Upcoming UK Sustainable Festivals
Sustainable festivals are increasingly becoming more and more popular. With Glastonbury and Latitude behind us, here is a list of upcoming festivals known for their green initiatives.Read more
Follow the latest trends, keep up with the insights, and pick up some tips – this is where TAG’s tour specialists share their inside knowledge.
Sustainable festivals are increasingly becoming more and more popular. With Glastonbury and Latitude behind us, here is a list of upcoming festivals known for their green initiatives.
Hundreds of thousands of us will be heading to music festivals this summer. While we are all busy thinking about what performances we want to see and how much fun we can fit in while we’re there—what we leave behind can be our biggest impact.
TAG is once again the Travel Experience Partner for All That Matters, with amazing discounted rates at hotels close to the venues.
Touring UK finalists and special mention to Izzi Robinson on being a highly commended for Operations Manager.
To kick off Mental Health Awareness Week we have decided to talk to the professionals about Mental Health issues within the music industry. Tamsin Embleton is an ex music industry booker, turned psychotherapist working with musicians, music industry, performers and creatives.
TAG, the award-winning travel and event management company, announces the launch of its new and improved TAGgo application.
Three cities, more than 55,000 music fans, hundreds of performers and crew – when it came to launching their new festival last year, the team behind Australia’s Good Things Festival were not mucking around.
TAG is thrilled to announce that it has recently joined forces with the world’s largest community of music managers – the Music Managers Forum (MMF).
When the Australian music industry’s ‘night of nights’ – the ARIAs – happened earlier this year there was the usual mix of glitz and glamour. But one story resonated above all others with one of the country’s most remarkable artists posthumously recognised.
It is the time of year again when we all start thinking about next year, however we couldn’t go into 2019 without wrapping up this amazing year for TAG.
Whether it be music sales or the booming touring circuit, Australia’s music industry is going from strength to strength. And throughout 2018 TAG has been in the thick of it, partnering with a range of events that aim to further strengthen the industry.
TAG's Touring division is proud to announce it has once again been shortlisted in the ‘Favourite Travel Company’ category at the TPi Awards and we hope to bring home the win in 2019.
TAG is proud to have been nominated in the TPI Awards ‘Favourite Travel Company’ category yet again in 2019. Please help TAG’s Touring division win the award by following the instructions to cast your vote.
After smashing a world record in 2009 for his first sell-out comedy tour undertaking the most dates in UK arenas - Michael McIntyre went on to become one of Britain’s most popular TV comedians, and his rise to fame soon went global. Almost a decade on from his initial foray into arena performances, McIntyre’s crew remains largely the same.
Over the past ten years independent record labels have emerged as the engine room of the Australian music industry. And TAG is proud to partner with two of the most important national events celebrating and supporting independent labels, to be held in Adelaide this July.
All That Matters (ATM), the award-winning entertainment industry conference, is partnering with The Appointment Group (TAG), the award-winning global travel and events management company for the third year. As the official travel experience partner, TAG will manage bookings and accommodation requirements for speakers, delegates, bands, fans and attendees of All That Matters across a variety of hotels in Singapore, as well as curate bespoke travel experiences for international guests attending the festival.
Some of the world’s most influential music industry figures and policy makers will be descending on Melbourne, Australia this April – and TAG will be in the thick of it. The Melbourne Music Cities Convention is one of the most important global music gatherings this year.
Pollstar Live! has cemented its place as the largest gathering of concert industry professionals in the world. The 2018 event was held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on February 6-8, 2018 and it brought thousands of music business execs together for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, music, fun and, hopefully, some tanning.
I’ve been on the road for the last 5 years of my 11 in the industry, and as the Advance Travel Agent on the tour, it is my job to ensure that everything is all set up and ready to go. Then, when a tired group arrive, they are immediately handed envelopes containing their key and any info they might need for their stay.
The Appointment Group (TAG) Global Touring is extremely proud to see Izzi Robinson named as one of TTG 30 Under 30 in 2018. Every year TTG identifies 30 promising young executives as Tomorrow's Travel Leaders, providing valuable advice and networking opportunities to help them excel.
The Appointment Group (TAG) Global Touring is proud to announce it has won the award for ‘Favourite Travel Company’ at the 2018 Total Production International (TPi) awards. Rachel Gosling, Operations Manager - Manchester and Lisa Liguori, Business Development Manager - UK collected the award on behalf of the TAG Global Touring team.
The Appointment Group (TAG) Global Touring is proud to announce it has been nominated in the ‘Favourite Travel Company’ category at the TPi Magazine awards and we hope to bring home the prize once again in 2018. On Monday 26th February 2018, the live event production industry’s leading publication, Total Production International will host the TPi Awards for 17th time.
It’s five months since Caroline McCann, Managing Director of TAG Global Touring US, moved from TAG HQ in London to Los Angeles to oversee the touring teams in the US, and it’s time to evaluate her time across the pond. Currently leading a team of 30 tour specialists across TAG’s offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, Caroline has been working closely together with all the offices, identifying each individuals’ strengths and evaluating their skills.
The Appointment Group (TAG) are pleased to announce that Caroline McCann, previously Managing Director of TAG Global Touring UK, has taken on the new role of overseeing the touring operations in the US. Caroline’s new position will help strengthen the US touring management operation and assist the team to achieve its goals for 2017.
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The Cancer Bonus Tour is an amazing project lead by Brian Leitch, and The Appointment Group Global Touring (TAG) is very proud to have been one of the partners. In 2009, Brian himself was diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and thanks to ongoing research, a new chemotherapy treatment had been developed that cleared the disease and that's thanks to cancer research and the efforts of the NHS medical staff.
The Appointment Group has partnered up with Singapore-based Gig Life Asia to launch a new travel package to ULTRA Singapore, Asia's best dance music festival. Apart from its incredible production, the festival welcomes some of the best electronic music acts from around the world, including: KSHMR, Pendulum, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Tchami, Dash Berlin, Don Diablo, Dubfire, Hardwell, Martin Solveig, Nic Fanciulli, Nicky Romero, Sasha & John Digweed, Showtek, Steve Angello and many more! ULTRA Singapore’s first outing was a runaway success story, with the debut event welcoming over 45,000 music enthusiasts from 67 countries worldwide.
The Annual Music Matters in Singapore is back for its 12th edition. After another successful festival in 2016, Branded are again giving a number of breakthrough acts from around the world the opportunity to perform live in front of key global entertainment industry influencers and executives.
Goodbye winter, hello music festivals. As the temperatures rise, music lovers slowly wake from their hibernation and will slowly but surely start planning their year.
What is your role at The Appointment Group (TAG)? I recently returned to work from maternity leave and have taken on the exciting new role of Business Development & Account Manager for TAG Global Touring UK. Returning to work from maternity leave can be a little daunting but I felt it was the ideal time for me to change my role within the company.
For those who have been living under a rock for the last 12 month, Justin Bieber sailed through 2016 hitting record after record and selling a countless number of albums. Even his usual detractors could not deny the album “Purpose” was a stroke of genius and unsurprisingly, took the world by storm.
The 37th Brit Awards were held at London’s O2 Arena on 22nd February with Emma Willis as the host, alongside Dermot O’Leary. Drake, Beyoncé, A Tribe Called Quest, One Direction, Little Mix and The 1975 also were among the winners at the U.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place last night Sunday, February 12 in Los Angeles’ Staples Centre. Beyoncé was in the lead with nine nominations while Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West flowed close behind with eight nominations each.
The Appointment Group Los Angeles is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a private Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Day. We invite you to attend our private event, held at our TAG office in Westwood, Los Angeles on 10940 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000 Los Angeles CA 90024, USA t: +1 (424) 248 2600 .
The Appointment Group (TAG) Global Touring UK is proud to announce it has been nominated in the ‘Favourite Travel Company’ category at the TPi Magazine awards 2017. TAG Global Touring is extremely proud to have won the ‘Favourite Travel Company’ award 4 consecutive years since 2013 and we hope to bring home the prize once again in 2017.
On the 22nd of November 2016 ‘everyone who is someone’ in the Australian music industry gathered at Star Event Centre in Sydney for the ARIA Awards. This year this flagship event of the Australian music calendar was of even greater importance as it celebrated its 30th anniversary.
‘Off The Record’ is a brand new emerging multi-venue music event and conference in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Its very first edition took place across the city of Manchester on the 4th November 2016.
The Appointment Group Global Touring is proud to have been nominated in the TPI Awards Scroll down to category number 22 Select: TAG Global Touring - The Appointment Group Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your name, email address, company name and click "submit entry". The TPi Awards will be held on 27 February 2017 at Battersea Evolution, London.
Organised by the team behind the London Business Travel Show and the Business Travel iQ Conferences, the Business Travel Summit is the UK’s most comprehensive one-day conference for all travel buyers. This year The Appointment Group’s (TAG) CEO, John Gianquitto was invited to take part in a panel focusing on Creative Britain’s Travel.
A festival with a twist! TAG is delighted to take part in the amazing event ‘It’s The Ship 2016’. This cruise is the perfect combination of travel, music and festivities.
Wonderfruit Festival returns in 2016! Taking place in Pattaya in Thailand, from 15th to 18th December 2016, Wonderfruit is Thailand’s pioneering sustainable festival of arts and music. Located in the lush tropical surroundings of the Siam Country Club, the setting is nothing less than stunning.
With the ever growing success of the Nashville operation and its expanding list of clients, TAG are focusing their attention to expanding the team. To ensure all service levels are at the highest level TAG will ensure a mix of current employees, along with some new additions will strengthen the ranks.
All essential travel services will be available at your fingertips! Last year The Appointment Group was delighted to announce the launch of the TAG Global Touring App. This is an iPad / Desktop / Laptop tool for Tour Managers, Production Managers and personnel alike.
Recognised as the gateway to the Asian entertainment industry, the award-winning All That Matters event, organized by Branded, and hosted by the Marina Bay Sands will return to Singapore in 2016 from September 11-15 for a week-long festival celebrating the music, sports and digital industries. Brandon Chan, General Manager, The Appointment Group (TAG) Singapore is delighted to announce that Branded has brought us on board as their Travel Experience Partner: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed as the Travel Experience Partner for All That Matters this year.
South-East Asia is one of the newest hotspots for music festivals and exciting events. Festivals are always exciting projects to work on, so when Gig Life Asia, Wonderfruit festival, approached TAG Singapore with the plan to fly a group of festival fans from Singapore to the event in Thailand, the team could not have been more thrilled.
The Appointment Group (TAG), announced its expansion in the United States with the opening of a Nashville office on the 2nd of May 2016. TAG recognised the importance of offering our travel experience to this city, nationally and internationally renowned for its incredible music scene.
Benefits Utilising availability from other TAG territories to maximise cost savings on airfares for our Australian clients Specially negotiated rates on airfares for music touring and entertainment - saving up to 30% VIP treatment, no matter the budget Group hotel bookings and check-in A dedicated team of consultants who have experience in touring domestically and internationally International infrastructure for first time international tours Passenger profiles to ensure all information is entered in every booking Assist and provide advice for setting up the bands/companies Virgin Accelerate and Qantas Acquire account Free Wi-Fi with hotel bookings Lounge access & Early check in/later check out times on hotel bookings (We will always try but can’t guarantee) To find out more about AAM or to become a member, please visit www. aam.
While electronic music producers are reaching their own career peaks every day from behind laptops, it takes a particularly tireless lifer to take online growth and translate it into ticket sales. Flume has done just that with the help of Sydney label Future Classic and its https://www.
In August 2015, The Appointment Group was proud to announce the launch of the first ever TAG Global Touring App. This was only the start of this process and extensive work has since been carried out to update customer experience, increase the information available and develop the layout and look of the software.
As expected Adele was the big winner at the 36th Brit Awards last night, 24th February, taking home four awards. The ceremony took place at London's O2 Arena and it was presented by the British duo, Ant and Dec.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards took place Monday, February 15th, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. As many will know the Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
On the 30th January 2015, the third edition of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Singapore took place. What started as a series of weekly shows at a Melbourne bar has evolved over 10 years into one of Australia’s most beloved festivals.