Live Nation U.K.

  1. Blur Eyeing U.S., European Dates

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reformed U.K. rock act Blur is looking to add U.S. and European shows to its run of U.K. dates and festival appearances. As well as headline slots at Glastonbury and T in the Park festivals and Oxegen outside Dublin in Ireland, Blur will play two ...

  2. Festival Season Starts With Optimism Despite Economic Challenges

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on ...

  3. Oasis, Killers Headline V Fest

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Oasis and the Killers will headline the U.K. V Festival this summer. The event, sponsored by Virgin Media, is held in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on August 22-23. Other acts on the bill include Razorlight, Snow Patrol, ...

  4. Limp Bizkit Added To Download Line-Up

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Reformed rap-rock outfit Limp Bizkit has been added to the U.K. Download Festival bill, along with Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Trivium. Limp Bizkit, who announced they were reforming with their original line-up yesterday (Feb. 12), will be playing ...

  5. Slipknot Headlines Download Fest

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has been confirmed as one of the headliners for the U.K.'s Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby with dance-rock crossover act the Prodigy, Korn and Mötley Crüe also booked to appear. The three-day rock festival will be held on ...

  6. Promoters Clash Over Rival Rock Fests

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The launch of a new global touring festival, Sonisphere, headlined by Metallica, has provoked a war of words between promoter Stuart Galbraith and his former employer Live Nation U.K., which operates the rival Download festival. Sonisphere was unv ...

  7. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  8. Grainge Named London's Most Influential Music Man

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International CEO Lucian Grainge has been named the most influential person on London's music scene. The second annual 1,000-strong, 22-category, list of "London's Most Influential People" is compiled by L ...

  9. Mobos Moves To Wembley

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards is moving to the Live Nation-managed Wembley Arena for its Oct. 15 2008 ceremony, after being staged at London's O2 Arena last year. The awards were launched in 1996 and last year's winners include ...

  10. Hits Tour And Album For Stereophonics

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock trio Stereophonics is to play a 12-date arena tour in support of a hits collection, “Decade In The Sun: The Best Of Stereophonics,” released Nov. 17 on V2. The label is now integrated into Mercury Records in the U.K. after Universal Musi ...

  11. Kilimanjaro Completes Booking Team

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live music promoter Kilimanjaro Live has marked its first six months of operations by announcing two new appointments. The London-based company was launched in Feb. 2008 by Stuart Galbraith as a joint venture with AEG Live. Steve Tilley has been r ...

  12. Fatboy Slim Headlines Reshaped O2 Wireless Fest

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has restructured its O2 Wireless Festival in the U.K. DJ Fatboy Slim will headline the July 6-8 festival, which will take place only at London's Hyde Park after the city of Leeds was dropped from the line-up. Harewood House, Leeds ...

  13. Galbraith Mounts Return With Kilimanjaro

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Live Nation U.K. managing director Stuart Galbraith has resurfaced at the helm of a new promoter/festival organizer, entitled Kilimanjaro Live Ltd. The company's first major promotions will be a run of shows from the Eagles at London&# ...

  14. The Police Win Big At Billboard Touring Awards

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police reunion tour was the big winner at the fourth annual Billboard Touring Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The global trek by the Police, produced by TNA International, took home awards for top tour and to ...

  15. MAMA To Buy More Mean Fiddler Venues

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Media and marketing firm MAMA Group plc has tabled a bid to acquire six London venues from the U.K. live music player Mean Fiddler Music Group for an undisclosed sum. The sites include the iconic Jazz Café, Garage, G.A.Y. and the Borderline venues ...

  16. Live Nation Overhauls Int'l Web Presence

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation U.K. today revamped its Web site, marking the first stage of the giant promoter's plans to streamline its suite of international sites. The goal, explains Mark Yovich, Live Nation's London-based senior VP of digital, internat ...

  17. Metal Fans Streamed To Download Festival Site

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The metal/rock Download festival held at Donnington Park in England June 8-10 generated almost a million unique visitors to its dedicated Web site, promoter Live Nation U.K. announced today (June 20). The event, headlined by My Chemical Romance (R ...

  18. MAMA Buys London Forum

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. promoter and venues operator Mean Fiddler has reached a deal to sell the London Forum entertainment venue for £1 million ($1.9 million). MAMA, a media and marketing group quoted on the Alternative Investment Market segment of the London Stock ...