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Hub wins arena bid and acquires festival

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December 4, 2018

ITALY                

Hub Music Factory has won the contract to manage the open-air Carroponte Arena (cap. 8,000) in Milan.

A announcement follows a tender process initiated by the municipality of Sesto San Giovanni to find a suitable management company and promoter for the venue, which is situated within the former Breda industrial park.

“Our aim is to put together a high-quality offering of concerts and events,” says Hub Music Factory co-owner Alessandro Fabbro. “We have great expectations because we have seen, over the years, the enormous potential this arena has.”

“It is a very well-known and special location and we want to establish Carroponte as a versatile 2,000-5,000 – up to its full maximum – capacity arena where people can see great shows and attend a wide variety of events.”

The company already has experience of the venue, having promoted shows there by acts such as

In another expansive move, Hub has acquired the 5,500-capacity seaside punk rock event Bay Fest from former owner LP Rock Events.

The three-day camping event, which started in 2015, takes place in August in Bellaria Igea-Marina on the Adriatic Riviera.

“We have been curating Bay Fest’s artistic direction since the beginning, so its acquisition is a natural fit and it is also the optimal solution to keep the festival growing,” say Fabbro.

Among artistes who have headlined Bay Fest are Dropkick Murphys, NOFX and The Offspring

Other acts Hub works with include Rise Against, Suicidal Tendencies, The Hives, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion and Lagwagon.

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