The expanded alliance will see live entertainment companies collaborate to feature international artists on dates in Australia and New Zealand, pairing those artists with Untitled Group’s festivals, which include Beyond The Valley, Grapevine Gathering, Ability Fest, Wildlands and Pitch Music & Arts.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Untitled Group is extremely exciting,” comments Renee Rudolf, Founder of XIII Touring.
“I have admired the exponential growth of Untitled Group across their festival properties over the past few years,” continues Rudolf. “I look forward to our relationship expanding on this growth.”
The first tour through the new arrangement is Glass Animals’ Dreamland tour, which kicks off on Thursday July 14 at the HBF Stadium in Perth.
“We are delighted to be working with XIII Touring,” adds Nicholas Greco, director of Untitled Group.
Rudolf “has 25 years of experience touring some of the world’s greatest artists,” he adds, “and we look forward to an ongoing relationship that will enhance and complement Untitled’s festival and touring division. group”.
The partnership comes hot on the heels of The Kooks’ Monday July 11 announcement East Coast Getaway 2022presented by Untitled Group and XIII Touring.
The local branch of the British indie rock band Inside In / Inside Out 15th Anniversary Tour is due to travel to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in October.
Sydney-based XIII Touring, a full-service concert and event touring company, has performed for Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, Nothing But Thieves, PUP, Glass Animals, Biffy Clyro, Manchester Orchestra, Fat White Family, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Graveyard and others.
Independent and based in Melbourne, Untitled have produced tours for Wu-Tang Clan, Hayden James, Mallrat, Cosmo’s Midnight and Gus Dapperton.
Business is heating up, with ticket sales for its suite of shows and events expected to exceed 500,000 this year, representatives say, surpassing a typical pre-COVID year when Untitled Group moved some 300,000 tickets a year.
As part of a reshuffle of its team, Untitled recently promoted Casey Katz (Director of Marketing), Steel Hanf (Agent and General Manager of Proxy Agency) and Glen Meltzer (Senior Manager of Tour Marketing), who will handle tour marketing. .
Untitled also unveiled several expansion moves that would see Grapevine Gathering enter South Australia and Queensland; Wildlands Festival in South Africa and Western Australia; and the return of Beyond The Valley as a four-day camping festival.
More news and upcoming tours will be announced soon, both parties announced.