NTIA report demonstrates importance of electronic music in the UK

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has presented its first UK Electronic Music Industry Report, which has demonstrated the economic, community and cultural value of the electronic music industry, and the genre’s interwoven presence in live concerts, events, venues and festivals. Published in collaboration with Audience Strategies, the report showcased how electronic music has had …

Green survey finds events are more concerned about overall carbon footprint

Vision: 2025’s annual Industry Green Survey has found that local authorities in the UK are more interested in the sustainability efforts of an event, and that festivals and shows are now more concerned about their overall carbon footprint.  Despite these concerns however, only 24% of the survey respondents have a net zero strategy in place, …

Xceed secures €2m in latest funding round

Music ticketing platform Xceed has secured €2m (£1.7m/$2m) from its latest funding round.  Xceed was launched in Europe by Mattia Franco and Luca Papaleo and is now available in over 15 countries and 125 cities. It provides software for clubs, bars and festivals across the globe.  The software enables clients to digitise their online presence …

NSW Government supports local cultural events through major funding

New South Wales (NSW) Government has partnered with 15 councils to provide a boost for major cultural events and festivals across the region.  Some of the councils include Liverpool City Council, Blacktown City Council, Georges River Council, Wollongong City Council, the City of Canterbury Bankstown, Inner West Council and City of Newcastle.  Liverpool City Council …

Glastonbury coach and ticket packages sell out in 22 minutes

Coach and ticket packages for next year’s Glastonbury Festival sold out in just 22 minutes after going on sale yesterday (Thursday). The UK’s flagship festival returned this year after COVID-induced cancellations in 2020 and 2021.  Glastonbury will return to Worthy Farm next year from June 21-25 and the usual rush for tickets did not disappoint, …

Tech Stack: Web3 toolkits and more…

Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries… MetaFests and Vatom launch Web3 toolkit UK-based Web3 specialist for festivals, MetaFests, has partnered with US-based Web3 technology platform Vatom to launch a ‘Digital Lanyard’.  The ‘Digital Lanyard’ is a blockchain-powered toolkit that will help festival organisers gain access to the multiple benefits …

Victoria supports next round of live music initiatives, people and businesses 

The Victoria Government in Australia has awarded AUD$11m (£6m/$7m/€7m) to various artists, festivals and programmes that will bring a boost to live music in the region.  As part of an ongoing scheme through Creative Victoria, the money will support local music and jobs for thousands in the music industry, and promote Victorian music locally and …

Festicket Moratorium hints at post-pandemic struggles

Festival package company Festicket has filed a moratorium, which typically means that struggling businesses are given formal breathing room to try and come up with a rescue plan.  According to Companies House, the Commencement of Moratorium was listed today (Wednesday) and is being processed. The UK Government says that a moratorium means no legal action …

All Access Anonymous partners with multiple festivals

All Access Anonymous (AAA) has added a number of festivals across South East Asia to its network, partnering with organisers to provide fans with rewards and experiences while still supporting promoters and vendors in a decentralised ecosystem.  The decentralised network is partnering with festivals to provide new opportunities for promoters through the use of Web3 …

TechStack: Apps, the metaverse and more…

Our weekly tech round-up from the world of ticketing and associated industries… NFTs for bucket list events Austin-based FestivalPass has introduced its Founder NFT (non-fungible token) which will offer VIP access to bucket list events. The Festival Family Founders NFT will unlock $1,200 (£984/€1,778) worth of credits on FestivalPass every year, which can be redeemed …