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.
Festival provides news and information across a broad spectrum of festival business activity, including the launch of new events and the evolution of established ones, anti-crime initiatives, developments in infrastructure, security and ticketing; marketing techniques, waste management and recycling. Published in print and digital issues during the key festival planning season of December to March.
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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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Established in 2001, has become one of the UK's market leading live event websites delivering competition beating, technology lead solutions. Our dedication to delivering market leading, eye-catching results within the live events sector, coupled with our commitment to a flexible and personal approach, sees promoters and event goers alike continue to make Skiddle their first choice.
Each month we welcome over 1.5 million unique users, get more than five million page views and, in 2014, Skiddle sold over one million tickets for events ranging from underground club nights to large scale music festivals.

Gold Sponsor

Gig Revolution have developed an exciting new and innovative suite of tools for Artists. These tools will enable Artists to interact more effectively and autonomously with their Fans, collect data and statistics on Fan behaviour, sell more gig tickets and increase merch sales on tour. 

One of these revolutionary tools is the ultimate mobile App for Artists. This personal social network enables the Artist to interact closely with their Fans whilst staying in total control of their content. The customised App incorporates features including a wall to share exclusive news and content, access to tour dates and pre-sales, music streaming and downloading and most excitingly; the ability to stream live video to Fans, including video blogs, live sessions and even full gigs. With In-App purchases and ibeacon technology to maximise merchandise sales on tour, Gig Revolution is offering Artists multiple new revenue streams, which crucially they are in complete control of.

Silver Sponsor

Wembley Stadium Connected by EE

Your Event Your Way

We have deepened our stage pocket to provide greater production and date flexibility. We have invested in thermal counters to deliver an unrivalled GA free flow capacity increasing the rate of sale of your tickets.

Guaranteed Access

Benefit from access to one of the UK's biggest hospitality databases, who are ready to purchase tickets for your next event.

80,000 Screaming Fans

Wembley connected by EE is London’s largest outdoor venue, with a typical end-on capacity of 80,000. Benefit from more fans buying tickets and merchandise with our competitive and inclusive venue hire.

Loudest In London

We are louder than any other outdoor venue in London, with a sound limit of up to 106dBA at the mixer.

Green to Our Core

Powered by 100% renewable energy, Wembley connected by EE is a zero waste to landfill and the first stadium and music venue to receive the treble Carbon Trust Standard. Wembley has won multiple prestigious environmental awards including The Industry Green Three Star award.

Contact Jim Frayling and Danielle Russell for event enquiries and further information at, or by calling +44 (0)208 795 9623.



G4S Events is the leading provider of crowd management and security within the events sector. With a legacy of more than 25 years, our stewards and security officers have been a constant presence at highlights of the events calendar all over the UK. This has included the most popular music festivals, world-renowned sporting events, conferences and historic government events.

We have developed longstanding partnerships with many leading promoters and venues combining years of experience with resilience and cutting-edge technology. G4S’ wide-ranging expertise allows us to bring together key services, specialist skills to provide a safe environment and help to deliver a great experience for everyone in attendance.


Pepper’s BackStage service is a new technology platform for the live music industry that delivers management and marketing tools using unique behavioural targeting techniques. Combining many services under one roof, including our own mobile app designed for fans, Pepper is a great way to ensure your events are seen by everyone. Our new BackStage service is launching soon, be sure to check out for more details.

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach (RT) are the leading International Entertainment Insurance Broker serving the music, live event, film, TV, theatre, sport and entertainment industries. With offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Atlanta and Toronto, RT is the pre-eminent specialist in music and touring and with more than 38 years of experience. With specialist policies in place for promoters, venues, festivals, agents, artists, bands and management it can offer you expert advice at competitively priced premiums specifically tailored to your insurance needs.
For further information or a quotation contact Martin Goebbels on 0207 510 1234 or visit

MM Band Services has been providing premium sleeper busses to the music industry since 2000. We have a modern fleet of extra long vehicles, which have been hand built by our own team of craftsmen, with four new vehicles added this year. You will find everything you need on board to make your tour a comfortable and pleasant experience. All English speaking, highly trained drivers are there to help you whilst on the road, whilst the 24 hour a day service you will receive from the office makes a joy of your tour planning. Please give us a call on +44 1964 563464 to discuss your needs or follow the link on our website at

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At Flare Audio we believe that nothing should come between the performer and the audience. Based on Flare’s theory of Waveform Integrity, which states that the loudspeaker should be sonically invisible, the company creates loudspeakers for a range of applications from international tours to installed venues and personal studios. The scalable technology allows the same quality of high definition, natural sound to be created across the range in enclosures that are a fraction of the size of typical loudspeakers. Sound connects all people, all things. Let your music, your message, your voice be heard clearly.

YSLV is the UK’s leading display solutions company and has been delivering innovative LED Screen technology for over a decade working with some of the world’s top brands and companies to help them achieve their visions.
We have the largest rental & sales stock in London and can provide a complete solution from the concept and design of the screen to designing and managing the content. Our team of intensely dedicated people offer unrivalled technical knowledge, service, and support to all our clients.

Music Glue makes it quick, easy and cost effective for bands, artists, promoters, venues, labels and managers to connect directly with their consumers and sell a range of products online. Music Glue’s range of tools allow users to set up a fully customisable, multi-page mini-site that works on PC, tablet and mobile for no set-up cost or subscription fee, and then sell, stream and give away digital content alongside merch, tickets and more. Users can sign up for a free account at
Founded in 2007 by Mark Meharry, Music Glue is a London-based D2C (Direct to Consumer) digital services company that works with clients including: Mumford & Sons, Dingwalls, End of the Road Festival, Ben Howard, Enter Shikari, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry and Communion.

Sunbaba have for over 10 years been one of the UK's leading suppliers of event branding solutions, a combination of the latest technology, their years of experience and a wide range of plain and printable materials, enable them to deliver outstanding results. 

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The World’s Best Arenas For Live Music is published annually in June/July and is free to Audience and LIVE UK subscribers worldwide, including concert promoters, venue operators, artiste managers, production companies, booking agents and service providers such as ticketing firms, sound, light and audio-visual companies, as well as brands and sponsorship brokers.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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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.
View digital magazine here.