Live Nation to Increase Security Protocol for All Upcoming Events
Live Nation, the global leader for music and live entertainment for ticket purchasing and concert promoting, will be enhancing its security protocol following the aftermath of the Manchester bombing.
The bombing occurred earlier this week at an Ariana Grande concert killing 22 people and injuring multiple attendees. This caused Grande to suspend the rest of her tour and created a lot of concern for future events. Live Nation seem to have taken a recipe from the NFL playbook with their new protocols releasing the following statement, “Due to enhanced security procedures, no bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″ x 12″x 6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags.”
The attack is being claimed as an act of terrorism which makes Live Nation‘s quick reaction to upgrade security policy seem very necessary. The statement does go on to conclude that all bags will be subject to search and they recommend to avoid bringing bags in if possible. However, because of the heightened security procedures, the line to get into concert and event venues are expected to be more delayed. It is unclear how long Live Nation will keep these strict protocols, but to avoid any further tragedies at events the rules will most likely be reluctant to change anytime soon.
Live Nation recently made headlines by offering a limited number of “Festival Passports” to music lovers in the upcoming summer events. This passport will allow festival-goers entry to over 90 festivals and cost $799, an investment more than worth its price. Some of the worldwide events that the passport covers include Lollapalooza in Chicago and Berlin, Download in UK and Madrid, Electric Daisy Carnival, Way Out West, both Wireless Festivals in London and Frankfurt, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Music Festival, Sasquatch, and a number of other multi-day events. Some festivals like Bonnaroo made an announcement that they will not be enforcing the same security protocol as Live Nation.
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Hopefully Live Nation‘s new security protocols will cause all event operators to increase protection of the fans and performers and will help prevent future bombing attempts.
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