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
SXSW Festival Sued Over Ticket Refund Policy
The South by Southwest (SXSW) media, tech and arts festival is the latest to be hit with a lawsuit regarding ticket refunds in the wake of coronavirus-related event postponements and cancellations. Two ticketholders claiming to spend over $1,000 on their 2020 festival passes filed the class-action suit against the... Read more
Outside Lands Festival Issues Statement Amid City Lockdown
More and more festivals are being cancelled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival released a statement this week regarding its summer event. The festival is slated to take place in Golden Gate Park from August 7 to 9. While the event... Read more
Viberate Tracks Cancelled Festivals Amid Pandemic
During the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, festivalgoers are in limbo. They’re left wondering: is the festival postponed or cancelled? Will we receive refunds? Viberate has put together a free service that helps music fans track the status of their favorite festivals this year. The Slovenia-based music data company Viberate... Read more
Top Comics Lined Up For ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ Comedy Festival
A slew of comedy giants will invade Los Angeles this spring as part of the inaugural Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival. Dave Chappelle, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Shumer and more are on tap to perform at the six-day festival, presented by Netflix. Over 100 performers... Read more
The 1975 To Play Strictly Gender-Balanced Festivals Following Reading, Leeds Backlash
Festival lineups aren’t always gender-balanced, as male artists usually dominate all the headlining spots. From now on, however, The 1975 frontman has promised to only play festivals that are entirely inclusive. UK’s Reading and Leeds festival revealed lineups this week, which will be headlined by Rage Against The Machine,... Read more
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
UK Festivals Association Calls for Competition Investigation on Live Nation
The Association of Independent Festivals has called for an investigation by UK authorities into the dominant position that Live Nation holds over the sector, according to a release issued earlier this week. The organization found that the U.S. based promotional giant now controls over a quarter of the entire... Read more