Live Nation Acquires Argentinian Concert Promoter DF Entertainment

Courtesy of Live Nation
      

Live Nation Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in DF Entertainment, one of Argentina's top independent concert promoters.

Founded and owned by Diego Finkelstein, the Buenos Aires-based DF Entertainment will continue to oversee all operations throughout its portfolio, including concert promotion, music festival production, ticketing services and equity in local venues.  

"The demand for concerts and live events across South America has never been higher, and the local insight of Diego and the DF Entertainment team will help us connect more artists and fans throughout Argentina than ever before," said Michael Rapino, Live Nation Entertainment president and CEO, in a statement. "DF Entertainment has proven to be an amazing partner and the premier promoter in Argentina, and we're glad to have them join the Live Nation family after many years working together."

Live Nation and DF Entertainment have co-promoted a number of regional events together in the past several years, including Coldplay, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Ariana Grande and Phil Collins tours. DF also serves as the local partner, promoter and ticketing provider for Lollapalooza Argentina, in partnership with the Live Nation-owned C3 Presents.

In 2018, DF Entertainment sold more than 500,000 tickets, according to the company.

"Argentina's live music industry continues to flourish, and together with Live Nation, so will DF Entertainment," added Finkelstein. "I'm very proud of our team and can't wait to see our event lineup grow even more with the support and resources of Live Nation behind us."


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