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...

Mojo Barriers at BoomTown Fair

Hampshire’s Matterley Estate once again played host to the fully immersive BoomTown Fair from August 11 - 14, which this year welcomed an increased capacity of 60,000 music lovers and saw the addition of...

Field Day

Field Day took over East London's Victoria Park on June 3 for a truncated single-day showcase that featured sets from the likes of Run The Jewels, Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Death...

Skiddle creates CHRISmas Cards with Macmillan Cancer Support

Primary ticket company Skiddle recently made a pledge to raise £100,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by the end of 2017, a move inspired by the support work offered by the charity to one of...

The UK Festival Awards 2017 shortlists

The UK Festival Awards – set to host its 14th edition on November 30 at Troxy in London – has revealed all of its shortlists for 2017. They are as follows... The Innovation Award Bearded Theory...

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...

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors: On Lightning Safety Planning

This article was originally published in the spring issue of Protocol Magazine, and was written by Dr. Kevin Kloesel, who chairs the esteemed weather advisory group for the Event Safety Alliance. Lightning kills thousands...

In Conversation with Sarah McBriar of AVA Festival

After six years spent studying and working in Manchester for the likes of Manchester International Festival and The Warehouse Project, Sarah McBriar moved down to London in 2013 to undertake an MA in Creative...