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Glasto’s Live at Worthy Farm gets cinema release

Glastonbury’s Festival’s upcoming Live at Worthy Farm live stream will also be broadcast at cinemas around the UK, organisers have announced.

Through a partnership with Trafalgar Releasing – the company behind record-breaking concert film releases by the likes of BTS and Coldplay, the latter of whom will play Live at Worthy Farm – the virtual festival, broadcast from Glastonbury’s Worthy Home site on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May, will screen in tandem at cinemas across the UK on Saturday.

Tickets for the cinema screenings, which go on sale today (12 May), are priced from £19.99.

Glastonbury Festival also today announced set times and new guests for the five-hour event, with a “unique spoken-word narrative” featuring PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, Kae Tempest, George the Poet, Kurupt FM, Little Amal and festival founder Michael Eavis adding to previously announced sets from artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Haim, Idles and Jorja Smith.

Live at Worthy Farm will be broadcast across four separate time zones (for EMEA; central, south and the east coast of North America; the west coast of North America; and Asia Pacific) on Saturday, with two global “encore” screenings on Sunday 23rd, at 2pm and 7pm BST. Tickets are priced at priced at £20, €23, US$27.50 & A$35.

 


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BTS smash own cinema record with Bring the Soul

Bring the Soul: The Movie, the latest film by K-pop superstars BTS, broke the admissions and box-office records for an ‘event cinema’ release, the band’s label, Big Hit, and the film’s distributor, Trafalgar Releasing, have announced.

Bring the Soul, which opened in a record 112 countries on 7 August, gained 2.55 million admissions across 5,000 cinemas, for a global box-office take of over $24m.

Bring the Soul: The Movie, which finds BTS at the end of their Love Yourself tour of Europe, also reached No 10 in the US in its opening weekend, and number nine in the UK.

The film follows the boy band’s debut, Burn the Stage: The Movie, based on the 2017 Wings tour, which sold more than 1.4m tickets – then a record for an event cinema (ie music, sport, comedy, etc.) release – and follow-up Love Yourself in Seoul, released in January.

BTS fans spent a collective €3.5m on livestreaming the group’s Wembley Stadium shows when the Love Yourself tour visited London in May.

 


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Widest-ever event cinema release for BTS’s Bring the Soul

Bring the Soul: The Movie, the third BTS feature film, has had the widest-ever release for an ‘event cinema’ film, as management company Big Hit Entertainment and film distributor Trafalgar Releasing bet on another record-breaking release for the K-pop phenoms.

The film, which opened in cinemas on Wednesday (7 August) and finds the boy band at the end of their Love Yourself tour of Europe, will open in a record 112 countries through Sunday 11 August.

It follows debut film Burn the Stage: The Movie, based on the 2017 Wings tour, which sold more than 1.4m tickets – a record for an event cinema (ie music, sport, comedy, etc.) release – and follow-up Love Yourself in Seoul, released in January.

Tickets to see the film, which is showing at most local cinemas, is available from Bring the Soul’s website, bringthesoulthemovie.com.

 


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BTS smash box-office records with tour movie

Burn the Stage: the Movie, the first film from K-pop superstars BTS, has sold the highest-ever number of tickets for an ‘event cinema’ release, beating previous record-holders One Direction.

The film, which opened on 15 November, has sold more than 1.4 tickets – compared to 1.2m total for One Direction: Where We Are – according to distributor Trafalgar Releasing, which last week achieved similar success with Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams, shifting 300,000+ tickets in a single night.

That 1.4m figure is a record figure for an event, or alternative content (music, sport, comedy, etc.), cinema release. At press time, Burn the Stage had seen limited release in 79 countries, in more than 2,650 cinemas, for a global box-office tally of around US$14m.

Johnny Carr, alternative content manager for Vue Cinemas (UK and Ireland), says: “At Vue, we were delighted to have welcomed so many fans to screenings of both A Head Full of Dreams and Burn the Stage: the Movie.

“Events like these bring in new audiences to experience the power of the big screen. They afford artists the opportunity to give their fan base a unique and unforgettable night out.

“Events like these bring in new audiences to experience the power of the big screen”

“The feedback from audiences has been incredible, with many BTS fans booking to see an additional encore performance.”

Burn the Stage and A Head Full of Dreams close a profitable 2018 for music releases from Trafalgar Releasing, which also saw the UK-based distributor bring Distant Sky: Live in Copenhagen and Muse: Drones World Tour to cinemas around the world.

CEO Marc Allenby says: “It’s been extraordinary to witness yet again, through these two very distinct acts, the power of the big screen to bring fans together. I’m proud of the team at Trafalgar for pulling off an incredibly busy week and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings for us.”

The follow-up to the Wings tour (on which Burn the Stage is based), the Love Yourself world tour, was announced in April, with a history-making stadium date at Citi Field in New York wrapping up a US leg last month.

 


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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams sells 300k tickets in one night

Mat Whitecross’s new Coldplay film, A Head Full of Dreams, sold more than 300,000 tickets for a global gross of over US$3.5m for Wednesday’s one-night-only cinema screening.

Charting the band’s 20-plus-year journey towards stadium-filling superstardom, Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams combines live footage from the recent A Head Full of Dreams stadium tour – the third highest-grossing of all time – with archive material captured over the past three decades.

The film was shown at 2,650 cinemas globally on 14 November, reaching the number-one spot on the Dutch film chart, No2 in the UK, Australia and Italy and No5 in the US.

“It was fantastic to launch the documentary with the one-night-only cinema release,” comments Coldplay manager Dave Holmes. “We saw Coldplay fans from every corner of the globe heading to cinemas to experience the film together, and the feedback has been incredibly positive.

“We saw Coldplay fans from every corner of the globe heading to cinemas to experience the film together”

It’s been great working alongside Trafalgar on such a well-received global event.”

Trafalgar CEO Marc Allenby adds: “It’s been an exciting 2018 for Trafalgar Releasing and we are so pleased to see A Head Full of Dreams achieve such a fantastic record-breaking box office. Collaborating closely with Warner Music, Parlophone and Dave Holmes Management, we were able to talk directly to fans of Coldplay around the world, who came out to support the film’s release in cinemas.”

Trafalgar’s next release is Burn The Stage: the Movie, the first film from K-pop sensations BTS, which plays from yesterday (15 November), with coordinated encores over the weekend.

 


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