LIVE UK a sister publication to AUDIENCE, is the only publication dedicated to the country's contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry - promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals in dozens of related sectors.
Festival provides news and information across a broad spectrum of festival business activity, including the launch of new events and the evolution of established ones, anti-crime initiatives, developments in infrastructure, security and ticketing; marketing techniques, waste management and recycling. Published in print and digital issues during the key festival planning season of December to March.


Sponsors and Suppliers 2018


Established in 2007, The Ticket Factory are a boutique ticketing agency, working with the world’s largest exhibition organisers, concert promoters, outdoor events, sports rights holders and venue owners. We have the experience to provide ticketing solutions and we’re flexible enough to create bespoke products and services with a customer first approach. We focus on technology and digital marketing backed by exceptional service and operational delivery.

Wyldfire Signage is an affordable, cloud-based digital signage solution that uses cutting-edge technology and works with any modern TV or monitor.  This dynamic customer engagement service is tailored to promote your events and enhance the audience experience by keeping them informed about an events progress in real-time – changes to the line-up or timings are handled with ease and updated immediately.  With an easy to use content creation service; it is simple to maximise existing revenues by highlighting drinks promotions or future events. You can also introduce a new income stream to your business by selling advertising space to local companies.

Digital signage has never been this accessible. Start spreading your message like wyldfire.

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TECA – The Event Complex Aberdeen

Events in Scotland are changing. The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. Opening in summer 2019, the exciting £333 million transformational development will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with a superior 12,500-capacity arena, 16 luxury hospitality boxes, a Show Deck and a 150-seater restaurant, all of which will provide visitors with a unique and varied entertainment experience.

We don’t just do BIG. For smaller productions, we offer flexible Arena configurations from around 5,000 capacity, alternatively Halls A,B&C each have a seated capacity of 1,700. We’ve got it all covered.

TECA is located right next to Aberdeen International Airport, the UK’s most connected regional airport.

The development also comprises three on site hotels including the adjoining 4-star Hilton with 200 bedrooms, the Aloft Hotel with 150 bedrooms and a third budget hotel to be confirmed with 150 bedrooms.

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Premier Aviation have been arranging private and commercial aircraft travel for music and entertainment clients worldwide since 1994, successfully providing our services to many of the biggest top grossing world tours, year. on year.

With a long-standing reputation for excellence, we work closely with Tour Managers, Artist Management, Promoters and Agents. We take the time to understand the exact requirements, ensuring our service encompasses every detail that a complex live music tour demands.

Our expertise, coupled with 24/7 personal service, has resulted in a varied client portfolio who have remained loyal for over 20 years. We continue to build strong relationships with new clients, upcoming artists, bands and entertainers from the many genres within the industry.

Part of the Hunt & Palmer group, we have offices in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.  With access to aircraft worldwide, we will offer the best solution to suit your requirements.

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Entertainment Agents

The newly re-branded Entertainment Agents’ Association Ltd celebrated its 90th year in 2017.

Many of our Member Agents represent all kinds of artists and musicians within the contemporary music industry and have specialist Terms of Business available to Members to use when working with such performers.

We all work to a strict code of conduct and have recently launched our Affiliate membership scheme allowing Suppliers to the industry eg: AV, PA Companies, Lighting, Insurance, Accountancy and access to networking opportunities with our membership.


Butlin’s Live Music Weekends host 60 adults only three night live music and sporting events throughout the year.  These include the Madness House of Fun Weekender, PDC Darts UK Open and Players Championship Finals, WWE Live, decade-themed breaks such as Absolute 80s and Back to the 2000s and genre-themed breaks such as Rockaway Beach Festival, Cream Weekender, The Great British Alternative Music Festival and Giants of Rock.


Sin City

Opened in 2006, Sin City sits in the heart of Swansea City Centre and is proud to call itself it’s largest independent venue. Live Music has played a key role in developing the venues reputation and the venue now boasts two intimate live spaces (500 & 250 cap) with full in house production.  Working hard alongside dedicated local partners, Sin City plays an active role in the grassroots live music community which we are delighted to see grow year on year. With a growing community comes a more engaged audience and we look forward to continuing to grow the Swansea live music scene while bringing the biggest new UK artists to Wales’ second largest City


Integro’s Entertainment and Sport Practice works with many of the biggest names in music and events as well those in the media, film, television, theatre and sports industries. Our experience in the world of live entertainment and events means we understand the nature of risk and have unique and innovative solutions to our clients’ exposures. Our clients include independents, boutiques as well as many of the biggest promoters, artistes, recording labels, festivals and live music events. All our insurance programmes are responsive to the complex needs and requirements of entertainers, promoters, venues, producers, recording studios, national and international organisations, federations and athletes.

Integro is a global specialty insurance brokerage offering unparalleled service levels. We have over 1,200 colleagues spanning over 30 offices, with Music and Event teams based in the UK and USA and we’re extremely experienced in helping clients with immediate response and support, wherever they are in the world.

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Flare Audio is a British loudspeaker technology company which believes artistes and engineers, not loudspeakers, should create sound. Flare Audio products are built on the principle of Waveform Integrity: the signal that goes into the loudspeaker is precisely replicated by the sound wave that comes out. The loudspeaker should be sonically invisible, allowing the driver to deliver sound without interference. This uncorrupted sound retains all of its definition. It couples more efficiently, disperses evenly, enables maximum throw and is more controllable.

Sound connects all people, all things. Let your music, your message, your voice be heard clearly.

YSLV is the UK’s leading display solutions company and has been delivering innovative LED Screen technology for over a decade, working with some of the world’s top brands and companies to help them achieve their visions.

It has the largest rental and sales stock in London and can provide a complete solution, from the concept and design of the screen to designing and managing the content. Its team of intensely dedicated people offer unrivalled technical knowledge, service and support to all its clients. Based in London, York and Birmingham, stock includes stunning 3mm, 4mm, 6mm and 7mm LED screens, amongst other display products.

Music Glue is a specialist e-commerce platform for the music business. We make it easy for fans to buy music, merchandise, tickets and experiences directly from the artist, in one simple transaction.

Over 35,000 artists and managers now use Music Glue to control their e-commerce with ease, owning their data and selling anything, to anyone, anywhere, via any device, in over 25 languages and currencies.

Music Glue was founded in 2007 and is global, with offices in London (HQ), New York and Sydney.

Neg Earth Lights has established itself as one of the leading independent lighting and rigging specialist for live events in the UK. Based in North West London, we are known for innovation, quality and delivery. In over thirty years of trading we have partnered new technologies with new talent and embraced the challenge of creating imaginative lighting designs, which push boundaries from initial concept to reality.