Tramlines Festival adds over 60 news acts to its bill

UK: Tramlines – the UK’s largest metropolitan festival – has announced an additional 60 artists for its 2016 event, which will take place across Sheffield from July 22 - 24. The latest genre-spanning additions...

StubHub to expand into 47 markets with the acquisition of Ticketbis

USA: eBay has announced an agreement to acquire Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis will become part of eBay’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the US....


Crowd Connected pioneers staff tracking innovation

UK: Award-winning technology start-up Crowd Connected has further expanded the capabilities of colocator, its location insight platform, with the introduction of a new staff-tracking module. In a world first, colocator’s new software-as-a-service solution enables named...

Event Acoustics appoints new European distributors for MeTrao system

UK: Acoustic and audio specialist Event Acoustics has appointed leading independent audio engineering and design consultancy Vanguardia as its UK distributor for MeTrao, the company's unique intelligent network audio measurement system. Event Acoustics has...

Utopium invests in new lighting and rigging equipment

UK: Utopium has invested in new lighting and rigging equipment to expand its creative possibilities and offer improved energy efficiency and the highest quality performance. The investment has bolstered Utopium’s already extensive inventory,...

Elderflower Fields secures ID&C’s £2500 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

UK: The independent family festival Elderflower Fields has been named as the recipient of this year's ID&C £2500 Grass Roots Bursary. The bursary, now in its sixth year, offers small to medium-sized UK festivals...

Bestival and Something Creatives build ‘world’s biggest’ bouncy castle

UK: Bestival has collaborated with Cardiff-based Something Creatives to make what they claim to be the world’s biggest bouncy castle. Aiming to add to its accolades for the world’s largest fancy dress party, the...

Festivals team up to tackle abandoned tents with ‘Tent-cil’ initiative

UK: The endemic issue of UK festivalgoers leaving tents at events is being tackled by a new campaign called ‘Tent-cil, a collaboration between Shambala, Boomtown and the Love Your Tent initiative, based on their...

AEI Media becomes AEI Group under comprehensive rebrand

UK: Along with a new logo and website, AEI Media has rebranded to a name that’s more appropriate to their multi-platform operations across the music industry’s live, physical and online realms: AEI Group. Marking 20...

MelodyVR virtually transports fans to performances with their favourite artists

UK: When MelodyVR launches later this year fans will be able to experience performances by their favourite artists remotely via virtual reality headsets. MelodyVR’s diverse catalogue of content has been curated to ensure that...