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Tramlines director Sarah Nulty dies

9 July 2018

THE DIRECTOR of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, Sarah Nulty, has died aged 36, after a short illness. Nulty was instrumental in building the 30,000-capacity event from a venue-based, urban festival into a single-site event attracting artistes such as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Pixie Lott, The xx, Public Enemy and The…

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SEC’s Harwood takes top award

9 July 2018

THE NATIONAL Arenas Association’s (NAA) outstanding contribution award has been presented to Anne-Marie Harwood, market research manager at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. The award is in recognition of the 18 years Harwood has compiled the NAA’s annual statistics, while working at SEC which encompasses the SSE Hydro…

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Craig sateps up at MMF

9 July 2018

The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has appointed  Biffy Clyro and former record company executive Paul Craig of Nostromo Management as its new Chair. He yakes over from Diane Wagg of Deluxxe Management, who steps down after four years at the helm, including three as co-chair with Stephen Budd (Stephen Budd…

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MJR to open new venues and signs Eventbrite deal

9 July 2018

MULTI-VENUE OPERATOR and promoter The MJR Group is to open two new venues in Birmingham, the 2,000-capacity Bromley Street and The Mill (cap. 700). Located in Digbeth close to the Digbeth Arena (5,000) which MJR already owns and operates (see LIVE UK issue 218), The Mill is due to open…

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Live Music Business Awards submissions process begins

9 July 2018

THE SUBMISSIONS process for the annual Live Music Business Awards closed on Sunday 29 July. Suggetions for nominations can be made across 23 of the 24 award categories, with only Outstanding Contribution decided by the team at LIVE UK, with help from industry figures. Successful candidates need to have at…

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Hall ready for £20m revamp

9 July 2018

TRURO’S HALL For Cornwall (cap. 965) is to undergo a £20 million renovation after securing the final investment required. The refurbishment, which has been planned for six years, will see the venue’s three-tiered auditorium redesigned, increasing capacity to 1,354 seats and improving sightlines. New bars and cafes will also be…

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Manchester to get comprehensive survey of its live music scene

9 July 2018

North-west industry conference In The City could make a comeback after plans were announced to strengthen Greater Manchester’s music scene. Working with UK Music and a panel of experts, including Inspiral Carpets’ bass player Martyn Walsh, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has set up a review to establish how the local music…

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Kerrang! honours the great

9 July 2018

Fresh from headlining the 55,000-capacity Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Foo Fighters collected the Best International Live Act and Best International Band trophies at the Kerrang! Awards. The event, which took place at Islington Assembly Hall (cap. 850) on 21 June, also saw Brighton-based metal band Architects win Best British Live…

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