Liverpool Sound City

While The Vaccines performed some friendly tunes for friendly people on Liverpool Sound City's main stage, we were watching Swans with the rest of the masochists and strangeheads. Headlining the festival's Baltic Stage -...

Bluedot Festival

During a public lecture held at Cornell University on October 13, 1994, the beloved astronomer and purveyor of cosmic truth Carl Sagan presented an image of Earth to the audience, as seen from six...


An Interview with Blackout

Founded in 1990 by current Chairman Steve Tuck, Blackout has developed into the event industry’s largest and most renowned supplier of drapes, rigging and other related products. Its services range from straight forward dry-hire...

An Interview with Junction 2

Aside from being the exclusive music promoters at the fantastic Tobacco Dock, London Warehouse Events works across an array of the capital's most idiosyncratic venues to promote and produce events spanning electronica, techno, house...

Kendal Calling

The 11th edition of Kendal Calling drew to a close on July 31 in spectacular fashion, as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds saw out the festival in style. The sold out Lake District music...

An Interview with Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of ideas, music and light set in the titular Australian city, and encompasses creative industry forums, a cutting-edge contemporary music programme, and myriad light sculptures and installations. The...

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 Nozstock: The Hidden Valley

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley will celebrate its 20th anniversary from July 20 - 22, with a line-up featuring Chase & Status (DJ), Goldfrapp, Dillinja, The Blockheads, Grandmaster Flash, The Selecter, Dub Pistols and We...

An Interview with Global Publicity

Over the course of the last decade, international PR firm Global Publicity has helped to craft and promote engaging narratives for some of the world's most vital and illustrious festivals. With a client list...

Liverpool Sound City

Festival Insights returned to Liverpool Sound City this year for its newly rebranded Sound City+ conference, which featured TED-style talks, panel sessions, an independent record label fair, and one-to-one chats with agents, managers and...