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Isle of Wight Takeover Go Ahead

Live Nation’s controversial takeover of the Isle of Wight festival has been given the green light by regulators. Earlier this year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation into whether the deal would result in a “substantial...
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Festival Futures: 3 Key Trends

As we approach the end of an eventful festival season featuring a few high profile casualties, The Gen attempts to map out three key trends for the future of the sector: More consolidation in the marketplace involving major players....
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PRSF & Festival Republic: ReBalance

Festival Republic and PRS Foundation have unveiled details of ReBalance, a three-year programme based in Leeds that will aim to start addressing the problem of gender imbalance on festival line-ups. The initiative will seek to tackle this at the...
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Biggest Weekend: Beeb’s Big Blunder?

BBC Music has announced plans to stage a new music festival called The Biggest Weekend next year, which will take place in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales over the late May Bank Holiday weekend in 2018. Aimed at an...
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Festivals & Venues Lose Flare

The Home Office last week introduced an offence under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 which means that any member of the public found guilty of possessing pyrotechnics such as flares, fireworks and smoke bombs at a festival or music event could...
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TRNSMT Signals T Break

Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro are set to headline Glasgow’s TRNSMT, the first edition of a new festival from the organisers of T In The Park. Taking place from 7th-9th July at Glasgow Green, other acts announced include The 1975, Catfish...
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AIF Announces Core Congress Programme

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), the trade association that represents over 60 UK festival organisers, has announced the core programme and additional speakers for Festival Congress 2016, which will take place in Cardiff later this year. Taking place...
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Leeds & Reading – Gig & Lig!

The North East has always punched above its weight in terms of creative talent and it’s something Generator is proud to have played a key role in developing and promoting, a recent key indicator that the North East is a...
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Chase Park Festival

The organisors of Chase Park festival have confirmed the event’s line-up for 2016 with Sheffield’s indie dance stalwarts Reverend & The Makers taking part in what has been billed as the festival’s most ambitious gathering to date. Chase Park Festival...


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