Coachella Cancellation Leaves Other California Festivals In Limbo
A handful of music festivals this spring and summer were been postponed to the fall, though as coronavirus remains rampant across the states, many events remain in limbo. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – the country’s largest music festival, was originally set to take place throughout April, alongside... Read more
Australian Entertainment Executives Form Coalition To Revive Events
Top executives across the Australian entertainment industry have joined together to focus on reviving live events in the aftermath of a global pandemic. The Live Event Industry Forum (LEIF) features representatives from the country’s sports and entertainment groups with the goal of creating an industry-wide roadmap for reopening as... Read more
Health Experts Reveal Timeline For Return To Mass Gatherings
The live event industry is ultimately halted for the time being, with thousands of festivals and concerts postponed or cancelled throughout the remainder of 2020. While different industry experts have varying opinions on the return of mass gatherings, several epidemiologists have other predictions. The New York Times asked over... Read more
Celebrities Contribute $30M To Virtual Concert Startup
The virtual concert startup company Wave is on-the-rise, and just announced support from various celebrities, garnering $30 million in series B funding. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the funding was led by Maveron with participation from Griffin Gaming Partners, Scooter Bruan, Alex Rodriquez, Superfly co-founder Rick Farman, and Twitch... Read more
Michigan Promoters Optimistic For Fall Return Of Events
The summer concert and festival season has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic, but promoters in Michigan are growing optimistic that the industry can return in some capacity this fall. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a committee of over 100 players in the live events and entertainment industry... Read more
Festivalgoers Frustrated Over Refund Process Response
Two Wisconsin music festivals announced the cancellation of this year’s events, but ticketholders are having trouble receiving refunds. Last week, both Country USA and Rock USA in Oshkosh were cancelled due to coronavirus. Rock USA was slated to take place from July 16-19, followed by Country USA from August... Read more
TicketSource Launches Social Distancing Feature
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, concerts are slowly popping-up across the globe, but with several safety protocols in-place. TicketSource, the UK-based online ticketing platform, just launched a new social distancing feature for seating plans. This new feature, which is reportedly thought to be a world-first for any ticketing platform, will... Read more
Entertainment Giant AEG Reveals Layoffs Amid Pandemic
The world’s second-largest live entertainment giant, AEG Presents, has officially announced pay cuts across the company. According to a memo from CEO Jay Mariano, which was obtained by Variety, the company will implement a combination of layoffs, furloughs, and paycuts. The extent of the layoffs were unclear, though Marciano... Read more
Tennessee Rolls Out New Guidelines For Concerts, Venues
Tennessee has announced new guidelines for concerts amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing events with certain safety protocols in place. On the state’s website, it listed guidance for community events throughout the summer, including fairs, zoos, and fireworks displays, as well as larger attractions like sporting events and concerts. “These... Read more
‘All In WA’ Benefit Concert Postponed Due To Protests
A COVID-19 relief concert, which was slated to air next week, has been postponed following the nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd. Last week, Floyd – an unarmed black man – was held to the ground from his neck by a white police officer, resulting in his... Read more