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Viagogo-StubHub merger blocked by watchdog

4 February 2021

THE COMPETITION and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that controversial ticket resale website Viagogo must sell off its StubHub business outside North America, concluding a 14-month enquiry. The investigation took evidence from live music promoters and venue operators, fans, competitors and artiste managers. The merger, which has been on hold,…

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Glastonbury cancelled for second year

27 January 2021

TICKET-BUYERS who placed a £50 deposit on a ticket to Glastonbury Festival (cap. 147,500) in October 2019 have been offered the chance to roll it over for another year as the event announced it was cancelled a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, father and daughter…

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Live Nation Q3 reflects Covid carnage

22 December 2020

Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) CEO Michael Rapino says he expects the company to bounce back strongly next year, despite the dramatic but expected fall in third quarter (Q3) revenue. He says 80 per cent of LNE’s shows have been rescheduled rather than cancelled and eight per cent of fans globally…

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Independent Venue Week adapts to circumstances

22 December 2020

LIMITED CAPACITY shows are one of the entertainment options available for participants of Independent Venue Week (IVW), set to take place from 25 to 31 January, its eighth year. Last January, participating venues were encouraged to host all-day events or a full week of shows, with 230 small to medium-sized…

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