Festicket Signs Deal With Beach Festival Afro Nation Portugal
The festival experience platform Festicket announced a multi-year ticketing deal with the beach festival Afro Nation Portugal, adding to its European catalog. By partnering with Festicket, Afro Nation will be able to use Event Genius by Festicket product set – which Festicket acquired last year – as well as... Read more
Broadway’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ To Donate Funds To Australian Fire Relief
Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a show with ties to Australia, will hold a benefit performance and a benefit concert to raise funds for the ongoing wildfires Down Under. The benefit performance will take place on January 26 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to coincide with the nation’s Australia... Read more
Fire Fight Australia Concert Receives Overwhelming Ticket Sales
TEG Dainty and TEG Live announced that the national response to the Fire Fight Australia concert has exceeded their ticket expectations, with over 65,000 tickets sold in under five hours. The concert is slated to take place at ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, February 16 to... Read more
Sound Relief Australia To Stage Benefit Concert For Bushfire Crisis Victims
Sound Relief Australia is holding a benefit concert for the first time since 2009 to benefit those affected by the ongoing bushfires. The organization released a statement this week that the “Australian Music Community will band together once again under the unified banner of Sound Relief 2020.” While they... Read more
Concerts Cancelled In Australia Due To Bushfires
A handful of shows have been cancelled across Australia due to the ongoing bushfire crisis in the country. Earlier this week, Cold Chisel’s show in Ruthergle, Victoria at the All Saints Estate on Tuesday had to be cancelled due to air quality on site. The EPA Victoria rated the... Read more
Going To Concerts Linked To Longer Life By UK Research
Concert junkies, you’re in luck — UK researchers are suggesting that the more concerts you attend equates to a longer life expectancy. More than 6,000 adults in England who were at least 50-years-old, with the average number of people age 65, participated in a study by the BMJ from... Read more
UK CMA Clears Live Nation Purchase of Irish Promoter
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally cleared the acquisition of Irish Promoter MCD Productions by Live Nation-Gaiety Holdings last month, and now, after following up on its initial assessment, it found that the acquisition would not lessen the competition in Northern Ireland. The CMA found that Live... Read more
Scottish Government Makes Euro 2020 Resale Illegal
Scottish soccer fans will be unable to resell tickets to next year’s Euro 2020. MSPs recently voted unanimously in favor of the UEFA European Championship Bill, BBC reports, banning the resale of tickets for next summer’s finals with intent to make profit. Ticket touts will face a fine up... Read more
Live Nation Acquires Malaysian Promoter PR Worldwide
Live Nation Entertainment is working to expand throughout Asia, recently announcing its acquisition of the Malaysian promoter PR Worldwide. The promoter, which formed 20 years ago, has partnered with Live Nation numerous times, bringing together tours for artists like Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, and Why Don’t We. PR Worldwide... Read more
B.C. Man’s Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster, StubHub Can Continue
A man from British Columbia filed a lawsuit with Ticketmaster and associated companies on behalf of all residents in the province that bought event tickets over an eight-year span and lost out due to “ticket bots.” David Gomel’s suit has moved on to the B.C. Supreme Court, Coast Mountain... Read more