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New flames in the industry¬†ūüĒ•

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Lots of new venues, partnership deals, and festival plans have been announced in the event industry recently, and we are #hereforit. Exciting projects are on the horizon for audiences across the globe, and especially for the sustainability enthusiasts out there. 

Credit: Fabian LippkeJust in CaseBritish band Marillion is asking their fans to help insure their performances just in case one of them contracts Covid on tour. They want to be sure they would be able to pay back their various crews, and claim that the money will be returned ‚Äúif all goes Covid free.‚Ä̬†

Venue Opening Delayed The official opening of History, Live Nation’s new 2,500 capacity Toronto concert venue, has been delayed until November 1st. The original opening was scheduled for October 22nd with a concert by All Time Low, but they, unfortunately, had to cancel, seemingly due to capacity restrictions. 

iHeartRadio ReleaseiHeartRadio has released the date and lineup for their fifth annual ALTer EGO festival, which will feature alternative rock groups such as Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, All Time Low, Willow, and more. It will take place in LA’s Forum on January 15th.

Roskilde Festival Danish music festival Roskilde has officially opened up an extra 5,000 tickets exclusively for attendees under 25 years old in hopes of securing a new generation of fans. The festival will begin June 25th of next year, with new ticket sales starting last Thursday.

New Goldenvoice FestivalGoldenvoice is promoting California Vibrations, new music and lifestyle festival in Long Beach, CA. This event will take place February 4-6, notably honoring the birthday of the late Bob Marley with a rare performance featuring five of his sons. 

BTS TicketsOn Saturday, Ticketmaster announced that tickets to BTS’s LA performances were completely sold out. Fans are complaining about faulty bot systems, claiming that the Ticketmaster system allowed scalpers to buy tickets in bulk in addition to a lack of priority access for fans with previously canceled tickets. 

New Coachella Announcements Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, both slated for April 2022, have announced that they will no longer be requiring vaccination proof for concertgoers after previously stating it would be necessary.

Victoria Reopening PlanThe first trial of Victoria, Australia‚Äôs ‚ÄúVaccinated Economy‚ÄĚ reopening plan has begun, giving people access to attend larger events and venues once again. Look out for the Melbourne Cup and concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl!

LN and Oak View PartnerLive Nation, Oak View Group, and GL events are partnering to develop a new entertainment arena in São Paulo, Brazil that will open in 2024 and seat 20,000. Live Nation and Oak View Group are set to be the facility’s operators and oversee event bookings. 

Demanding OpeningsForum Veranstaltungswirtschaft, the group representing Germany’s major promoters and associations, is demanding the reopening of Germany by December 1st given the 80% vaccination rate and lowered numbers in Covid cases. 

 Redeye (US) is looking for a Manager of Data and Product Operations. Qualifications include strong knowledge of both physical and digital data management along with employee and project management experience. AEG Presents’ Festival team is seeking a temporary Graphic Designer in London for two months. The role calls for designing 2022 launches of BST Hyde Park and All Points East with the Head of Marketing and in-house Graphic Designer. INTIX, the International Ticketing Association, is hiring an Assistant Box Office Manager to help manage ticketing sales and events for their Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, AL. 

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Coldplay has announced their upcoming tour following their newly released album Music of the Spheres. The tour will have a large focus on using sustainable energy resources, featuring a dance floor that generates electricity from the audience’s movements. Also keeping an eye on their environmental footprint is Glasgow’s newly named OVO Hydro arena. The Hydro arena has partnered with OVO, a UK energy supplier, to host 40% more events than in an average year, all while aiming to earn A Greener Festival’s (AGF) Greener Arena Certification. Similarly, Down the Drain, promoter for Danish festival Northside has detailed their plan to offer exclusively plant-based and organic foods at their 2022 performances. After having won the AGF award in 2014 and 2016, this will be their next big step toward becoming even more sustainable for the three-day June event. 

Launching immediately among popular North American venues, ASM Global has announced the creation of their new corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts. The group has also launched the ASM Global Acts Foundation in hopes of supporting philanthropic and community-based projects that emphasize sustainability and diversity. 

One of New Zealand’s biggest music festivals, Bay of Dreams, is no longer on for 2022. Organizers specifically noted the difficulties they encountered in securing spaces for international musical guests to quarantine. The festival, which was set for January, had been completely sold out. 

As they go public, SeatGeek has confirmed that they are closing in on a merging deal with RedBall Acquisition Corp. The deal, valuing SeatGeek at around $1.35 billion, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

The Creative Arts Agency (CAA) is set to acquire ICM Partners, reducing the ‚ÄúBig Four‚ÄĚ to a ‚ÄúBig Three‚ÄĚ. This big deal is truly a big deal in a new wave of industry consolidation plans.

The UK's Somerset County Cricket Club has announced its partnership with ticketing and tech provider SecuTix to create a digital-led platform for members, supporters, and visitors. The program becomes available beginning this Wednesday. 

This week's spotlight is on... Phoebe Joecks¬†ūüĒ¶

Credit: access.intix.orgWorking as an independent ticketing contractor, Joecks travels to different venues across the country and has also been the box office director for SBG productions for 14 years. She is originally from Colorado and talks about her experience with ticketing, vaccinations, and how great it feels being back in the live event industry after Covid. 

Music Tectonics Conference

October 25-27 The Music Tectonics Conference is back with online and in-person options, giving you opportunities to learn and share ideas about music and technology. 

 

how event industry pros are redefining their in-person holiday parties for the season. 

 

about five ways to improve ticketing accessibility within the event industry.

 On Wednesday morning, William Shatner, otherwise known as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek universe, made history as the oldest person to go to space.  

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