VIDEO: Battle of the Bands

See the Battle of the Bands session at the UK Festival Conference.

While tens of thousands of aspiring wannabes worldwide are constantly locked in battles for prizes and profile, there’s a maelstrom of conflicts taking place at the top of the business, as festivals fight for the best artists and agents struggle to secure prime positions and fees. Acts mean audiences; with fans even prepared to move between countries to see their favourite artists. This panel examines this relatively new dynamic.

Moderator: Mike Gartside – Audience

Jeff Craft – Director, X-Ray Touring
Geoff Meall – Director, The Agency Group
Gary Turner – CEO, MAMA Festivals
Neil Pengelly – Head Booker, Festival Republic