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Live Nation admits to allocating tickets specifically for resale sites

Recently, a report from Billboard revealed the worldwide production conglomerate Live Nation puts tickets directly onto resale sites for popular shows. Pundits have suspected this was the case for quite a while after seeing tickets for instantly sold-out Live Nation shows appearing immediately on reseller platforms such as StubHub and ViaGogo. According to the report, […]

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Another gig bites the dust: Swedish House Mafia pull out of Weekend Festival

It’s an angsty time to be a Swedish House Mafia fan. A good deal of their followers have complained about the lack of new music from the trio—to which Steve Angello let loose a searing response. On top of that, however, they’ve cancelled yet another gig: Finland’s Weekend Festival. “We have production issues that can’t […]

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Live Nation to eliminate single-use plastic at five major UK festivals

By 2021, single-use plastic will be a thing of the past for Download, Latitude, Leeds, Reading, and Wireless festivals, according to organizer Live Nation. The event promotion giant recently announced that it would phase out single-use plastics at the five UK-based events, in a long-term plan to make Live Nation events more environmentally sustainable. Single-use […]

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Kaskade cancels forthcoming iteration of SunSoaked festival

Less than a month before the would-be third edition of SunSoaked music festival, Kaskade has confirmed that his beachfront brainchild will not be returning to Long Beach for its scheduled two-day run mid-July. “…At a little less than three weeks out, it’s become obvious to me that we are falling short, and I’ve been left […]

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Swedish House Mafia may cancel upcoming festival appearances after alleged deal with Live Nation

While Axwell may have declared that it’s “Swedish House Mafia for life this time” during the trio’s reunion appearance at Ultra Music Festival in 2018, the supergroup’s upcoming festival schedule across Europe may be in jeopardy. The recent turmoil first ignited this past weekend after Sebastian Ingrosso did not take the stage for a slated […]

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Judge rules in Woodstock 50’s favor, festival can continue but remains in deep financial trouble

The fate of Woodstock 50 is now slightly clearer, albeit bleaker, as the New York Supreme Court recently ruled that the anniversary mega-fest may continue, but that Dentsu—the Japanese conglomerate that invested $18 million in the event—is not required to return their investment. Woodstock 50 has been in limbo since Dentsu rescinded their investment last month; […]

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Tinder makes festival hookups easier with new feature

Many people dream of finding a fling to share special moments with at a music festival. Tinder has heard these desires—and also seen them via usage patterns on their platform during said events—and has accordingly launched a new ‘Festival Mode’ in partnership with Live Nation and AEG. Quite a few major festivals have joined on […]

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Live Nation preps new festival at The Gorge in wake of Sasquatch’s folding

Live Nation has recently announced that they will be attempting to fill the void left behind by the now-defunct Sasquatch Festival at one of the most beautiful natural venues in the country and arguably the world. Washington state’s Gorge Amphitheatre that seats 27,500 and overlooks the Columbia River has brought an immense amount of bliss over the […]

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Woodstock 50 has reportedly booked its first headliner

Carlos Santana is reportedly returning to Woodstock as the first headliner for the festival’s 50th anniversary. His band, Santana, were propelled into the public spotlight after a stellar performance of “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock in 1969, so it’s only right for the Mexican-American guitarist with 10 Grammy Awards to grace the stage at the half-century marker. This year […]

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Live Nation executive, Heather Parry, under investigation over claims of workplace abuse

Live Nation Entertainment has placed president of film and television productions, Heather Parry, on a leave of absence after 23 former employee allegations of workplace abuse — reported by a lengthy exclusive on Variety. The decision came six months after 10 employees filed HR reports against Parry’s actions, and two days after an employee took to the company’s […]

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Post Malone announces inaugural ‘Posty Fest’

It’s beerbongs & bentleys, and in Post Malone’s own words, a “blockbuster lineup” for the chart topping rapper’s first-ever “Posty Fest,” a one-day music festival slated for October 28 at Dallas, Texas’ Dos Equis Pavilion. Malone will headline and curate the event, which will proceed with “many surprises in store,” according to Posty Fest’s official […]

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Forget tickets – Ticketmaster seeks to use facial recognition for concert entry

Everyone hates to wait in line. Oftentimes, queues for concerts can wrap around the block, leaving ticketholders standing around aimlessly for their turn to get into the venue. Hoping to alleviate this problem is Ticketmaster and its parent company, Live Nation. They’re looking to partner with a facial recognition company called Blink Identity to cut […]

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Live Nation details Festival Passport expansion for 2018-2019 season

Last year, Live Nation successfully launched its Festival Passport program, granting 1,000 lucky fans across the world access to over 90 of the company’s festivals at just one flat fee. The ticketing and events behemoth has announced the return of its one-of-a-kind access pass for the upcoming season, now with a major expansion in territory […]

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The US Department of Justice pins Live Nation as potential monopoly

When the Justice Department allowed a merger of the music industry’s two most dominate companies — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — critics feared the worst. A merger between the world’s biggest concert promoter and live entertainment’s leading ticket provider would, essentially, “create an industry monolith, one capable of crippling competitors in the ticketing business,” according […]

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The US Department of Justice pins Live Nation as potential monopoly

When the Justice Department allowed a merger of the music industry’s two most dominate companies — Live Nation and Ticketmaster — critics feared the worst. A merger between the world’s biggest concert promoter and live entertainment’s leading ticket provider would, essentially, “create an industry monolith, one capable of crippling competitors in the ticketing business,” according […]

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VELD Music Festival announces 2018 lineup

The annual Canadian dance and hip-hop music festival has announced its full 2018 lineup. Held at Downsview Park in Toronto, VELD Music Festival is run in partnership by Ink Entertainment and Live Nation, with this massive sponsors including Bud Light and Hennessy. The event will take place August 4 and 5, with headline performances by DJ Snake, Marshmello, […]

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Live Nation settles Songkick lawsuit for $110-million

Live Nation’s Ticketmaster subsidiary has settled its two-year legal battle with Songkick, the ticketing start-up that began out of a Brooklyn loft, despite the fact that the case’s trial was set for later this month in federal court.Live Nation has subsequently agreed to pay Songkick’s owners $110-million in exchange for the company’s remaining assets.The settlement’s closing arrives […]

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HARD Summer moves forward despite Gary Richards departure

When Gary Richards (aka Destructo), father of HARD Events, announced his plans to leave parent company Live Nation after 2017’s HARD Summer, ambiguity surfaced over the future of the festival, which was then celebrating its 10th anniversary. To make matters worse, HARD had been receiving hefty backlash over the controversial 2017 installment of its HARD Summer trailer, which for years has been a staple […]

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Coachella 2018 sells out both weekends in record time

Coveted tickets to Coachella Music Valley Music & Arts Festival’s 19th annual event officially went on sale yesterday, Friday, Jan. 5, and have sold out in record time. Weekend One general admission passes, which go for $429, were gone within 35 minutes, with Weekend Two passes selling out within a matter of hours, according to The Desert […]

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Live Nation VP arrested for filming up women’s skirts with pen camera

The Vice President of Finance and Strategic Initiatives at Live Nation Entertainment, Andrew Macrae, has been arrested following the discovery that he routinely use a pen camera to take photos up women’s skirts on his daily London commute.A Live Nation employee since 2004, Macrae was caught capturing the illicit images by an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer […]

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