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 2019


Amplead is a brand new web service that provides valuable digital tools for all sectors of the Live Entertainment Industry. Whether you’re a new artist about to step out on stage for the first time, or a seasoned venue with a rich history of successful events, Amplead has a continually evolving collection of easy-to-use tools which can help take your events to the next level. Our goal is to streamline the process of event and business management, whilst assisting with networking, growth and audience engagement.

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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.

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.

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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Showsec is an award-winning event and venue security specialist dedicated to achieving excellence in security and crowd management. Based on core commitments to safety and customer service for more than 30 years, our team of skilled security professionals have serviced thousands of events at over 450 venues, managing the safety of over 25 million people at venues, sports, concerts, festivals and public events each year.

Continual investment in bespoke educational and training programmes underpin our delivery of consistently professional and customer-friendly security solutions. Investors in People, SIA Approved Contractor Scheme and ISO 9001 accreditation reinforces an impressive client list, who repeatedly entrust Showsec to help deliver safe, enjoyable experiences for audiences and performers.

Troxy is a 1930s art deco Grade II listed venue in East London. Originally opened as a luxury cinema, the venue has since been a theatre, bingo hall and is now one of London’s best loved and coolest venues for a huge variety of events, from awards ceremonies, to fashion shows, indoor sports, conferences and gala dinners.

Troxy is proud to be one of the few remaining independent venues in London which along with their incredible audio capability makes the venue a mecca for live music fans. In 2018, Troxy announced their partnership with the paperless ticketing platform DICE, making them the world’s biggest mobile-first venue.

Retaining many of the original features, the venue is unique and even features its own original Wurlitzer organ- the largest of its kind in Europe.

From Sink The Pink club nights to the latest K-Pop bands, the live gigs held at Troxy are cutting edge. Clients come to the venue for both its vintage features but also its brave and flexible management team, who enable interesting use of the space.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK, was the first wholly owned subsidiary outside of Germany and is the UK’s Number One best-selling speciality spirit. Best served Ice Cold, Jägermeister is a unique herbal spirit made from 56 different herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits. The botanicals also work exceptionally as a long drink, the Jägermeister Mule.

With consumer drinking trends and habits constantly evolving, Jägermeister continues to stand out from the crowd by offering exciting experiential activities, innovative offerings and out-of-the box thinking.
The reason behind its popularity is heavily down to versatility and ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of consumers and drinks trends. In addition Jägermeister continues to invest heavily in the music world.
During the summer, Jägermeister has strong presence across the UK festival scene. Furthermore Jägermeister has also partnered with independent lifestyle and music stations, Soho Radio (London) and Reform Radio (Manchester).

These brands fiercely champion innovative music from local, established and emerging talent, making them perfect partners for Jägermeister.

Electric Group is a fast growing independent music venues group.  Our venues include Electric Brixton and SWX Bristol.  We also own the Freeholds of some iconic regional music venues but we aren’t allowed to talk about them yet!   We operate with an entirely independent mindset, working collaboratively with promoters to deliver the very best events in our venues and a great experience for the gig-goer.

SJM Concerts is one of the UK’s leading concert promoters working with a wide range of artists including Adele, Coldplay, The Script, Florence + The Machine, The 1975, The Killers, Green Day, Take That, Little Mix, Peter Kay, Lorde, AC/DC, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith, Dave, Arctic Monkeys, Madness, George Ezra, Radiohead, Olly Murs, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Muse and Stormzy amongst many others.

As well as promoting in every major UK Stadium, SJM Concerts promote concerts at every level of venue making them the UK’s busiest promoters.  In 2011 SJM were behind the biggest ever tour to play the UK, Take That, selling an astonishing 1.8m tickets. SJM also promote the week of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust which just celebrated another record year of ticket sales.

SJM Concerts have been voted ‘Promoter of The Year’ several times by industry magazine “Live” and at Music Week Awards.

SJM management are Simon Moran, Conrad Murray and Dave Salmon. SJM manage The Stone Roses, The Script (with Martin Hall), Kasabian (with John Coyne), Courteeners, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Rick Astley (with Lene Bausager), Inhaler (with Anthony Genn), Blossoms & The Coral as well as Ian Brown’s solo career.

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry is passionate about music and is a genuine venue of choice for promoters.  Situated in the centre of the UK, the Ricoh Arena offers three fantastic music venues all under one roof, making it the ideal choice for the world’s biggest acts and up and coming artists.  The Ricoh has hosted a range of big-name artists in 2019 including the Spice Girls and Bon Jovi, and is hosting Rammstein in 2020. With a proven track record of hosting world class live music shows, the Ricoh Arena has developed a trusted reputation as a venue that goes that extra mile to ensure artists, promoters , agents and managers receive seamless support from initial enquiry to load out. The Ricoh Arena is the most connected venue in the UK with motorways and on-site railway station offering easy access to fans.  

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Founded in 2015 with the express intent of being ‘Where Live Industry Lives’, Production Park is home to more than 20 live events businesses, 2 studios and a dynamic cohort of over 200 students. It is an international destination of choice for technically challenging live productions.

The Production Park Studios, The Mill, London and Studio 001, Wakefield are perfect spaces for live events, productions and rehearsals of any size.

The Mill, after a recent refurb, is a hidden gem in London offering 4620 sq. ft (429 sq. m) of flexible space and is an ideal setting for a variety of events, including: full production and band rehearsals, film & television, musical and operatic productions and emerging artists.

Studio 001 is a world famous arena-sized studio standing at 80ft tall and is located at the heart of the Production Park campus boasting a 128-tonne roof capacity

Situated in the heart of Lincoln, The Engine Shed is one of the most celebrated entertainment’s venues in the East Midlands. Following the refurbishment of a disused railway storage facility, the venue boasts an 1800 capacity in a warehouse-style space – previously hosting the likes of Chase & Status, Florence & the Machine, Johnny Marr, Rudimental, Blossoms & more!With a L’Acoustics Kara PA & in-house lighting system, as well as marketing support with access to 15,000+ students and favourable venue hire rates, The Engine Shed is suited to all your needs!

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Concorde2 is Brighton’s Multi-award Winning Live Music Venue & Nightclub. Nationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading live music venues & nightclubs. Concorde2 has played host to a continuously diverse cross section of events for many many years.

Boasting state of the art L-Acoustics sound and lighting systems, the 600 capacity Concorde2 is a classic Victorian building, originally used as tea rooms in the 1800’s. In the 1960’s it became a notorious bikers cafe and in the 1970’s an amusement arcade, before it was eventually transformed into all its current glory in 2000. We take pride in the reputation we have built as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue.

Described as ’The Perfect Venue’ by Dave Grohl whilst on-stage in 2008, the venue strives to provide a platform for artists of all genres & status by providing a high quality, intimate surrounding whilst delivering an energetic and unforgettable environment for the audience.