2019 Live Event Resolutions - XLIVE Live Event Blog

2019 Live Event Resolutions

  The New Year is here which means it is time to not only reflect on the past but also set goals for the future. The transition from 2018 to 2019 should be a time where wins are celebrated and loses are evaluated for improvements. Reflecting on the year, there were many emerging trends in […]

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FestX Awards 2018 Recap – Festival Awards Presented by XLIVE and Everfest

  The FestX Awards, the United States only festival award show, was hosted on December 11th at the XLIVE Annual Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  The evening brought together visionaries and innovators in the festival space to celebrate the groundbreakers and tastemakers of the industry. Winners from thirteen different categories were […]

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Potential Problems with LED Wristbands

Potential Problems with LED Wristbands

Equipping fans with LED wristbands has been an ever growing trend at live events. Whether it’s to light up a stadium during the Super Bowl Halftime show or to give Oprah Winfrey a grand welcome to the stage, they have been enhancing the look and energy of events all across the country. By arming guests […]

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XLIVE Interview Series - Tim Bookout - Event Architecture

XLIVE Interview Series – Tim Bookout – Event Architecture (EA)

    This week on the XLIVE Interview Series, we sat down with Tim Bookout, Director of Sales for Event Architecture (EA).  EA began when one of North America’s top custom trade show houses, The Trade Group (TTG), discovered unique European-designed indoor/outdoor event structures.   TTG decided to bring them to the US market and formed […]

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Leveraging Social Media to Boost Live Event Attendance 1

Leveraging Social Media to Boost Live Event Attendance

  For over a decade social media has been connecting people online through their screens. According to the Smart Insights Global Digital Report 2018, there are 3.196 billion social media users worldwide, up 13% from last year. With more people than ever online, it is important to understand how to properly leverage social media to […]

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The Changing Landscape of Live Event Design 1

The Changing Landscape of Live Event Design

  From festivals to corporate events, live events are getting bigger and better every year. This is due in part to growing budgets allowing for more funding to be spent on production. Through invention and ease of access, all aspects of live events have been enhanced. Grander stage designs, brighter and more elaborate lights, advanced […]

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Complying with the FCC When Using RFID 1

Complying with the FCC When Using RFID

  Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has revolutionized the way festival operations are handled. Adding this technology to guests wristbands or name badges has allowed for more efficient processes to be implemented. Check in has been sped up, cashless payments have allowed for quicker purchases, exchanging contact information has been made effortless, determining ROI for […]

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The Importance of Sponsors at Live Events and How to Acquire Them - XLIVE Live Event Blog 1

The Importance of Sponsors at Live Events and How to Acquire Them

  Sponsorships are a huge multi-billion dollar market around the world and an integral part of life events. According to IEG sponsors are expected to spend $936 billion in North America in 2018. However, while more dollars are being spent, sponsors are becoming harder to secure. IEG also found that almost six of out ten […]

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The Rise of Destination Festivals - XLIVE Blog - Live Event Blog

The Rise of Destination Festivals

  Music festivals for most people are already an escape from reality for a few days. They represent a safe space where one can check their problems at the gate and dance for hours on end. They have become even more of an escape as these events have begun to move offshore to coveted destinations […]

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Cleaning Up Summer Camping Festivals - Photo by John Such on Unsplash

Cleaning Up Summer Camping Festivals

  #Festivalseason. For many music-lovers, it’s an escape for a weekend filled with celebrating music, dancing to good tunes, and a care-free state-of-mind. Unfortunately, thousands of people camping or day-tripping is a recipe for massive amounts of trash. It is a common scene to see campsites and venues abandoned at the end of a weekend […]

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Event Cancelled - Why Are So Many Events Getting Canceled?

Live Event Cancellations: Why Are So Many Festivals Being Canceled?

  Left and right it seems like music festivals are getting cancelled for one reason or another. The current 2018 festival graveyard is filled with bankrupted companies, poor ticket sales, fraudulent companies, loss of venues, lack of permit, severe weather, and other factors that lead to the cancellation of an event. The music festival industry […]

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