Festivals and Suppliers Share Sustainability Insights

Festivals’ environmental impacts and ways to address the climate crisis were in the spotlight at The Showman’s Show last week. Speakers from across the festival sector were brought together by live events sustainability campaign Festival...

Festivalgoers Express Support for More Sustainable Events

CGA has conducted research into festivalgoers’ level of demand for more sustainable events, as well as their preferred modes of transport to festivals. Surveying approximately 6500 festivalgoers in the October 2018 UK Festival Awards Census,...


2019 UK Festival Awards – Applications are now open

The application process for the UK Festival Awards 2019 has now opened. The Awards will return to the Troxy in London on December 5th for a third consecutive year and promises to end the...

Festivalgoers Reveal Attitudes Towards Drug Testing; Consumption Habits

CGA has conducted research into festivalgoers’ drug consumption habits and attitudes towards harm reduction initiatives, such as those run by The Loop. The findings come from two separate surveys undertaken by the business intelligence consultancy...

Primavera Sound

Insights attended the 19th edition of Primavera Sound in Barcelona from May 30 – June 1, where a record 220,000 fans descended on the Parc del Fòrum to see performances from Solange, Erykah Badu,...

HowTheLightGetsIn

Festivals have a shared tradition when it comes to embracing progressive movements and ideas. From Glastonbury’s decades-long kinship with the CND to Afropunk’s 50% female line-up and Shambala’s pioneering sustainability practices, festivals often capitalise...

An Interview with Brunch in the Park

Spanning several major cities on the Iberian Peninsula, Brunch in the Park's serial format and exceptionally socially conscious practices make it a festival unlike most. From its proactive community outreach to its robust sexual...

An Interview with Skiddle

Following the widely reported disaster that was last year's Hope & Glory Festival, Skiddle – one of the failed event's two primary ticketing outlets – made the 'unprecedented' decision to refund each and every...

An Interview with Secret Solstice

Iceland's Secret Solstice hosted its fifth anniversary edition from June 21 - 24 during 96 hours of constant daylight. Featuring performances by Slayer, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, and Stormzy, the festival made a...

An Interview with Strawberries & Creem

Strawberries & Creem will host its fifth edition on June 16 in Cambridge, with sets from T-Pain, David Rodigan, Kojo Funds, Ghetts, Shy FX, Madam X, Heidi and more. Insights spoke with Preye Crooks,...