A leading independent promoter, Diego Finkelstein (pictured), has sold his DF Entertainment to Live Nation Entertainment (LNE), with whom he has partnered on many shows.
Founded in 2015, the Buenos Aires-based company sold more than 500,000 tickets to events in 2018.
“The demand for concerts and live events across South America has never been higher, and the local insight of Diego and the DF Entertainment team will help us connect more artistes and fans throughout Argentina than ever before,” says LNE co-president and CEO Michael Rapino.
Among concerts DF promoted in partnership with LNE last year were Phil Collins and The Pretenders at Campo de Polo (cap. 30,000), Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age at Velez Stadium (49,000), and Harry Styles at DirecTV Arena (9,300) in Buenos Aires, which sold-out a year in advance.
It also launched the country’s biggest festival, with the US brand Lollapalooza (100,000), which counted Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers and LCD Soundsystem among headliners last year.
“We choose quality before quantity, and we’re always focused on delivering the best possible experience for both artistes and the audiences,” says Finkelstein.