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.
The UK's Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music as an annual round-up of the most prominent and proactive venues, from pubs to stadiums and open-air sites, that play a part in keeping the UK a world leader in contemporary music. This 84-page publication features interviews with venue operators, profiles key personalities – from pub landlords to stadium bosses, and includes a survey of trends in areas such as ticketing and marketing.
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Audience is the world's leading monthly magazine for the international contemporary live music industry, providing news, features and information to professionals in more than 80 countries worldwide. Circulation includes thousands of promoters, festival organisers, venue operators and key people in dozens of related sectors.
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See Tickets

SEE Tickets International is a highly visible and trusted ticketing brand in the UK selling over 9 million tickets per annum.

 The UK division is chaired by Nick Blackburn and run by Rob Wilmshurst who between them have over 40 years experience in the UK ticketing business and are probably well known to you all.

During this difficult economic time we are giving maximum effort to the Marketing, Distribution, Retail and associated Ticketing Operations for all of our valuable clients.
We continue to invest in our operations and refine our approach to a constantly evolving market place and remain dedicated to the very best in client and customer service.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Wembley Stadium

The new Wembley Stadium opened in Spring 2007 and quickly reestablished itself as the country’s leading venue for sports and entertainment events- its flexible and dynamic design allowing it to host a variety of events from soccer and rugby to American football and live music events.

With concerts in mind the designers provided a choice of stage locations but for most the stage is likely to be end-on in the western side of the stadium, bringing fans as close as possible to the artistes. The higher roofline plus a new purpose-built sound system reduces the amount of noise ‘spillage’ while seats in the stadium are demountable to allow quick rigging for concerts and a clean power supply has been built into the stage positions.

This year AC/DC, Take That, Oasis, U2 and Coldplay provided 12 thrilling nights of fantastic live entertainment and U2’s ‘360⁰’ tour smashed the stadium’s all time attendance record set by Rod Stewart in 1995. In total, an incredible 163,000 fans attended their concerts over the two days.

Accolades have also started to roll in including Best Live Venue at both the prestigious NME Awards and the Vodafone Live Music Awards.


Showsec’s has reinforced its position as Europe’s leading security specialist by pioneering crime reduction strategies and robust operational procedures and integrating innovative security measures with unrivalled customer service.

In 2009 the company reduced organised crime at major events such as Bestival, where close communication and joint operations with local police and event organisers proved particularly effective.

By working on the whole spectrum of musical events and with every major live music promoter, Showsec’s 2,500 qualified professionals fine-tuned an already advanced understanding of risk assessment, event safety, ingress, egress and front-of-stage pit management while an extensive research and information exchange facility allowed further advances in the science of crowd management..

Following the opening of a Scottish office in early 2009, Showsec added Rockness, T In The Park, Loopallu and Belladrum to its existing portfolio of over 400 clients including Wembley Arena, Earls Court, MEN Arena and the London Roundhouse as well as TV specials The Brit and MTV Europe award ceremonies.

The UK leg of the U2 360º World Tour and festivals like Download, Hyde Park’s Wireless, Hard Rock Calling, Romania’s B’estfest and Holland’s Lowlands also gave Showsec perfect opportunities to exhibit best practices in collaborative security management systems and techniques.

Millenium Stadium

Over 10 million visitors in 10 years!  After a decade of success, this 21st century emblem is still a constant feature on everyone’s schedule.  Millennium Stadium boasts the only fully retractable roof of its kind in the UK making it not only a Stadium with a fantastic atmosphere but also the largest indoor arena.  Come rain or shine the show will always go on.  Millennium Stadium has seen practically every genre of event in its first 10 years from Rugby World Cup 1999 to U2.

Millennium Stadium has a city centre location with excellent transport links for both fans and promoters alike. It’s located in an affluent and enthusiastic catchment area as shown this Summer with sell out shows from Oasis, Take That and U2.   Millennium Stadium had yet another record breaking season with well over quarter of a million people coming through the doors– here’s to another 10 years of success!.

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