An Interview With Definitive Event Policing

If it weren't for security services, festivals would be the perfect microcosm for demonstrating exactly why Anarchist utopias wouldn't work. Taking thousands of try-hard teenagers away from the panopticon of parental supervision and placing...

An Interview With Pure Groove Sound Systems

Despite the music ostensibly remaining the primary reason most people attend music festivals, there's often a painful lack of attention given to the quality of onsite sound systems. This is especially true for large...


An Interview With Shailendra Singh, Inceptor of Sunburn Festival

With a background in advertising, intellectual property, feature films, music promotion, event and talent management, sports marketing, wedding management and literature, it’s safe to say that Shailendra Singh has his fingers (pictured) in an...

An Interview with Electric Castle

Electric Castle will host its sixth edition this July, returning to the fifteenth century Transylvanian monument from which it derives its namesake with a characteristically eclectic cast of international talent. Amongst other auspicious factors,...

An Interview with Airstar

Since its creation in 1994, Airstar has been a world leader in designing and producing inflatable technologies across various industries – from lighting to aerospace and architecture. From the very early days, Airstar has...

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...

Bestival Part I

UK: Still relatively young but undeniably effectual, the desert island disco-themed Bestival 2014 continued to refine its distinct aesthetic through a plethora of idiosyncratic conceptual art pieces, intimate micro venues, eclectic eateries, and an...

Roskilde Festival

Proudly emblazoned on posters around the expansive Roskilde Festival site were the words 'non-profit since 1972'. In my comprehensive conversation with the festival's Head of Corporate Communications, Christina Bilde – in which we discussed...

An Interview with Outlook & Dimensions

Over a couple of consecutive weekends each September, Outlook & Dimensions repurpose a 19th century Croatian fort into a temple for all things danceable. Finishing off the festival season with a resounding one-two punch,...

The UK Festival Awards & Conference 2014

UK: Following a record-breaking response and an impossible level of caffeine intake on our part, the sold-out UK Festival Awards and Conference respectively celebrated and incisively analysed the state of the UK festival industry,...