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Live Nation acquires BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock will remain under the leadership of festival producer Latitude 38 Entertainment, led by founders Dave Graham, Justin Dragoo and Jason Scoggins

By Rhian Jones on 17 Jan 2017


Live Nation Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in the BottleRock Napa Valley music, wine, craft brew and culinary festival.

BottleRock will remain under the leadership of festival producer Latitude 38 Entertainment, whose founders Dave Graham, Justin Dragoo and Jason Scoggins, will continue to be significant shareholders and owners of the festival.

BottleRock Napa Valley, held annually each May, showcases more than 30 local wineries and dozens of restaurants. Celebrating its fifth year, the 2017 festival is set for May 26 – 28 and is expecting more than 120,000 attendees with Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Maroon 5 headlining.

“The Latitude 38 team has created a festival unique to the Napa Valley that has widespread appeal. BottleRock Napa Valley adds another leading North American festival to our growing and diverse portfolio.”

“The Latitude 38 team has created a festival unique to the Napa Valley that has widespread appeal,” said Jordan Zachary, chief strategy officer, Live Nation Entertainment. “BottleRock Napa Valley adds another leading North American festival to our growing and diverse portfolio.”

“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Live Nation Entertainment,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of Latitude 38 Entertainment. “This move provides an opportunity to tap into Live Nation’s scale and artist talent resources, which will allow us to continue to develop and improve upon the BottleRock experience – combining great music, food and wine, with the best that the Napa Valley has to offer.”

BottleRock joins more than 80 festivals in Live Nation’s global festival portfolio including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Reading, Leeds, Governor’s Ball, Electric Daisy Carnival, Rock Werchter and more.

 


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