FESTIVAL INDUSTRY NEWS

Live Nation CEO Says U.S. Music Festivals Could Reopen by ‘Mid-Summer

Live Nation has taken a timeline provided by the British government as an all-clear for the summer festival season, selling some 170,000 tickets this week to three major U.K. summer festivals

Carnegie Hall Cancels Its Performance Season for the First Time In Its 130-Year History

As a result of “the ongoing effects of COVID-19,” Carnegie Hall has canceled its performance season for the first time since 1891.

Doc Films About Demi Lovato, Tom Petty Headline SXSW 2021

Documentaries about Demi Lovato, Tom Petty, Selma Blair and Charli XCX are among the films set to premiere at next month’s South by Southwest Film Festival.

Ticketmaster Creates Division To Run New Livestream Show Service

Ticketmaster has created a new global music team to oversee its newly launched international livestream show ticketing platform Ticketmaster Livestream, with the aim of capitalising on the burgeoning digital events sector.

The Weeknd Announces 104-Date ‘After Hours World Tour 2022’

The tour kicks off on Jan. 14 in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Berlin and more, before wrapping Nov. 16 in London at The O2.

Sweden follows Denmark in move to introduce digital vaccine passports

Sweden has announced that it will follow the lead of Nordic neighbour Denmark in deploying digital vaccination certificates. The move is intended to allow those who have been inoculated to travel and attend sporting or cultural events