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​LIVE NATION KØBER NORGES TONS OF ROCK FESTIVAL

Pressemeddelelse   •   Feb 21, 2019 10:30 CET

Tons of Rock festival

LIVE NATION ACQUIRES NORWAY’S TONS OF ROCK FESTIVAL

Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons of Rock, Norway’s biggest rock and metal festival.

Tons of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts rock and metal music fans from across the world, and last year won Best Festival in Norway.

After securing Slayer as a headliner for the inaugural festival, Live Nation Norway and Tons of Rock worked together closely over the years, leading to appearances by Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Ghost, and Five Finger Death Punch among other international stars.

“We have worked with Tons of Rock from the very beginning and are excited about our future with the festival. The Tons of Rock team have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the festival and to audience experience.” said Martin Nielsen, head promoter of Live Nation Norway.

In 2019 Tons of Rock will move to the new and spectacular location of Ekeberg in Oslo. The timing of the move was perfectly aligned with the deal and will give more fans access to see the acts they love. Ticket sales have rocketed and with major headliners like KISS, Volbeat and Def Leppard this year’s festival looks set to be a vintage year.

“We are ready to take the next step in the festival’s journey and the line-up for the 2019 festival speaks for itself.” said Jarle Kvåle, Festival Manager and one of the founders of Tons of Rock "After five successful years in Halden we saw potential for further growth. We found the perfect venue at Ekebergsletta in Oslo and wanted a strong strategic partner who would help us continue to grow. The answer was obvious, and close at hand, Live Nation Norway.”

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Live Nation Media Contact:

Jo Dipple

+44 (0)7796 937 160

Jo.Dipple@LiveNation.co.uk

Live Nation Investor Relations:IR@livenation.com

Live Nation Norway Media Contact:

Martin Nielsen

+47 908 123 34

martin@livenation.no

Live Nation er verdens førende producent og formidler af live entertainment oplevelser. På verdensplan bliver det til + 25.000 årlige koncerter og mere end 68 millioner solgte billetter. Live Nation Denmark er Danmarks førende koncertbureau med 40 engagerede medarbejdere der holder til på Frederiksberg Allé i København. Vi producerer alt fra mindre klubshows til arenakoncerter og store udendørskoncerter. Vores udbud spænder fra ny upcoming musik til mere etablerede kunstnere. Vi arrangerer også COPENHELL Festivalen på Refshaleøen, og Heartland Festivalen ved Egeskov Slot på Fyn. Vi ønsker at tilbyde vores gæster det bedste; både før, under og efter arrangementet! Seriøs billetsalg og en musik- og begivenhedsrige oplevelser man husker for livet.