The Membranes play Gorilla, Manchester. Photo - Wikimedia Commons

Two Manchester live music venues saved, to “lift economy”

The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19.  “You can’t replace live music. You can stream it but it is not the same as being in front of a stage,” Aaron Mellor said. “It is vitally important that Government gets behind hospitality and music venues because, ultimately, we will be the rebirth of the economy.”  Last weekend,…

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Boxpark, post-pandemic

‘Stinging’ expert insight into the future OOH entertainment sector

Entertainment’s next adventure: Part 1 | # 1029 Report Skinny The Stinger Report starts a new chapter in its long history of reporting on the cutting edge in Out-of-Home Entertainment. We start this first in a series looking at the new landscape ahead, first with news covering Arena Scale VR’s re-emergence, along with a look at how VR Arcade Business Gets Support from new content and platforms; and finally we look at how Arena Scale Gains Momentum with new developments. Main Report The Stinger Report moves forward and, after an…

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Dizzee Rascal. Photo Wikimedia Commons

UK: Live Nation drive-in concerts cancelled due to local lockdown fears

The Utilita Live From The Drive-In series has been called off after the organisers said it was impossible to continue with any confidence A series of drive-in socially distanced concerts across the UK this summer have been cancelled, it has been confirmed. Utilita Live From The Drive-In was a series of socially distanced events expected to take place in the coming weeks featuring stars such as Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs and The Streets. The concerts, run by Live Nation, were the first events of their kind to be brought to…

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