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Festival is an annual planning-season supplement of LIVE UK, published in December, January, February and March – when the bulk of festival production deals are concluded – providing news, features, information and events data for the business people behind festivals. From April to August, it becomes a two-page section within LIVE UK.

ISSUE 209, June 2017

AIF’s anti-sexual violence blackout success 

OVER 60 events have supported a campaign urging zero tolerance to sexual violence at festivals, by taking part in a 24-hour “blackout” of websites to highlight the issue. 

Coordinated by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the Safer Spaces campaign reached 18 million followers online and on social media, according to AIF general manager Paul Reed. 

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Common People restores festival faith in Oxford 

THE ORGANISERS of the twin sited Common People (caps. 30,000) say the newer site in Oxford has overcome local scepticism and even outsold the Southampton event leading up to their May dates. 

The festival brand was launched by Rob da Bank, founder of Bestival (40,000) and Camp Bestival (32,000) on Southampton Common in 2015, with Oxford launching last year.

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Ampthill Festival rocked by sell-out 

THE ROCK day at the 35-year-old Ampthill Festival has grown to be the event’s most popular element in the seven years since it was introduced, with all 6,000 tickets sold-out for a bill featuring The Human League, Busted and Cast.  

Staged on the Friday of the first weekend in July, Amp Rocks is followed by Ampthill Park Proms and a community gala on the Saturday and Sunday. 

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Ticketmaster adds Front Gate entrance to Latitude 

A Ticketmaster-owned white label ticketing system which promises a seamless customer experience, cashless access, “rich” data analytics and the opportunity to upsell VIP experiences at the point of sale, has been introduced to the UK.

Front Gate Tickets has been used in the US at events including Lollapalooza (cap. 100,000) and Electric Daisy Carnival (65,000), and allows the organiser to brand all elements of the ticket sale process with the festival’s own imagery, according to Andrew Parsons, MD of Ticketmaster UK, a division Live Nation Entertainment (LNE).

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Looe Music award for local impact 

THE 12,500-capacity Looe Music Festival has won a South West Tourism Excellence Award 2016/17 for attracting visitors to the Cornish fishing village and surrounding areas.  

Judged by tourism industry professionals, the awards are part of VisitEngland recognising achievement in the sector. The body assessed visitor experiences including pre-visit information, accessibility, use of social media and online reputation, often using a “mystery shopper”. 

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The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 76-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
 

 
The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls (2016).

The annual 80-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.