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August 2nd, 2022
#112

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Today's read...7 minutes

Cancellations, closures, sales, and acquisitions (oh my!). Weekends with Adele are back, but this weekend Lollapalooza was the place to be.

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Music Midtown Canceled
Atlanta’s Music Midtown has been canceled. This cancellation was not due to Covid or weather threats but rather the inability to prevent firearms from being brought into the event venue as required by some artists. A law that had previously protected festival grounds from fans carrying firearms on site has been lifted. After scrambling to find a new location to host the event, promoters decided to cancel.

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Disco Donnie Presents Strikes Again
Dallas-based festival Lights All Night has been acquired by Disco Donnie Presents. This deal includes other events, such as Ubbi Dubbi and Freaky Deaky.

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StubHub Shutdown
StubHub will be closing the doors of two offices. The San Francisco and Shanghai branches will officially close at the end of the year.

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Pollen is Looking for a Buyer
Pollen is teaming up with Goldman Sachs and Kroll to assist in finding a potential buyer. It has been reported that the primary focus is on the travel portion of the company.

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Fire Promo 
Another Live Nation promo is among us; this time, bring your friends. The promotion runs until August 9th and offers a 4-pack of tickets for $80

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Refund with a Cause
A Ukrainian couple has been refunded the cost of two Coldplay tickets after world events prevented them from attending the highly anticipated show. After many inquiries made on the couple's behalf, the refund was received several weeks later, and funds will be going to rescued animals.

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LED Down
A Mirror show in Hong Kong is creating quite a commotion after two dancers paid a visit to the hospital after a LED collapsed on stage. This further resulted in the cancellation of upcoming concerts for this musical group.

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Streaming Festivals 
The Canadian festival, OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival, was captured live on TikTok this past weekend. 

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She is Back
Weekends with Adele are back on the schedule, looking to take place from November to March at Caesar’s Place in Las Vegas. 

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Pending Permit
Ever After Fest has an unexpected future as the promoter is currently in the appeals process to gain an event permit. The event has already had a location and date change, this added hurdle has fans and spectators wondering if the event will occur at all.

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This week's spotlight is on ... Tomorrowland 🔦

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Tomorrowland is finally over after its third and final event weekend. The festival anticipated a total of $25 million in revenue and welcomed nearly 600,000 fans. The festival included a total of 16 stages with 800 performing artists across the multi-weekend event. This event has been highly anticipated after its Covid break. Read more to learn about the rise of the festival we know today.

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  • Exciting news! You no longer have to worry about spending your flight credits as the end of festival season is quickly approaching. Now Southwest flight credits have no expiration date.

  • La Tomatina, Spain's tomato throwing festival, expects 20,000 attendees and will officially return after a Covid hibernation.

  • The ultimate VIP ticket is causing climate concerns. Ultimate Disney fans have the option to embark on a journey to all theme parks, but between flights for guests and staff, it is looking to make a rather large carbon footprint.

  • Summer ain’t over yet! Kick off August with some of Barack Obama’s favorite jams. Can you guess what his favorite summer hit is?

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