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Creditor steps in to save Bestival

8 October 2018
THE 40,000-capacity Bestival and its family-oriented sister event Camp Bestival (cap. 26,000), founded by Radio One DJ Robert Gorham (aka Rob da Bank) have been purchased from administration by South Coast-based The Richmond Group (TRG)…
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US firm in new Bristol Arena bid revealed

8 October 2018
UNCERTAINTY AGAIN hangs over the fate of a possible city centre arena in Bristol, following LIVE UK’s revelation last month that Harvey Goldsmith and local businessman Stephen Fear had stepped…
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Koko forced to close for structural repairs

8 October 2018
NORTH LONDON’S 1,420-capacity Koko – voted one of the Top 3 in the Best Venue Teamwork: Major Club category in the Live Music Business Awards – has been forced to…
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DHP sharpens its focus on branding

8 October 2018
PROMOTER, FESTIVAL organiser and venue owner DHP Family has appointed Richie Deeney as its new head of brand partnerships. Deeney, who has previously worked on campaigns for artistes such as…
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Licence review for Wireless

8 October 2018
HARINGEY COUNCIL has bowed to pressure and agreed to a review of the licence granted to Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) to stage the annual Wireless festival (cap. 49,000) in North…
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Features

Nottingham

19 September 2018
Long gone are the days when Nottingham was best known as the city that hauled a local record store boss in front of magistrates for displaying the Sex Pistols’ album Never Mind The Bollocks. Today’s city is multi-cultural, vibrant and buzzing – with promoters and events to match. Allan Glen…
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Lighting the way

19 September 2018
New technology, environmental issues and EU regulations are all impacting the live show lighting sector, but its leading figures and companies are adept at embracing change and are enjoying a buoyant market, as Christopher Barrett reports. Concert and festival lighting is evolving at a remarkable rate. Led by continual innovations…
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NXT News and Features

Lincoln Imp on the up

19 September 2018
PROMOTER WILLIAM Nicklen of Crown Promotion & Management is encouraging more acts to include to include a date at The Lincoln Imp (cap. 300) in Scunthorpe on their national tours….
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New venture aims to open grassroots venue network

19 September 2018
FORMER MUSE tour director Glen Rowe is seeking support for his charitable NEKO Trust, formerly known as Cato Trust, which hopes will begin opening new small-capacity venues across the country…
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Funding sets up mercury moments

7 August 2018
PRS FOUNDATION points to nearly half of this year’s artistes nominated for a Mercury Award benefitting from funding at some point in their career. Senior grants and programme manager Joe…
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Festival News

T postponed indefinitely as TRNSMT expands

4 June 2018
SCOTLAND’S DF Concerts, organiser of T in The Park (cap. 85,000), has expanded its offering for TRNSMT (50,000), as it focuses on city-based events. Launched last year on Glasgow Green TRNSMT stages five nights – up from three – over two consecutive weekends this summer with headliners Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher,…
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Festival safety website launched

9 July 2018
A NEW website designed by an experienced production managers aims to inform festival-goers of all ages and experience levels of the challenges facing them at open-air events. Festival Safe, launched by Jon Drape, is a response to what he feels are patterns of customer behaviour at festivals such as Parklife…
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Rock and Bowl goes for impact

19 September 2018
SHROPSHIRE’S ROCK and Bowl Festival (cap. 6,000) wanted to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a dramatic visual impact on stage, according to lighting designers Ashley Heritage and Nic Farman. Headlined by REWS and Think Floyd, the three-day event chose a “dynamic, fast moving” lighting rig provided by Chester-based CSP AV,…
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War on Drugs feel the vibrations

8 October 2018
THE WAR on Drugs, who play London’s The O2 (cap. 21,000) this December, have chosen an L500 Plus mixing desk by Oxford-based manufacturer Solid State Logic to manage the sound. Monitor engineer Laurence Eaves and front-of-house engineer Bob Strakele need to balance up to 80 inputs, with each band member…
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