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XLIVE Interview Series - Chiara Adin - NA Collective

XLIVE Interview Series – Chiara Adin, N/A Collective

  This week on the XLIVE Interview Series, we had a chance to chat with Chiara Adin and get her insights on the current state of experiential design and what trends to expect in 2019.  Chiara Adin co-founded N/A Collective, a hybrid production meets creative shop in 2014 and in a few short years has […]

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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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XLIVE Las Vegas 2018 adds 3LAU as Keynote Speaker and Executives from CBS, Twitch, Elrow and George P. Johnson join the speaking lineup, plus new XLIVE Labs

At the intersection of the vibrant, thriving live event space and the festival community lies XLIVE, the preeminent, multifaceted industry conference for innovators, event producers and creatives. With plans to return to Mandalay Bay this December 9-12, 2018, XLIVE unveils its latest round of programming which includes additional Keynote speakers and a new series of […]

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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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Are Cashless Payments Right For Your Live Event

Are Cashless Payments Right For Your Live Event?

  This past weekend Music Midtown took place in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with Bank of America the festival offered cashless payments through guests wristbands. All weekend long attendees could purchase merchandise, food, and beverage with just a simple flick of the wrist. Bank of America cardholders could also enjoy an exclusive […]

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What does IGTV Mean for Live Event Marketing 3

What does IGTV Mean for Live Event Marketing?

  In 2010 Instagram debuted as a simple platform to share photos. The platform grew to allow 15 second, and later on one minute, video clips. In 2016 the mobile application launched their “Stories” feature, which was met with some controversy. The feature is almost identical to what Snapchat, another picture based social platform, has […]

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Why Live Events Need Influencer Relations Teams

  The buzzword all over live event marketing in 2018 is “influencer”. Left and right more and more live events are using them to help promote. An influencer is someone who usually has a large following on social media, is an expert in a specific niche, and typically has power over others purchasing decisions. It […]

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Live Nation Under Scrutiny in the UK - Live Event Blog

Live Nation Under Scrutiny in the UK

  This past weekend, England hosted one of it’s largest electronic music festivals in Daresbury. 70,000 attendees braved the mud and cold to see performances by Martin Garrix, Diplo, Alesso, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Alesso, Steve Angello, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, and many more. The festival was put on by Live Nation, who bought the festival […]

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XLIVE and Everfest Announce Return of FestX Awards, North America’s Leading Festival Award Show—2018 nominations open now!

Returning for its second year at 1st Mandalay Bay on the dazzling Las Vegas strip is the 2018 FestX Awards curated by festival industry leaders Everfest and XLIVE. FestX will honor festival dignitaries across various sectors—from tech to production to experiential—celebrating the visionaries who have helped transform the festival industry into the world-changing community it […]

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Why Artists Curated Events Are So Successful 1 - live event blog

Why Artists Curated Events Are So Successful

  Creating a new festival is no easy task, especially in today’s congested market. While some believe that the music festival industry is fading, it is simply going through a period of natural selection where on the fittest survive. This makes it even harder for a new festival to come on the scene. However, one […]

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Racetracks & Music Festivals A Love Story

Racetracks & Music Festivals: A Love Story

  Moonrise Festival welcomed headliners Diplo, Kaskade, Marshmello, DJ Snake, Nghtmre, and Zeds Dead to Baltimore on a rainy weekend in August. The event has been held at the Pimlico Race Course since 2014. The location may seem familiar as it is also the same place that the Preakness Stakes horse race occurs. This festival […]

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