BookMyShow to support inaugural Indian MotoGP event

BookMyShow has been unveiled as the official ticketing platform for India’s inaugural MotoGP motorcycle-racing event later this year. The platform is inviting fans to register their interest in tickets ahead of the MotoGP Bharat event over the weekend of September 22-24 at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Initial reports suggest that general admission …

Manchester Mayor urges unions to call off strikes over Parklife weekend

Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, has called for planned industrial action by tram drivers over the weekend of the Parklife music festival to be postponed. Burnham offered to meet union bosses – who are demanding more than the current 5% pay rise on the table from Manchester Metrolink – if they agreed to call …

Peaky Blinders run provides further evidence of immersive theatre growth

Peaky Blinders: The Rise, an immersive theatre production, has now officially closed after more than 300 shows in Camden, London. Delivered by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Immersive Everywhere, which works with world-famous titles to create live theatrical experiences, the show attracted some 45,000 guests over its run. Rich Major, group director of sales and marketing …

More FIFA Women’s World Cup tickets released as resale platform launched

Nearly 250,000 additional tickets have been put on general sale ahead of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Football’s global governing body FIFA said that the new ticketing inventory would go on sale on Tuesday, with seats available across all 64 matches. FIFA said that it had “reviewed the available …

Search engines urged to rethink reselling stance

Internet search engines have been criticised for helping to facilitate unauthorised ticket resales by Sam Shemtob, director of the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT). Speaking at the Primavera Pro music conference in Barcelona, Shemtob slammed search engines for hosting advertisements from unauthorised resellers. “Across Europe, countries including Belgium, France, Ireland and others have outlawed …

Live Nation pulls the plug on Download Germany

Live Nation GSA (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) officials have blamed production challenges created by this summer’s busy festival market for the decision to cancel next month’s Download Germany 2023. The hard rock festival attracted 65,000 fans when it was held in Germany for the first time in 2022 and was set to return in 2023 with …

United Rugby Championship breaks attendance record following fan engagement drive

The multinational BKT United Rugby Championship (URC) says improved fan engagement campaigns have helped it to break attendance records this season. The tournament, which features the top teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales, will conclude its 2022-23 season with this weekend’s sold-out grand final between DHL Stormers and Munster at the 55,000-capacity …

The O2 set for biggest-ever comedy year

Comedy now accounts for 15% of programming at London’s The O2, Europe’s busiest indoor arena. The venue said 2023 will be its biggest year on record for comedy with headliners including Peter Kay, Micky Flanagan and Kevin Hart. Following Kay’s monthly residency, which runs all the way through to April 2025, this month the stand-up …