Bestival Part II

UK: In our second and final instalment of this year’s Bestival coverage, we discuss the ways some of the festival’s sponsors integrated their brands - from concept-driven paint parties to a gig atop a...

Better Entertainment Weather Around the World

The story is all too common. It begins with an average festival morning; stages are prepped and the crew loads in their equipment. Trucks roll in and out backstage, while food carts, beer stations...


The European Festival Market Report 2014

EUROPE: Ahead of the European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Nooderslag in Groningen (NL) next week, the former has released the European Festival Market Report for 2014. The data comes courtesy of the 2014 European...

Gaywise Festival

UK: Not that they’re required to be, but it’s rare that festivals are concerned with anything beyond purveying good vibes and raking in inordinate amounts of dollar. Environmentalist initiatives are becoming increasingly common,...

Highlights from 40 years of OpenAir St. Gallen

This article was written by Gideon Gottfried, News & Features Writer for Pollstar UK. 1977 marked the birth of one of Switzerland’s most iconic festivals: OpenAir St. Gallen. Founded by Freddi 'Gagi' Geiger as...

An Interview with Liverpool Sound City

The multi-award winning Liverpool Sound City will host its 10th anniversary celebrations at the titular city's Clarence Dock this May, extending its already plentiful offerings with a couple of high-profile satellite shows courtesy of...

An Interview with PlugGo

NETHERLANDS: We're in an era in which most first world inhabitants would gladly mainline pure Internet directly into their veins if they could, so it’s a wonder that festivals – typically bereft of Wi-Fi...

BoomTown Fair

BoomTown will host the eighth edition of its wildly idiosyncratic festival this weekend in Hampshire, with an increased capacity of 60,000 and featuring nine fully themed and diverse districts, over 80 street venues, all...

An Interview with The Vinyl Festival

The first edition of The Vinyl Festival will occur from September 23 - 24 at London's most talked about new venue, The Printworks. Launched by the relatively new hobbyist magazine, Long Live Vinyl, the...

European Festival Awards 2014 Winners Announced

EUROPE: Europe’s best music festivals, artists and promoters of 2014 were revealed at the 6th annual European Festival Awards, which took place at Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, crowning the opening night of...