backofhouse

June 21st, 2022
#106

biden or britney

Today's read...8 minutes

Various global regions continue to break summer records. Cancellations and revoked tickets disappoint fans. And the theme of green touring becomes more and more prevalent in the industry.

brackets
unnamed.png
BOH anniversary giveaway

We Turned Two
The giveaway continues! Last week BOH celebrated its 2nd anniversary by giving away event professional prize packs. There is still time to enter. Click here for your chance to win.

_________________________

Sold!
Made Event, the promoter behind Electric Zoo, has sold to Avant Gardner for $15 million.

_________________________

Promo Results
Live Nation's annual $25 ticket promo proved successful, with ticket sales surpassing 2019 records. 2.2 million tickets were sold during the week-long promo.

_________________________

 

Significant Sale Secret 
Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival boasts a single-year increase in revenue of 112%. Their secret to success is attributed to the independent producers allowing for flexibility with sponsorship campaigns.

_________________________

NFT Accessibility For Festivals
MetaFests has officially launched, aiming to provide new revenue streams to music festivals through NFTs.

_________________________

 

Green Touring Doc
Overheated is a new documentary that will highlight the green touring initiatives put in place by the Sage Foundation.

_________________________

Third Cancellation 
New Orleans' Voodoo has been canceled again. The event has not taken place since 2019. Ambiguous social media messaging has stirred doubt about whether the festival will ever occur in the future.

_________________________

HBD
Happy 80th birthday Paul McCartney! His New Jersey tour finale saw special guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, bringing even more energy to the 40-song set. The night was topped by a special Happy Birthday by Jon Bon Jovi.

unnamed-1.png

Subscribe here get direct access to all applications in your inbox each week!

  • Red Light Management is looking for a Social Media Manager with over three years of experience in a similar role.

  • Superfly X is hiring a Business Operations & Development Coordinator to support executive teams.

  • MPB is looking for a Customer Experience Team Leader based in Brooklyn. MPB is a company that sells photography and videography equipment.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Question of the week data is exclusive to our newsletter subscribers. Subscribe here to get involved and receive insights on where our industry is at on various topics.

unnamed-5.png
festival crowd boh

 

UK Happenings 

  • Four million fans will attend a festival or outdoor event in the UK this summer. They are aiming for a record-breaking year.

  • Festival Republic will pledge to use renewable power grids for three summer event stages. The initiative behind the grids is through the organization Music Declares Emergency.

  • UK National Health Service employees were offered discounted concert tickets to Ed Sheeran's concert at Hampden Park in Glasgow, only to learn that the allotment for staff was canceled for undisclosed reasons. Fans that could attend the show hit gridlock traffic upon egress; the event delays were due to a lack of police assistance and public transportation options.

  • Strawberries & Creem festival 2022 restricted Lil Wayne's access to the event. This was due to having a criminal offense reported within 12 months.

Canadian Relief 

  • Canadian campaign #ForTheLoveofLIVE is looking to provide funding for venues struggling to recover post-pandemic.

  • Ottawa Blues Fest has been granted $9.8 million in funding to help boost the local economy through their multi-day festival. 

Unconventional Cancelations 

  • Tommy Lee had to end his first reunion performance due to broken ribs.

  • The Rolling Stones postponed their most recent concert because Mick Jagger tested positive for Covid.

69a72b59-c46f-98fd-621a-00b9185bcc77.gif
23808f8a-4ba0-b8f5-5e1a-d508d62724c8.png

This week's spotlight is on ... Bonnaroo Through the Years🔦

 

Credit: Derek Brovold

In honor of Bonnaroo this past weekend, this couple reflected on their festival experiences dating back to the very beginning of the event in 2002.

bonnaroo 2022
59bdf227-2cc3-aa19-42d5-599238957619.png

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?