Through 2022, venues across the UK have been manoeuvring and building back to the busiest on-sale season on record.
Many of our venue partners have been honoured in this year’s VenuesNow 2022 Impact list, which recognises industry executives that have moved the live music business forward under extraordinary circumstances and, in many cases, reached unprecedented heights of success.
Ludvig Andersson, Baillie Walsh and SvanaGisla and team at ABBA Voyage have produced a feat of engineering from the ABBA holograms to the purpose build ABBA Arena itself which has culminated in an incredible and historic show.
ASM Global continue to grow and innovate with quality at their core thanks to Marie Lindqvist and team, making waves in realms such as digitalisation and sustainability and providing the very best experience for fans, artists and their own staff.
Music Venues Trust
At the MVT, Beverley Whitrick and team continue do a highly commendable job at supporting grassroots music venues to keep their doors open.
OVG continue to expand their venue portfolio with new ground-breaking arenas across the globe thanks to Brian Kabatznick and team, including what will be the UK’s biggest indoor arena, Co-op Live, due to open in Manchester in 2023.
All of these Ticketmaster UK venue partnerships have been made possible by an expert senior leadership team and dynamic workforce led by Managing Director Andrew Parsons, who has also been honoured in this year’s Impact list.
I’m hugely grateful for these relationships both in the Ticketmaster family and across the industry, which have enabled us to strive through the toughest of times and best of endeavours and I look forward to moving forward together into what may be the UK’s most remarkable year in live entertainment yet. – Andrew Parsons, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK.
As a partner, we were proud to support the Pollstar & VenuesNow Impact International London event in 2022, Ronnie Scotts.