Live Nation loses court case in Oslo’s Park Square
Live Nation Norway has lost the civil suit it brought against the Municipality of Oslo for awarding All Things Live the concert allowance for Voldsløkka Sports Park.
Urban Environment Agency guidelines, which apply from 2022, state that the area – mainly used for sport – can only be used for one major music event per year, with a maximum of two concert dates.
Additionally, it is required that the lead artist has the potential to sell 40,000 tickets or more.
According to Live Nation Norway, he had submitted confirmation documents for Voldsløkka to be rented in the summer of 2022. But All Things Live, a private equity-backed live entertainment group, got the allocation to organize the most Norway’s biggest festival, Oslo Summer Time (cap. 55,000), on June 24.
Oslo Summer Time has taken place in Voldsløkka since its inception in 2017 and has attracted artists such as Eminem, Pusha T and Marcus & Martinus.
Live Nation claimed the award was against the municipality’s own guidelines, according to post office. The live entertainment giant felt discriminated against and claims the municipality gave benefits to competitor All Things Live.
“It is quite obvious that the arena situation is critical in Oslo”
“It is quite obvious that the arena situation is extremely bad in Oslo,” Live Nation Norway chief executive Morten Valestrand previously said. dagger.
“As a capital, one should expect the municipality to facilitate such important concerts, but we believe that is not the case at present. What we are asking is simply that they follow their own guidelines and ensure equal treatment of organisers.We believe this should be expected.
The municipality agreed that access to large arenas for concerts in Oslo is in short supply, but that guidelines for the use of Voldsløkka had been prepared following input from industry.
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