Live Nation Entertainment Acquires UK Regional Promoter Cuffe & Taylor

01/23/2017

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2017 – Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) today announced that is has acquired a controlling interest in Cuffe & Taylor, one of the UK’s fastest-growing promoters focused on festivals and promoting artists in novel and non-traditional outdoor venues.

Cuffe & Taylor will continue to be led by Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor as joint directors.

Michael Rapino, Live Nation Entertainment President and CEO, said: “Our mission at Live Nation has never been clearer. We want to connect fans with the artists they love, and through this deal with Cuffe & Taylor we are able to offer fans in the UK, more choices than ever before.”

Denis Desmond, Chairman of Live Nation UK, said: “We look forward to welcoming Cuffe & Taylor to the Live Nation team to expand our overall presence across the UK regional markets. Both Daniel and Peter will jointly head up the new venture with Live Nation and the existing Cuffe & Taylor team and continue to deliver exceptional experiences for artists and fans.”

In a joint statement Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor, both Directors of Cuffe & Taylor, said: "After an incredible seven years operating as an independent promoter in the UK we are now looking forward to our new life as part of the Live Nation family. It's very much business as usual at Cuffe & Taylor as we continue to grow and develop our core brands of Lytham Festival, Greenwich Music Time and Scarborough Open Air Theatre while also developing our touring operation, taking established artists into new and exciting regional venues.”

Upcoming tours for Cuffe & Taylor include Cliff Richard, Remembering Fred, Shakin Stevens, Olly Murs, Bryan Adams, The Beach Boys. The company is also soon to announce events in Hull as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations as well as the programmes for the 2017 Summer Festival season. More information on these tours can be found at www.cuffeandtaylor.com.

About Cuffe & Taylor:

Cuffe & Taylor was launched in 2009 by business partners Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor.

Since then they have rapidly grown the business to officially become one of the UK’s top 10 live music and event promoters with offices in London and the North West.

They are the brainchild behind the hugely successful Lytham Festival and Greenwich Music Time, while also having an exclusive deal to programme all live events at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Cuffe and Taylor continue to present breath-taking tours, festivals and shows across the UK and the past year alone has seen them present sell-out shows and tours with acts including Dame Joan Collins, Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, Ramin Karimloo and Collabro. They also presented all the outdoor dates on Rod Stewart’s record-selling UK Hits Tour.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com

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