K-pop’s Music Bank World Tour to debut in Spain
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by James Hanley
12h ago
A renowned K-pop event is to debut in Spain later this year in the latest phase of its international expansion. First staged in Tokyo, Japan in 2011, the Music Bank World Tour is an offshoot of one of South Korea’s most popular music TV shows, Korean Broadcasting System’s (KBS) Music Bank. It has gone on to be held in cities across Asia, Europe and Latin America, showcasing artists such as BTS, Stray Kids and Twice. Its 19th edition will land at Madrid’s 80,000-cap Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on 12 October this year, promoted by SONDE3 and LA Rock Entertainment and broadcast live on KBS. Lineup ..read more
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Festivals ’24 update: Glastonbury, Primavera, Flow
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by James Hanley
12h ago
As the 2024 festival season draws closer, a host of leading events have offered updates on what’s in store this summer. Glastonbury, which will be headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA, has begun releasing its full lineup, stage-by-stage. This week, it unveiled the bill for The Glade, including live performances from Faithless, Goldie, D:REAM, Eva Lazarus, Nubiyan Twist, K-Klass, Henge and Afriquoi, alongside DJ sets from Fatboy Slim, Camelphat, Layla Benitez, Groove Armada, Gok Wan, Carlita, Chris Stussy, Mall Grab and Desiree. Set for Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 26-30 June, the UK festiva ..read more
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French festival says ’24 edition could be its last
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by James Hanley
14h ago
Organisers of one of France’s biggest and longest-running music festivals say the 2024 edition could be its last, amid a dispute with local authorities. The privately-funded 70,000-cap Les Vieilles Charrues festival in Carhaix, Brittany has been held since 1992, attracting the likes of Robbie Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Muse, Lana Del Rey, Depeche Mode and Neil Young. This year’s event, scheduled for 11-14 July, will star David Guetta, Kings of Leon, Sting, Sam Smith, Gossip, PJ Harvey, Yungblud and Simple Minds, among others. Regular four-day tickets cost €197. But the Vieilles Ch ..read more
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Preston to host Radio 2 in the Park
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by Gordon Masson
14h ago
BBC Radio 2’s flagship annual live music event, Radio 2 in the Park, will take place this year in Preston, Lancashire, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, presenter Gaby Roslin revealed on today’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show. The station, along with many of its presenters, will be decamping to the city’s Moor Park for two days, bringing a host of stars to northern England for a programme of live performances. The full artist line-up will be revealed in early June, with tickets going on sale shortly afterwards. Details will be available on the Radio 2 in the Park website. Last year’s Radio 2 in t ..read more
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UK gov rejects Misogyny in Music recommendations
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by Lisa Henderson
17h ago
The UK government has rejected the recommendations made in the Misogyny In Music report, conducted by the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC). Published in January, the report demanded urgent action to tackle “endemic” misogyny and discrimination in the UK music industry. The document described the business as a “boys’ club” where sexual harassment and abuse are common, and the non-reporting of such incidents is high. It adds that victims who do speak out either struggle to be believed or may find their career ends as a consequence. Limitations in opportunity, a lack of support and pers ..read more
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Extreme weather washes out another US festival
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by Hanna Ellington
17h ago
A US festival has become the latest victim of weather-related complications, with California’s Sol Blume postponed two weeks before it was set to take place. Organisers of the Sacramento-based festival, which was originally set for 3-5 May, pointed to lasting effects from the torrential rain that drenched the state in late February. This is the second consecutive year the festival has been delayed due to extreme weather. “Mother nature has once again caused commotion and created conditions at the festival site that render it unsafe to build on,” organisers said in a press release. “Although t ..read more
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Paléo organisers warn of increase in ticket scams
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by James Hanley
2d ago
Organisers of Switzerland’s Paléo have warned of a “strong increase” in ticket scams for this year’s festival. All 200,000 passes for the 2024 event, which takes place in Nyon from 23-28 July, sold out in just 21 minutes last month, and fans are being urged to only buy resale tickets through the festival’s official ticket exchange. Paléo Festival is a partner of Swiss consumer protection watchdog FRC (Romande Consumer Rights Federation), which works against ticket touting. “We are currently observing a strong increase in the number of scams involving online ticket purchases on secondary marke ..read more
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Madonna faces more legal woes over delayed gigs
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by Gordon Masson
2d ago
Disgruntled fans in Washington D.C. have filed a lawsuit against Madonna for her late appearances at December concerts in the city’s Capital One Arena, claiming that by starting her shows over two hours behind schedule, she showed “total disrespect for her fans.” They also say they were forced to wait for hours in a “hot, uncomfortable arena,” claiming that Madonna herself had insisted on the temperature. Their allegations include accusations of lip-syncing – another instance of false advertising, according to their lawyers. The legal move follows a similar case filed by two fans who attended ..read more
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Legends installs ex-Meta executive Dan Levy as CEO
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by James Hanley
2d ago
Premium experiences specialist Legends – which agreed a deal to acquire ASM Global last year – has appointed ex-Meta executive Dan Levy as CEO. Levy, who joined Legends last month as interim president, served at Meta/Facebook for almost 15 years, latterly as VP of business messaging, before departing the company in 2023. First reported by Sports Business Journal, Levy’s appointment will see former Legends’ CEO Shervin Mirhashemi transition to the position of vice-chair at the company. “We are poised to take Legends to new horizons at the forefront of sports and entertainment” “You have my c ..read more
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The Weeknd’s delayed Oz/NZ tour officially axed
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by Lisa Henderson
2d ago
The Weeknd’s highly anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand has officially been cancelled. The stadium outing was first postponed in November 2023, just three weeks before it was due to kick off due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Australian event ticketing company Ticketek informed ticketholders on Tuesday (23 April) that the Canadian singer, real name Abel Tesfaye, would not be making the trip Down Under. “The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours Til Dawn Tour’ for Australia & New Zealand is still in process of being rescheduled,” Ticketek revealed. “Whilst we continue to work through the ..read more
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