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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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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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Norway

August 28, 2018

A prosperous country with a booming festival scene and yet more domestic artistes reaching arena level and growing overseas, the only problem Norway seems to have is a lack of venue capacity at certain crucial levels. Neil Bracegirdle reports. The northern-most country in Europe, the Kingdom of Norway is renowned…

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Starry, starry nights

July 3, 2018

Still enthralling thousands of lifelong devotees and their offspring with the 14th incarnation of his All-Starr Band, Sir Richard Starkey – also known as Ringo Starr – proves, as if any proof was needed, that he is still rock roalty and not only because he was The Beatles drummer 50…

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Entertainment for all

June 22, 2018

Family entertainment business is all about good old-fashioned showbiz, but with a 21st century edge – creating shows, building successful brands and developing long-term international appeal in a sector that is becoming ever-more competitive. Christopher Barrett reports Family entertainment is the name given to a wealth of live shows that…

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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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MADRID, SPAIN

April 5, 2018

Audience takes a look at the world’s major cities and venues most used by international artistes.

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Fuelled by adventure

March 20, 2018

Starting out in the time-honoured way of driving their own gear from show to show, Fall Out Boy have risen through the ranks and crown their current tour with a homecoming show to 40,000 fans, but that’s not until they’ve passed through China, Japan, Australia and Europe.  Christopher Barrett reports…

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KOLN, GERMANY

March 15, 2018

Audience takes a look at the world’s major cities and venues most used by international artistes.

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Free-thinking mavericks

February 20, 2018

Many European booking agents and promoters had to self-educate and ended-up in places they didn’t expect, but Rob Challice’s 35-year journey from punk musician has led him to the extraordinary position of co-heading one of the fastest-growing, cutting-edge business’s in the game, Coda Music Agency.  Johnny Black reports   Whether…

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Meeting of minds

February 14, 2018

What started as a one-off business meeting three decades ago, with only 40 invitations issued, has evolved into the biggest gathering of international promoters and agents in the world – an event at which issues are debated, tales exchanged and deals concluded, by people who often only get to meet…

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Keeping pace with demand

January 20, 2018

Intense competition and rapidly advancing technology have seen the ticketing business become one of the most dynamic and sometimes controversial sectors of the live music industry, and without the services it provides, much of the live sector would grind to a halt.  Christopher Barrett reports   Major companies such as…

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Rocking around the world

December 12, 2017

Former Tennessee-based teenage exponents of pop-punk, Paramore have matured into one of the industry’s hardest working rock acts. After a two-year hiatus, Paramore is back on the road and venturing as far and wide as Montreal and Manila. Christopher Barrett reports. Paramore has come a long way since guitarist Josh…

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Anytime, any place, anywhere …

November 12, 2017

The air charter business is more competitive than ever, according to leading operators in the sector. Private jets not only offer privacy and luxury, they can make additional shows accessible on a tour, which would not be possible via commercial airline schedules.  Christopher Barrett reports.   Private jets have been…

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