XLIVE PRESS RELEASE: XLIVE 2016: Industry Leaders to Share Latest in Festival Music, Food, Culture, “Live Event” Tech, Production, and Beyond

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XLIVE- Las Vegas, NV – The glimmering strip of Las Vegas will set the stage this December 5th – 7th forXLIVE 2016: the unrivaled festival + live event convention & expo and largest of its kind in the world. Having already revealed exciting new expansions for the 2016 endeavor to […]

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The Unexpected Group Responsible for Food & Wine Festival Industry Growth

Who’s responsible for what seems to be the inevitable climb in industry growth for food and wine festivals? Not to our surprise, statistics show that Millennials are carrying the weight in the Food and Wine arena as the  driving force behind the industries  projected over 200% annual growth in the industry. From 2013-2014 alone Eventbrite saw […]

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Have You Seen What Anheuser-Busch is Doing with Fest. and eSports

Similar to music festivals, eSports events are translating their passion into an opportunity for brands who are looking to communicate with an audience by creating engaging activations to create added value in the live event experience. With the youthful market driving the industry, both live events offer growth and opportunity in the realm of marketing, […]

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XLIVE 2016 Featured in PRNewswire, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — XLIVE – The vast, veritably uncharted territory of eSports is set to take center stage at XLIVE 2016, the world-renowned preeminent conference & expo focused on festivals and live events taking place in Las Vegas this December 5-7. As this rising niche business of gaming gains exposure in the […]

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Event Management 101 with New York City Wine and Food Festival’s John Trumble

Our friends over at Lennd  are at it again! They sat down with Managing Director of NYCFF (New York City Wine and Food Festival), John Trumble to get behind the scenes of the event. With a background in production at MTV and Gilt, they gathered some of his personal insights on event management. When you […]

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Festival Season Comes to Fort Wayne

Festival Season Comes to Fort Wayne Experiencing the highs and lows of the summer festival scene can make even the most passionate festival fan feel a little jaded by the time Labor Day weekend rolls around. Inevitably, seeing so many of the same bands, sponsorship activations, vendors, and even your fellow fans making their way […]

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Mondo.NYC Founder Bobby Haber on What Sets His New Festival Apart

Bobby Haber stopped by Billboard to discuss the official launch of the Inaugural Mondo, NYC Festival, and what makes this five-day music industry conference and indie artist showcase different. Check out the interview below: Why did you want to create Mondo in the first place? BH: For myself and my partner Joanne Abbot Green, it’s really […]

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Sponsorship Activations Making Brands Stand Out

It wasn’t all that long ago that sponsorship activation at events consisted of simply having a brand’s logo on stages, banners, and merch tents. Now that experiential marketing is no longer just a buzzword, we’ve reached the point where event organizers expect that their sponsors will create activations that enhance the entire live event experience […]

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The State of the Festival Industry with Governors Ball Co-Founder Tom Russell

Our friends over at Lennd sat down with Billboards 30 under 30 member, and co-founder of Governors Ball NYC, Tom Russell to chat about the developments in the festival production industry. What does it take to produce a successful festival in a major city like New York? First and arguably most importantly, is the talent, because New York […]

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KABOO Del Mar, EventBrite, and The Why Co shed light on the most loyal fans

With any industry, knowing and understanding your target audience is a key factor in it’s creative/logistical operations and overall success. This rings especially true for festivals, with some thirty-two million people attending at least one U.S. music festival every year. Regardless of the growth in attendance, and high demand for the live events,  there is still […]

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Panel Highlight: Eye on The Sky

In the wake of unprecedented industry growth, music festivals and live events are adapting to the overflow of unique tech advancements, including the likes of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Festivals have always had an intimate, adaptive relationship with technology, and while for some, drones are the next best development, others feel the risk and liability outweighs […]

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