LIVE NATION Entertainment (LNE) has launched a legal appeal against the decision to award rival AEG another six-year contract to stage concerts in London’s Hyde Park.
The Royal Parks, owner of the 65,000-capacity site, is being challenged by LNE over the bid process for the six-concerts-a-year contract, which it held until 2011.
“We are confident we have run the procurement process in accordance with the law … it would be inappropriate to comment while matters are ongoing,” a spokesperson for The Royal Parks tells Audience.
LNE, which held the contract from 2001 and 2011, faced repeated noise complaints from local residents and, according to US music industry publication Billboard, dropped his 2012 bid in protest at what it saw as unreasonable logistical demands by The Royal Parks.
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