sydney

AUSTRALIA
April 26, 2018
A fusion of Irish music, culture, dance and sport will be on display as part of the inaugural Magners Sydney Irish Festival, taking place in Sydney. The event, held on 10 and 11 November, will be staged at Sydney Showground (cap. 16,000) and Sydney Olympic Park (25,000), with a concert…
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Production News

Minimalist approach pays-off for Metallica

WORLD
April 28, 2018
Known for their preference for in-the-round performances, Metallica decided to use 52 one metre video cubes suspended above the stage for their c. Designer Dan Braun insisted there should be no traditional trussing on the show, so 36 of the cubes are suspended on steel cables and motion-controlled by a…
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Young takes the best from the rest

NORTH AMERICA
April 23, 2018
Country artiste Chris Young has nearly doubled the number of fixtures on his Losing Sleep tour, which is based on a number of features from the singer’s previous shows. Lighting designer Chris Lisle and production manager Mike Stanley worked with Knoxville-based Bandit Lites, to take the two overhead trusses and…
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