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Festival Insights NEWS: NFT-Tix Secures Multi-Year Deal with Unum Festival

NFT-TiX, the blockchain-based ticketing platform, has announced yet another multi-year partnership, this time with with Unum Festival, one of the most highly-anticipated music events of the year. This collaboration marks a turning point in the entertainment industry, as Unum Festival becomes another major event to embrace NFT-TiX ticketing technology. Starting May 5th, 12:00 noon European…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Mixed-reality music startup Volta Secures £400k Innovate UK Grant

Off the back of a well-received Glastonbury debut (with Bonobo, Jamie Jones, TSHA and more), immersive mixed-reality technology, Volta can now reveal they’ve secured a £400k ($500k) grant from Government-backed Innovate UK.  Volta, a technology included as One of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2021, is a self-serve XR creation platform that gives musicians, artists & creators the ability to design…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE Appoints CEO as Body Secures Multi-year Funding

Association of British Orchestras becomes LIVE’s 14th member organisation LIVE, the voice of the UK’s live music and entertainment business, has today appointed hospitality industry expert Jon Collins as its new Chief Executive. Formed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, LIVE has been a driving force for the advancement of the sector. In just two…
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Festival Insights NEWS: East of England Arena secures Festival of Vintage

UK: The East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) has announced that the Festival of Vintage – an event celebrating the music, fashion and style from the 1930s to the 1960s – will be coming to the venue in September 2020, organised by former EEAEC marketing manager, Keeley Harris. The festival will include vintage…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Truckfest secures four more years at East of England Arena

UK: Truckfest, the annual exhibition and festival of trucks and trucking, has agreed to extend its agreement with the East of England Arena and Events Centre, following its 35th consecutive year at the venue. The extension will take the long-running event to its 40th anniversary in 2024. Truckfest has grown steadily since its first edition…
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Festival Insights NEWS: PlayPass secures €1.9 million capital funding from Newion Investments

WORLDWIDE: PlayPass, a global market leader in RFID and cashless payment technology for the live events industry, has secured €1.9 million in its latest round of capital funding. Since being founded in 2012, the award winning company has expanded to deliver innovative solutions to more than 600 events, in 19 countries across five continents. With…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Weezevent secures long term contract with Gin Festival

UK: The ticketing and cashless provider Weezevent has won the account to provide the Gin Festival with its unique solution on a long-term deal. The Gin Festival is the largest growing event in the UK with over 60 events catering for 170,000 people in 2017. Weezevent will provide both access control and cashless at all…
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