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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

June 22, 2018

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

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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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Netherlands

June 22, 2018

Following a difficult few years in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the Dutch market is now firmly back on course with in-demand shows, countless festivals and an insatiable quest to keep experimenting.  Neil Bracegirdle reports Every aspiring artiste that steps into Europe seems to dream of playing Amsterdam…

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Switzerland

May 22, 2018

A thriving market due to a healthy economy and generally wealthy population, the country has a disproportionally large festival sector compared with other markets and some believe it’s at risk of becoming a victim of its own success, with fears that the live music scene may be at saturation point….

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PARIS, FRANCE

May 21, 2018

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

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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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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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South-East Asia

March 20, 2018

Once a region where only a few established or niche artistes could venture and cover their costs, it is now becoming a regular touring market for international acts, as several countries have developed stronger infrastructures for live music. Neil Bracegirdle reports Regarded as a so-called emerging market for the last…

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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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