Melvin Benn

  1. Glastonbury, Paolo Nutini Among Winners At U.K. Festival Awards; Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn Delivers Conference Keynote And Talks Exclusivity

    November 16, 2011 11:45 AM EST Headline performances from Beyonce, U2 and Coldplay helped Glastonbury win the best major festival award at the eight annual U.K. Festival Awards, held in London last night (Nov. 15). The title of best medium sized festival went to Secret Garden P ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Guns N' Roses Add London Date

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses has added an extra date at London's O2 Arena to its U.K. tour. The new date, which takes place Oct. 14, accompanies previously announced shows at the London O2 Arena (Oct.13), Birmingham LG Arena (Oct. 17) and Manchester ME ...

  4. Glastonbury Shines On, Retailers Say

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival may have closed its gates on another edition, but the goodwill from this year's June 27-29 event continues to flow at the tills. Jay-Z's firework on the main Pyramid Stage has translated into a huge sales rises at re ...

  5. London Astoria's Future Safe For Time Being: Benn

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Central London's famed Astoria venue is still some years away from the wrecking ball. So says Melvin Benn, managing director of festivals organizer Festival Republic, which lists the Astoria among its portfolio of interests. Benn says he is & ...

  6. Reading, Leeds Fests Toast End Of Carling Era

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST British beer brand Carling has concluded its nine-year branding partnership with the annual U.K. Reading and Leeds festivals. According to a statement issued today by the twin festivals' promoters Festival Republic, it was "by mutual agr ...

  7. Reading Organizers Prepare Fans For Mud, Rain

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Reading Festival remain upbeat about the weekend, despite being forced to close some parking lots and campsites because of flooding from the nearby river Thames. This year's headliners are Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers a ...

  8. Festival Republic To Build U.S. Fest

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic, the renamed live music specialist born from the U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Music Group, is planning to branch out into the United States. Billboard.biz has learned that the £6 million ($12 million) sum MAMA Group agreed to pay for ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Benn Returns To Mean Fiddler

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the British concert promoter and venues operator. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the ...

  11. Benn Returns To Mean Fiddler

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the British concert promoter and venues operator. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) managing director Melvin Benn has withdrawn his resignation from the ...