Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Rüfüs Du Sol Headline Osheaga 2023
Canada’s music festival brings super stars of different genres together next summer. Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has announced Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, and Rüfüs Du Sol as headliners in its 16th edition. The event will take place on August 4 to 6, 2023 at Parc-Jean-Drapeau, Montreal. Taking to... Read more
Near Retirement, Elton John to Headline Glastonbury Festival 2023
Glastonbury Festival has announced that Elton John will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night, June 25, 2023, the music festival’s final night. The show will also mark the Rocket Man’s last UK performance on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour as well as his first ever Glastonbury appearance.... Read more
eBay Fined by Australian Regulator Over NRL Grand Finals Tickets
Marketplace giant eBay was hit with a major fine and other infringement notices by trading regulators in Australia, according to multiple reports. The company ran afoul of regulators over regulations capping the asking price for tickets being resold in New South Wales, with NSW Fair Trading reportedly finding multiple... Read more
Live Nation Germany Acquires Majority Stake in Goodlive GmbH
Live Nation continued its spree of international growth via acquisition, announcing its German subsidiary has acquired a majority stake in festival and booking agency Goodlive GmbH this week. Goodlive GmbH is headquartered in Berlin, and will continue to focus on its existing properties, while working with Live Nation Germany... Read more
FIFA Announces Free Fan Festival Concerts at Qatar World Cup
The FIFA Fan Festival, being an essential part of the World Cup in the host city since festival’s first edition in 2006, is going to be organized as part of 2022 Qatar World Cup, too, including free concerts, interactive games, and culinary experiences. According to a statement by FIFA, Al... Read more
FIFA World Cup Unveils Tightly Restrictive Ticket Resale Platform
Fans who purchased tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar got their first glimpse of the ticket resale platform they are required to use by event organizers this week, and it is a tightly restrictive one. The official resale platform is the only authorized option for those... Read more
Los Angeles Officials Detail Plans for 2028 Summer Olympics
Dates for the 2028 Olympic Games were officially announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, at a press conference held at the beginning of this week. Kicking off on July 14, the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games... Read more
Ticketmaster Announces Purchase of Thai Ticketing Leader
Ticketmaster announced it is acquiring part of Thai Ticket Major (TTM) in a transaction expected to close in the third quarter of 2022. The deal comes close on the heels of Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation expanding into Thailand with its own acquisition of the Concerts and Entertainment division... Read more
Live Nation Expands in Asia-Pacific With TERO Acquisition
Live Nation continued its long campaign of growth through international expansion, announcing its strategic acquisition of the Concerts and Entertainment division of TERO (TERO C&E) in Thailand. The deal builds upon a joint venture between TERO and Live Nation that was launched in 2015 with the birth of Live... Read more
EU Parliament Passes Digital Services Act, Adding Ticket Regulations
The European Parliament has voted to approve the Digital Services Act (DSA), to better deal with online harms. New regulations tied to the legislation will include several measures related to the sale and resale of tickets online in the EU, including verification of professional sellers, requirements for annual reporting,... Read more