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Live Nation files appeal against Royal Parks’ AEG renewal decision

Live Nation has reportedly filed a legal complaint against London’s Royal Parks following the organisation’s decision to renew its deal with AEG for concerts in Hyde Park, Billboard reports.

The live entertainment giant, which failed in its six-year bid for the Hyde Park rights earlier this year, has allegedly raised concerns about the bidding process used.

The Royal Parks is a charity that manages the eight Royal Parks and certain other areas of garden and parkland in London.

AEG has staged its British Summer Time music festival in Hyde Park since 2012, its first event held there since it acquired the rights to host concerts there.

Prior to 2012, Live Nation had produced concerts and festivals in Hyde Park, including the Wireless and Calling festivals, among other shows. It chose not to renew its agreement, citing increased licensing limitations and a “flawed” tendering process.

“We are confident we have run the procurement process in accordance with the law. It would be inappropriate to comment while matters are ongoing,” a spokesperson for Royal Parks told Billboard in a statement.

Live Nation has been contacted for comment.

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