Press release: Festival Live Summit Announced for Live Event and Festival Sector

The UK music industry has announced the launch of Festival Live, a leading international B2B summit dedicated to the latest festival technologies and live event services which brings together the live event and festival (both music and film) industry in response to the sustained spike in sector growth, the growing need to facilitate trade and co-operation within the industry and desire to reveal and showcase the latest technologies, innovations, case studies and updates from the best music festivals and live events on earth.

The first event, taking place 10th-11th May 2019 at the Brighton Centre, East Sussex, UK will have attendance and speakers from organisations such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Latitude, Black Deer Festival, End of the Road Festival, AEG Presents, Beggars Group, Broadwick Live, Dreamland Margate, Sony Music, Raindance Film Festival, Digital Domain, Hospital Records, Discogs, London Craft Beer Festival, Todd in the Hole Festival and and Pollstar, to name but a small few.

Key Features and Topics:

*There will be live demonstrations from the likes of Iconic Engine (powered by Digital Domain, the team that created the Tupac hologram at the Coachella festival) a leading provider of an end-to-end XR solutions and location Based Entertainment (LBE) content and technology tech Immersive and interactive content development.

*The implications of and impact of Brexit on festival organisers: what will happen to UK production companies typically used by US artists transportation and the inherent costs, visas & the potential for a very long and complicated visa process for artists for example. Speakers include Clintons, Beggars Group & Independent Music Law Advice.

*The Summit will feature a CEO only panel debate on the economics of live event organisation, featuring the Chief Exec’s of key brands such as Dreamland Margate, Black Deer Festival, End of the Road Festival, Discogs, and moderated by the UK & European Editor of Pollstar.

*Current partners and exhibitors for the UK event include major record labels such as Universal, Sony and Hospital Records, Discogs, the website with a global ranking of #3 for a music site, after only Spotify & YouTube, Audio-technica, Fisheye Hub, Fest Intentions & Tixserve.

*Multiple Trade Associations will be in attendance & will be giving the supplier and wider industry perspective on the market and with demand for live entertainment at an all-time high, what does the festivals and live events industry landscape look like in the coming seasons?

Posted as received from Vinyl World Congress

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