Seven forces shaping the future of ticketing

Culture, technology and entrepreneurship summit organiser REMIX has produced a report, commissioned by Eventbrite, debating the future of arts and culture ticketing along with the pros and cons of third party ticketing. Simon Cronshaw, managing partner of the global REMIX summits and founder of, presented the report at the annual REMIX Summit in London.

Shortlist revealed for EPAs 2017

More than 90 event suppliers and companies have been nominated across 17 categories, including Best Staging Supplier, Production Team of the Year and Best Technology Provider.

Two new sports wins for The Ticket Factory

The Ticket Factory has partnered with two UK sports governing bodies, British Swimming and England Squash.   The

EVAGO acquires Mojo Barriers

German event infrastructure provider EVAGO has acquired 100 per cent of Mojo Barriers, in a significant step in its expansion.   The company aims to become one of the world’s largest players in the international live events market, and the addition of Mojo Barriers to its portfolio secures access to international crowd management and infrastructure

Realise launches apprentice training programme

Events and live communications training agency Realise has developed an apprentice training programme for the events industry, open

New Glastonbury event announced: The Variety Bazaar

Glastonbury organisers have announced that an event called Variety Bazaar will take place at a new location following the festival’s fallow year.   The festival will be taking its traditional scheduled fallow year in 2018 to allow the Worthy Farm site to recover, with Glasto founder Michael Eavis also implying that his iconic festival might

[Gallery] NBA at The O2

The NBA Global Games returned to London on 12 January, with the Denver Nuggets battling against the Indiana Pacers. Tickets for the event, which numbered 18,689, sold out in less than an hour, demonstrating the significant popularity of the event in the UK and in London. The event marked the seventh regular season game played

Future Plc expands music portfolio

International media group Future plc has acquired brands Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, Blues and the Golden Gods

London council events enter the cloud

Local government organisations throughout the UK are switching to cloud-based software to help organise their event bookings.

The O2’s Brooklyn Bowl closes

Access received this statement from The O2: “Brooklyn Bowl London is closed until further notice while The O2 Entertainment District undergoes building work for its future designer outlet village.”

One Event Management acquires Absolute Taste

One Event Management has acquired event design company Absolute Taste, and plans to combine the company with its premium catering brand Mecco.   Mecco, which will be rebranded as Absolute Taste, will combine with the existing Absolute Taste business to create a leading luxury event design company.   The new incarnation of Absolute Taste will

Famous faces celebrate Roundhouse at 50

Live performance space The Roundhouse is celebrating its 50th anniversary by asking artists to recall their time at

Intellitix acquires stake in LOC Pay Systems

RFID cashless payment solutions provider has acquired a controlling stake in LOC Pay Systems, which supplied 200 festivals

Latitude looks to raise capacity

Festival Republic, organiser of Latitude, has announced its desire to raise the capacity of the festival by 5,000.   The increase would bring Latitude’s attendance to 39,000.   The local council for the festival, which takes place in Henham Park near Southwold, will put the application out to the public, who have until the beginning

Ahead of Celebrating David Bowie at O2 Academy Brixton, uber-Bowie fans Simon Parkes and Emma Milzani discuss the icon’s influence on his hometown.

Twickets surpasses fundraising target

Ticket resale platform Twickets raced past its fundraising target of £700k, raising more than £890k, just one month