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Live Nation links up with Long Island Events

Live Nation is to become the exclusive promoter of The Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville, Long Island.

The entertainment giant signed a long-term deal with Long Island Events to oversee ticketing, marketing, strategic planning and programming at the 7,000-capacity venue.

“Live Nation and their New York team have been long-time associates of ours and we look forward to our future plans together to make The Amphitheater at Bald Hill an even better and more exciting concert and events centre for all Long Island residents and visitors,” said John Caracciolo, chief executive of Long Island Events.

In addition, Live Nation will also move to reorganise operations at the venue to help increase “efficiencies”, the firm said.

Live Nation and Long Island Events also stated that they plan to invest in a round of upgrades at the venue, including improved concession point of sale, car park upgrades and new backstage amenities for performers.

A new Wi-Fi system will be installed that will be available to customers, as well as new season tickets and other premium guest programmes available at other Live Nation venues around the US.

The 2018 lineup at the venue includes performances by Cole Swindell, 3 Doors Down, Brett Eldredge, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dustin Lynch, Jeff Dunham with additional shows expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

“We couldn’t be more excited to join our partners at Long Island Events to bring a wide variety of shows to the amphitheatre to compliment the great work John and his team at My Country 96.1 have been doing for years” said Alan Ostfield, president of Live Nation North Atlantic. “By joining forces, we look forward to bringing Long Islanders even more of the music they love.”

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