Created in 2011, Lagardère Live Entertainment brings together the businesses of:
- producing concerts (Florent Pagny, -M-, Jean-Louis Aubert, Jacques and Thomas Dutronc, Kev Adams, etc.) and shows (Salut les copains, Les Choristes, etc.);
- managing entertainment venues (Folies Bergère, Casino de Paris, Arkéa Arena and Arena du Pays d’Aix).
The live entertainment business was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the health precautions mandated by the French government. However, as venues reopened, business gradually recovered over the second half of the year. This meant that the concert and live show production business was able to resume for artists under contract with Lagardère Live Entertainment. In addition, more than 200 performances were organised in the venues it manages.
Given the persistence of the health crisis, the outlook for 2022 is still uncertain. Nevertheless, as of late December 2021, there were many 2022 dates booked in Lagardère Live Entertainment venues and several tours by artists managed by the division were already scheduled.