LN Women Get Gritty

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LN women get gritty, while your favorite celebs get spooky. An old festival announces its gap year, and Adele returns to school.

Credit: Benjamin Chambers/Delaware News JournalLive Nation Women gets GrittyLive Nation Women invests in Gritty In Pink’s $1M pre-seed round through its Live Nation Women Fund. In particular, LNW is investing in its INPINK marketplace, “a pipeline of talented female and non-binary freelancers accessible through a searchable, online roster of professionals across the country.” 

SeeTickets BreachSeeTickets just began the process of letting customers know about a major PII breach within its system last week. SeeTickets first learned of the data breach that began on June 25, 2019, in April 2021, but didn’t completely shut down the unauthorized activity until January 8, 2022, 2.5 years after the initial breach. Compromised data includes name, address, zip code, card number, expiration date, and CVV number. The total impact is unknown, but some reports indicate that at least 90,000 customers in Texas alone were affected.

All-In Pricing coming soon?The Biden Administration and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are calling for the elimination or reduction of “junk fees,” including fees added at the end of a ticket transaction. A similar all-in pricing requirement was introduced in NY earlier in the year, but this country-wide change will have a significant impact on live event ticketing. And while Ticketmaster’s infamous fees are often the first to come to mind, its parent company, Live Nation, was quick to praise and support the initiative.

Triller’s MetaverzTriller has entered the metaverse by hosting the first event on October 22 on its new platform, Metaverz. The virtual event featured DJ Sam Feldt and was the first of 2,000 live music and sporting events that Triller and its subsidiaries plan to host over the next year. It also has plans to release games within Metaverz that can be played to earn digital currency that can then be used to customize avatars or buy tickets for events.

Firefly’s Lights DimAfter 10 years, Delaware’s Firefly Festival is taking a break in 2023 with a promise to return in 2024. The fest was started by Red Frog Events in 2012, became a collaboration between Red Frog and Goldenvoice in 2014, and was eventually purchased by AEG in 2018. It saw as many as 90,000 guests in 2015 but reportedly capped its 2021 attendance at 50k.

When We Were Young, take 3Avril Lavigne was removed from the final day of the When We Were Young festival due to “unforeseen circumstances” and replaced with Death Cab for Cutie. Underoath was also added to the lineup, replacing Wolf Alice. Lavigne’s set on the previous Sunday was a highlight for many.

Coachella ™, obvsWith no response from Afrochella organizers and just 2 months until the event, Goldenvoice has now filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop Afrochella from using its name. There appears to be no reaction from Afrochella. 

Separately, Goldenvoice has filed a lawsuit against Coachillin Holdings, a California company that owns the Coachillin Industrial Business Park for the cannabis industry. Has anyone learned to leave the Coachella out of it?

Drake Surprised Lil Weezyana Fest AttendeesLil Wayne’s Lil Weezyana Fest took place Saturday at Champions Square in New Orleans after a 3-year hiatus, including a last-minute postponement of the originally-scheduled August 27 event. The fest, which raises funds for various NOLA initiatives, included a surprise performance by Drake.

Baltimore Arena Glow UpBaltimore’s arena (recently named Royal Farms Arena and 1st Mariner Arena) got a new name last week and is now known as CFG Bank Arena. The arena is also undergoing a $200 million renovation led by Oak View Group and will reopen in February with the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments.

Adele Goes Back to SchoolFollowing the conclusion of her Las Vegas residency on November 18, Adele plans to push pause on her music career and shift her focus to education. She will pursue a degree in English Literature. 

 SunFest is looking for a Business Manager to oversee the financial activities of the company. 

 New Orleans Jaz & Heritage Festival is looking for a Festival Sustainability Coordinator part-time to work with the COO and Green Team Co-Chairs.

Manager, Business & People Operations is needed at TicketManager, an event management software. 

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  • Big Gigantic, Lettuce, The String Cheese Incident, and The Floozies are headlining Backwoods Music Festival in Ozark, AR, April 20-23, 2023

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