Event

An event refers to an organised event which people can attend, and is relevant to MusicBrainz. Generally this means live performances, like concerts and festivals.

Examples

Event properties

Name

The name is the official name of the event if it has one, or a descriptive name (like "Main Artist at Place") if not.

Type

The type describes what kind of event the event is. The possible values are:

Concert
An individual concert by a single artist or collaboration, often with supporting artists who perform before the main act.
Festival
An event where a number of different acts perform across the course of the day. Larger festivals may be spread across multiple days.
Launch event
A party, reception or other event held specifically for the launch of a release.
Convention/Expo
A convention, expo or trade fair is an event which is not typically orientated around music performances, but can include them as side activities.
Masterclass/Clinic
A masterclass or clinic is an event where an artist meets with a small to medium-sized audience and instructs them individually and/or takes questions intended to improve the audience members' playing skills.

Cancelled

The cancelled field describes whether or not the event took place.

Setlist

The setlist stores a list of songs performed, optionally including links to artists and works. See the setlist documentation for syntax and examples.

Begin and end dates

The begin and end dates indicate when an event started and finished.

Time

The time is the start time of the event.

Alias

Aliases are alternate names for an event, which currently have two main functions: localised names and search hints. Localised names are used to store the official names used in different languages and countries. These use the locale field to identify which language or country the name is for. Search hints are used to help both users and the server when searching and can be a number of things including alternate names, nicknames or even misspellings.

MBID

See the page about MBIDs for more information.

Disambiguation comment

See the page about disambiguation comments for more information.

Annotation

See the page about annotations for more information.