Festicket’s Event Genius Platform Expands With Australia Festival Deals
Festicket’s Event Genius is expanding its presence in the Australian festival marketplace with primary ticketing deals with several music festivals, the company announced this week. The system, promoted as an “end-to-end ticketing, cashless, and event management platform” has inked deals with Lost Paradise, Wildlands, and For The Love for... Read more
Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Spiked Again by California Health Officials
For the second straight year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Public health officials announced the postponement on Friday, issuing an order barring the events from taking place in April as planned due to the ongoing spike... Read more
Glastonbury Festival 2021 Cancelled as Organizers Look to 2022 Return
For the second straight year, there will be no Glastonbury Festival, organizers reveled in a website post Thursday. The ongoing COVID pandemic led organizers to officially call off the annual summer fete, which normally occurs in June. “With great regret, we must announce that this year’s Glastonbury Festival will... Read more
WE Fest Announces Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, FGL as Headliners
Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton have been announced as headliners for the 2021 WE Fest, scheduled for early August in Minnesota. The festival “sat out” 2020 amid the COVID pandemic, but is slated to return with a full lineup beyond the three country headliners already announced.... Read more
Live Nation’s Berchtold Confident in Concerts Returning for Summer 2021
Live Nation President Joe Berchtold affirmed the company’s belief that concerts would be back by midway through 2021 in an interview on CNBC this week. The company has maintained that timeline for several months, pinning its fortunes to the fact that vaccine distribution will be at a level allowing... Read more
After Nine Months, Billie Eilish Cancels Where Do We Go Tour
Nine months into the COVID pandemic, and tours are still being cancelled. Billie Eilish formally cancelled her Where Do We Go? tour, wiping the slate clean after holding out hope for months that postponed dates might be rescheduled. Nearly 5o dates wound up being impacted by the pandemic, with... Read more
Chase Rice Proposes Distance and No-Distance Sections at Shows
Chase Rice provided a new take on how to bring live music back, proposing that concerts could have two sections for fans holding different perspectives on the COVID pandemic and risk of attending a show. One section can keep social distance rules in place, while another section would allow... Read more
Elton John Among Guests Set to Join Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 Livestream
Dua Lipa’s Studio 2054 livestream performance will feature some heavy-hitting guest starts, including Elton John, Miley Cyrus, and Bad Bunny. Friday’s performance promises a futuristic and wide-ranging show, based on its description from the performer’s website. STUDIO 2054 IS DUA LIPA’S KALEIDOSCOPIC ROCKET FUELLED JOURNEY THROUGH TIME, SPACE, MIRRORBALLS,... Read more
AXS Head Says Tickets Shouldn’t be Tied to Consumer COVID Status
After watching Ticketmaster refute a report that it would be tying access to events to consumer personal health data following a blistering negative reaction, AXS boss Bryan Perez says his company isn’t planning to do so either. The company is searching for any way that it can improve fan... Read more
Lindsey Buckingham Plans Livestream Performance December 5
Lindsey Buckingham is the latest artist to jump on the livestream train, announcing a performance from his home studio to air on December 5. The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and songwriter is planning a short, personal show for his fans. “I’ve been laying low just like everybody else, and... Read more