City Sessions Partners

Academy Music Group (AMG), whose shareholders include Live Nation, SJM Concerts and Metropolis Music, is the UK’s leading owner and operator of multi-award winning, nationwide O2 Academy venues in Brixton (London), Islington (London),...

NEWS: Ticketmaster buys Spanish rival

Ticketmaster is to acquire ServiCaixa, the largest ticket retailer in Spain from "la Caixa", the leading Spanish savings bank and financial services group for an undisclosed sum. The transaction, which is subject to Spanish antitrust approval, will...


NEWS: Standon Calling going ahead despite founder’s jail term

Organisers of Standon Calling in Hertfordshire have vowed the 11-14 August festival will go ahead despite founder, Alex Trenchard, being jailed for defrauding Tesco of £355,000. At Aylesbury Crown Court on 3 February, Trenchard was...

NEWS: Christian festival hit by tent thieves

The problem of thefts from tents is sadly commonplace across Europe, but has even stretched to the Parachute Christian Festival in New Zealand, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. Much like elsewhere,...

NEWS: Monster travel bundle urges festival fans to go green

Rock Ness Festival (cap. 30,000) offered its early bird ticket-buyers free coach travel and is giving people the option to get to the site on the shores of Loch Ness for £10 as part...

What does Coachella sell-out mean for US festival market?

This story in Rolling Stone about how Coachella festival sold out in a record one week demonstrates that even in the US, where festival culture is not as entrenched as in the UK, Europe...

Republic expands to USA

Festival Republic, which owns the likes of Reading and Leeds, Latitude, Electric Picnic and runs production at Glastonbury Festival is to launch a brand new music event in Orlando, USA. The 50,000 capacity event is...

NEWS: Festivals get creative to tackle the downturn

Kendal Calling, winner of Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards, is using a teaser strategy to lure fans through a countdown to tickets going on sale on February 4, according to a...

NEWS: PRS For Music closes live music consultation

PRS for Music has announced the end of its formal customer consultation on royalty rates for popular music events in the UK. The consultation opened in June 2010 and was originally set...

NEWS: £1m cash injection for sister Rewind Festival

Following the success of last year’s top retro music event, the 80s Rewind Festival, organisers have confirmed plans to expand the brand into Scotland with the launch of a sister festival - 80s Rewind...