Festival Republic

  1. HMV Holiday Sales Tumble As Interest In Retailer's Live Division Grows

    January 09, 2012 11:01 AM EST Troubled U.K. entertainment retailer HMV ended 2011 in much the same way that its year began: with falling sales and mounting speculation about its future. The company's latest financial statement reports that the company suffered an 8.1% dro ...

  2. Popkomm & Reeperbahn Festivals May Help Invigorate Germany's Declining Music Markets

    August 26, 2011 5:25 PM EDT The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Two music trade festivals coming to Germany in September may help invigorate the country's declining music market: Popkomm in Berlin and the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. Both fairs are being sup ...

  3. Reading/Leeds Boss: GNR Must Pay Any Curfew Breach Fine

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic managing director Melvin Benn tells Billboard.biz "it's been another good year" for his events. As he looks back over a strong U.K. festival season, he makes Axl Rose 's antics at Reading and Leeds Festivals s ...

  4. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  5. Festival Republic Takes Control Of Big Chill Fest

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. festival and event promoter Festival Republic has taken majority ownership of the Big Chill Festival. The festival, which marked its 15th year this summer, is staged at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire. It takes place next year on Aug. 5-8. The ...

  6. British Festival-Goers Still Car-Bound

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Despite efforts by U.K. festival organisers in recent years to "green" their events, more than two-thirds of festival-goers still travel by car -- and most of those are in vehicles containing only one or two people. That statistic emerge ...

  7. Secondary Ticket Deal For Isle Of Wight Fest

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following its deal with Festival Republic for Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals , London-based Viagogo has now become the official secondary ticketing partner for the Isle Of Wight Festival, held June 12 to 14. The 50,000-capacity Isle Of W ...

  8. Radiohead, Monkeys, Kings To Headline Reading/Leeds

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England’s August Bank ...

  9. Heavenly Planet Fest Canceled

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s inaugural Heavenly Planet Festival, scheduled for July 10 and 11 in Reading, has been canceled because of the impact of the recession. Reading Borough Council and promoter Festival Republic announced today (March 17) that the world ...

  10. Eavis Honored At MIDEM For Green Glastonbury

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Eavis was presented with the MIDEM Green World award in Cannes, in recognition of the environmental achievements at the annual music festival. Eavis has organized Glastonbury since its launch in 1970 on his 500-acres dairy farm in Somerset ...

  11. Festival Republic Plans Heavenly Event

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the U.K. promoter behind the Leeds and Reading festivals, is part of a group planning a new outdoor event for 2009 called Heavenly Planet. Although still awaiting local-authority approval, the organizers believe the new festival ...

  12. Franz Ferdinand, Sigor Ros, Interpol Lead Latitude

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand, Sigor Ros and Interpol are among the major names booked to play at the leftfield U.K. festival Latitude. Others acts confirmed on the bill are Death Cab For Cutie, Elbow, the Breeders, Amadou and Mariam, and M.I.A. The third annua ...

  13. Lolla, Festival Republic Producers Launching New U.S. Festival

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Mel ...