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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Previous Year's Sponsors: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008


2013 Summit Sponsors
 
Headline sponsor
 
Wembley Stadium
It’s big with up to 90k seats and it’s loud at up to 106db. 
Thanks to our Club Wembley members we have paid back to promoters more in ticket sales and hospitality royalty than we have charged in rent for every event this year.

We have invested in our stadium technology gaining a wider stage pocket, delivering  GA free flow flexibility, new HD screens, a 360 degree LED ribbon and over 1,000 tv’s enable greater opportunities to engage with fans and higher commercial performance.

Be a part of history, be a part of Wembley! To stage your next event with us contact Jim Frayling or Danielle Buckley at majorevents@wembleystadium.com, or by calling +44 (0)208 795 9623


 
Premier sponsor    
                                    
The SSE Hydro
The SSE Hydro arena is Scotland's new home of live entertainment. With a seating capacity of 12,000 The SSE Hydro will augment the SECC's existing facilities in Glasgow, and will play host to around 140 events every year. The SSE Hydro will attract an audience of one million visitors annually, which will position it amongst the top five entertainment arenas in the world, alongside iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and The O2 arena. From it's opening at the end of September 2013, The SSE Hydro has the potential to inject an additional £131 million annually into the local economy.
 


Gold Sponsor  
Echo Arena                                                           
Echo Arena Liverpool is one of the UK's most flexible entertainment venue complexes. With a range of venue capacities including 1,350 in The Auditorium Liverpool, 4,000 in Echo Two and 11,000 in Echo Arena Liverpool, world class support is guaranteed for any event requirement.
Situated on a World Heritage Waterfront, in a pilgrimage city for music and entertainment lovers across the world, Echo Arena Liverpool services the global concert and event industry presenting events as diverse as Dolly Parton, Sir Paul McCartney, Beyonce, The Killers, The MOBO Awards, Strictly Come Dancing and Disney On Ice...

The Venue's innovative design, flexibility and sustainability credentials combine to make a truly unique event destination.
 
BE PART OF IT! Contact: ian.congdon@accliverpool.com/ 0151 703 7232 

Exhibitors 

Braehead Arena

Braehead Arena is an exciting venue in a stunning location on the banks of the River Clyde just outside Glasgow. With a massive audience of 1.5 million people within 25 minutes’ drive time and with over 6500 free parking spaces, Braehead Arena is a top class venue for any event in any configuration. We can offer varying capacities with the key layouts being: End Stage Seated & Standing – 5200 mix of 2500 tiered seating and 2700 standing. End Stage All Seated – 4200 mix of 2500 tiered seating and 1700 flat seating. Braehead Arena is a part of the largest privately funded waterside regeneration project in the country. Based alongside the Intu Braehead, a Shopping Centre and Retail Park that has been open since 1999 and have over one million square feet of shopping and leisure facilities. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Contact Scott Martin, Arena Manager for Braehead Arena on 0141 886 8300 for more information.


Roberson Taylor
Robertson Taylor is 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 and Toronto, Robertson Tayloris the pre-eminent specialists in music and touring and throughout 35 years of experience, has provided insurance and risk management advice to more top grossing acts, tours and artists than any other insurance broker.
For further information or a quotation contact Martin Goebbels on 0207 510 1234 martin.goebbels@rtib.co.uk or visit website www.robertson-taylor.com   


Music By Appointment Ltd 
Music By Appointment have been managing the travel requirements for European and world tours, special events, media junkets, promotional trips and video shoots for over 20 years. Providing a consultative travel management service to any client with touring requirements, including rock, pop, classical, opera, sports, dance, theatre, comedy, radio and television, Music By Appointment is renowned for providing meticulously planned itineraries and logistical advice for artists and groups on wide ranging budgets, whilst maintaining complete confidentiality and discretion. With offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Melbourne, Music By Appointment are based within the entertainment capitals of the world and as such have an unsurpassed understanding of the music, film and media industry.

Please email Caroline McCann on caroline.mccann@appointmentgroup.com or
call directly on 020 8962 6751


Pitmans
Pitmans is a full service law firm with expertise in live events, music, technology, sponsorship and sports.
We advise on all aspects of the protection and commercialisation of intellectual property and we handle all production, ticketing, promotion and operational issues of some of the largest national and global live events.
We advise on all rights issues from negotiating agreements relating to talent, broadcast, venue hire, ticketing, hospitality, sponsorship and merchandising and we act to prevent illegal activity such as ambush marketing and unauthorised ticket sales.
The firms experience make it well placed to provide commercially astute advice to clients in this fast moving environment.

Eagle Hospitality Event Bars
 Eagle Hospitality Event Bars has over 20
years experience in the industry servicing some of the largest events and venues, serving thousands of people at any given time. We can supply bars of any size or type to your event whether it is Mass Serve, Real Ales, Cocktails, Experiential, whatever your event requires we can provide it.
We are friendly, approachable and with a keen eye for attention to detail, so yes we can serve lots of drinks - alcoholic and non - and we do it be in sunshine or while being blessed with the typical British Summer.

Suppliers
 
Rider Provider
Based in a 30,00 sq foot warehouse in E17, London Rider Provider are a dedicated experienced team of fixer, interior designers, decor hire and sourcing specialists, who are offering a stress free bespoke rider providing service to the Live performance industries. We will ensure every artist rider is executed in fine detail.
 
We recognise that traditionally riders are handeled in house so we will ensure the riders are sourced and delivered within your budger - To put it simply, Rider Provider wont cost you more, we'll seamlessly work alongside your organisation to ensure your backstage riders are as listed.
 
 
 
Sunbaba
 Sunbaba has been helping its clients to brand their events around the 
UK and Europe for nearly two decades. The branding that we provide often
shapes the public image and perception of an 
event, communicating its logo, messages and key details to its 
audience on a large scale. If you’ve been to a major sports fixture, music festival or outdoor event, the chances are that you’ve seen our work first hand. Our ranges are comprehensive, innovative and cost-effective, helping your event deliver the branding it needs and deserves. We are able to deliver innovative and cost-effective results.
 

 
Flare Audio
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
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.
 
Based in London, York and Birmingham our stock includes stunning 3mm, 4mm, 6mm & 7mm LED screen amongst other display products.”
 
Details to be quoted in any material:
YSLV
59 B/C Dock Road, Silvertown, London. E16 2AA
Tel: 0208 317 7775
@yslvscreens on Twitter
 

 
Show & Event Security
Show & Event Security is a specialist crowd management company that places public safety as paramount in every aspect of its planning. Our organisation has delivered some of the most complex and high profile events in the history of events around the UK. Our vision is to provide our customers with the most cost-effective service without compromising on standards or the level of service.
 
We offer a broad range of services including: consultancy, project management, static guarding, CCTV operatives, close protections officers, venue specific crowd management services, and bespoke festival crowd management services. These facilities can be supplied from all of our different offices: London, Peterborough, Birmingham, Swansea, Kent, Luton, Leeds and Manchester.