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Ticketmaster deal secures market share

October 31, 2018
ITALY         Ticketmaster Italy (TMI) has struck a deal to provide all ticketing services for multi-venue operator Zed Entertainment. Zed, founded 20 years ago, owns 10 venues, include Padua’s Stadio Euganeo (45,000),…
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Main News

McFarland jailed for Fyre festival fiasco

October 31, 2018
UNITED STATES                William McFarland, the 26-year-old organiser of the ill-fated Fyre Music Festival, held on an island in the Bahamas last year was…
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Fullsteam for another Ed Sheeran record

October 31, 2018
Finland         Promoter Fullsteam Agency hopes its Ed Sheeran concerts next year will break U2’s attendance record, set eight years ago. To be held at Malmi Airport…
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Ticketmaster deal secures market share

October 31, 2018
ITALY         Ticketmaster Italy (TMI) has struck a deal to provide all ticketing services for multi-venue operator Zed Entertainment. Zed, founded 20 years ago, owns 10 venues,…
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Activists fined for Lorde cancellation

October 31, 2018
ISRAEL             Two activists have been ordered to pay 45,000 shekels ($12,246) for their part in persuading New Zealand singer Lorde to pull out of…
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Features

Poland

October 31, 2018
With a circuit of relatively new arenas across the country and established artistes staying for more than just one show in the capital, Poland’s promoters sense their market is close to being accepted as an important part of mainland Europe’s touring circuit. Tom Ambrose reports You only have to roll…
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Decade of achievement

October 31, 2018
As Flash Entertainment celebrates its 10th anniversary, its Canadian founder John Lickrish can look back proudly on a remarkable decade that has seen the company put the Gulf state of Abu Dhabi firmly on the global live music stage. Christopher Barrett reports Since 2008, Flash Entertainment has not only brought many…
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Festival News

Roskilde gears up for No 49

October 31, 2018
Denmark                The 85,000-capacity not-for-profit Roskilde Festival is preparing for another sell-out year for its 49th edition. Among the first wave of artistes confirmed for the event, which is located 34kms to the west of capital city Copenhagen and will be held from 29…
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Tool back after 13-year wait

October 31, 2018
UNITED KINGDOM             One of the highlights of next year’s 100,000-capacity Download Festival for programmer Andy Copping is the return of Tool to the bill. The 14 to 16 June Live Nation Entertainment-promoted event, which takes place at Donington Park in Leicestershire, will also feature…
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Production News

Achieving spectacular safety

October 31, 2018
WORLD     With a stage dominated by 13m high video screens running on an oval trackway, which parted to reveal the performers behind, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s production team placed safety at the top of their priorities alongside spectacle. The On The Road II (OTR II) tour designed by entertainment…
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Dead & Co on cue throughout

October 31, 2018
UNITED STATES      The show and visuals director for Dead & Company, Chris Ragun, says he designed the lighting for the group’s tour of “iconic” venues after careful listening to its songs in the studio. Formed by members of 1960s group The Grateful Dead with singer-songwriter John Mayer, the…
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