Live events firm signs up Liverpool venues on long-term deals

Camp & Furnace

A live music and events consultancy has signed long-term deals with two Liverpool venues.

Oxford-based Ghostwriter Consultancy & Events was founded in 2019 and specialises in large scale outdoor events, live music venue management, concert promotion, ticketing, marketing, health & safety compliance and business to business consultancy.

Among its latest commercial deals are two five-year partnerships with Liverpool venues Camp & Furnace, in the Baltic Triangle creative and digital quarter of the city, and the Olympia, on the outskirts of the city centre.

Camp & Furnace encompasses a range of versatile warehouse and studio spaces, capable of holding 1,250 people standing or 500 seated.

From club nights, food festivals and live music events, to exhibitions, installations and corporate functions, Camp & Furnace has a unique atmosphere and energy, making it the ideal venue for those looking for somewhere truly special, said Ghostwriter.

The private, versatile studio spaces deliver a blank canvas for galleries, rehearsals, presentations, exhibitions, photo and video shoots.

In recent years, Camp & Furnace has played host to renowned festivals and events such as BBC 6 Music Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Psych Fest, and is also regularly home to the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club.

Corporate clients include Facebook, Google, Lush, Adidas, MTV, Red Bull and BBC Worldwide has successfully used the venue’s characterful spaces for conferences, product launches and receptions.

Eventim Olympia Liverpool, built in 1905 and Grade II-listed, is a building of unique architectural and historical importance. It can hold 1,930 people standing or 1,200 seated.

It was designed as a purpose-built indoor circus and variety theatre by architect Frank Matcham and is one of only two independently operated Matcham venues.

Heralded as one of the most prolific theatre architects of all time, his surviving buildings are of national cultural significance.

The venue enjoys a rich history within the performing arts, hosting a variety of theatre and music productions and even housing a cinema and a bingo hall over its 115-year life span.

The Olympia

In 1990, the current owners purchased the building and brought it back to life after several years of closure, and it has been in the family ever since.

It now holds a wide range of events including live music, sports and comedy, as well as providing the backdrop to some of the nation’s favourite TV shows, appearing in productions such as Peaky Blinders (BBC) and Tin Star (Sky Atlantic).

Now firmly established on the touring circuit, with an accessible, diverse offering of cultural events, it welcomes more than 100,000 local and international visitors a year, across in excess of 75 events.

Carl Bathgate, Ghostwriter director, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce these long-term partnerships after such a challenging year for the industry and are very much looking forwards to 2021.”

“We are extremely excited by our partnerships with independent venues and together with their teams will be working to improve the sites to best serve touring artists, promoters and customers alike.

“These venues are great spaces and we are confident that, with the right approach, they will become venues that live music fans and touring artists can enjoy on a regular basis.”