Has the Christmas Queen been Dethroned? 🎄👑

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Even the Thanksgiving break couldn’t take the heat off of Live Nation and Ticketmaster, and if you’re still trying to resurface from the inundation of Black Friday/Cyber Monday emails, we’ve got you covered with our BOH Gift Guide

Plus, the festival lineup you’ve been dreaming about.

Glastonbury Changes RequestedGlastonbury organizers have been asked to make changes to the UK festival by Mendip District Council, the group responsible for issuing their license. Requested changes include reducing the noise level, improving the crowd distribution on-site to prevent crowd rushes and crushes, and to control the number of tents and people at campsites to reduce fire risk. The council isn’t asking for a reduction in attendance as “it’s clearly big enough for the people if it goes to the pinnacle of its numbers.”

Bamboozle is BackBamboozle Festival is returning to Atlantic City, NJ, after a 10-year hiatus, May 5-7. The 20th Anniversary edition will feature Limp Bizkit, Say Anything, The Spill Canvas, Valencia, We the Kings, Boys Like Girls, Rick Ross, Steve Aoki, and others. The lineup was teased via social media and encouraged fans to do a word search to discover who was playing.

Ticketmaster Senate HearingsThe US Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights has confirmed that it will hold hearings on the Ticketmaster monopoly following the Taylor Swift pre-sale. Hearings were already being discussed, but the lack of competition issue was accentuated by the pre-sale. Senator Amy Klobuchar argues, “When there is no competition to incentivize better services and fair prices, we all suffer the consequences.” Hearing dates are TBA.

Live Nation Stock PlummetsIn addition to potential troubles with the US Senate, Live Nation’s stock plummeted due to the Taylor Swift pre-sale, dropping to its lowest price (68.25) of 2022 on Friday, November 18. It has climbed slowly since then, but it is still significantly lower than where it was after it announced record results during its Q2 earnings call on August 4 (97.50).

Mirror, Mirror FestivalTravis Scott and Skepta will headline Mirror, Mirror, a one-day festival to honor the legacy of the late Virgil Abloh. The event will take place this Saturday, December 3, at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida. Abloh was an influential fashion designer, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of menswear, founder of Off-White, a director of music videos, and an occasional DJ.

Tour Days are OverFlorence + The Machine has postponed the rest of their UK tour after frontwoman Florence Welch broke her foot. Rescheduled dates for the UK leg - scheduled through the end of November - are TBD, and an update has yet to be provided about dates in Australia and Europe throughout December.

Adele’s Black Tie NYEAdele has added to her Las Vegas residency with 2 new shows on December 30 & 31. In her Instagram post announcing the shows, she encourages fans to bring their “black tie vibes” as they ring in the new year with her. 

The World Is A Vampire [Festival]The inaugural The World Is A Vampire Festival will take place March 6-9 in Mexico City and will be headlined by -- you guessed it -- Smashing Pumpkins. Interpol, Deafheaven, Peter Hook, and Turnstile are also performing.

Bonnaroo’s UncouplingTickets for Bonnaroo went on sale last week with some major changes to how the Tennessee festival sells its Centeroo ticket, parking, and camping passes. These changes, or “uncoupling," of passes allow fans to camp in GA but get a VIP ticket - or visa-versa, giving fans the ability to customize their experience at The Farm.

 Queen of Christmas Dethroned?We all know Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas, however, singer Elizabeth Chan thwarted her efforts to trademark “Queen of Christmas,” “Princess Christmas,” and the abbreviated “QOC,” claiming that she is the world’s only full-time Christmas artist and she deserves the title. We’ve never heard of Chan, but “All I want for Christmas is yoooooooouuuuuuu” is already stuck in our heads. 🤷

 BearCom is looking for Live Event Team Drivers to support special events nationwide. Looking to add team drivers for the delivery and deployment of our event trailers. Roles are full-time with a complete benefits package including PTO.

Live Nation’s summer associate program positions are live. Check out the full list here.

AEG is looking for a Sr. Talent Buyer - Southeast in West Palm Beach, FL, to oversee the booking, negotiations, and coordination of productions for various venues, shows, one-offs, festivals, and tours.

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to thank. Saboo created the viral graphic generator, Instafest, which taps into your most-played Spotify artists to create your customized dream festival. If you haven’t done so yet, go to the Instafest site, log in with your Spotify account, and boom, your perfect festival is born. 

If only Saboo could get a small cut of the booking fees…

What’s your dream fest? Share it with us at [email protected] or tag us on your lineup poster @backofhouse.live.BOH’s 2022 Gift GuideThe 2022 BOH Gift Guide is out, featuring some of our favorite gifts at various price points for event professionals on the road, at home, and some great stocking stuffers - definitely need the mini disco ball for our road case. 

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