Promoter

NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

NEW YORK  — A federal judge has given the creator of the highly publicized, failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas a six-year prison term. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald called him a “serial fraudster.” He admitted defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 music festival and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Promoter of failed Fyre Festival gets 6 years in prison

BERLIN | Ticket reseller sues Sheeran promoter in Germany for fraud

BERLIN — International ticket reseller Viagogo says it’s suing superstar Ed Sheeran’s promoter for fraud on allegations the company confiscated genuine tickets from concert-goers and forced them to purchase new tickets. Viagogo said its suit filed Tuesday in Germany alleges Stuart Galbraith and his company, Britain-based Kilimanjaro Live Ltd., defrauded fans out of several million … Continue reading BERLIN | Ticket reseller sues Sheeran promoter in Germany for fraud

SYDNEY | Promoter says Pink admitted to Sydney hospital, cancels show

SYDNEY — Pop superstar Pink was admitted to a Sydney hospital on Monday with a virus, forcing her to postpone a second show, her promoter said. The singer’s “Beautiful Trauma” world tour’s first concert in Sydney was scheduled for last Friday, but she canceled that show on doctor’s orders. She battled through a Saturday night … Continue reading SYDNEY | Promoter says Pink admitted to Sydney hospital, cancels show