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 Sacha and Jon from Parklife

Parklife will return to Manchester's Heaton Park from June 10 - 11, treating 80,000 revellers to sets from Frank Ocean, The 1975, Stormzy, Boy Better Know and many more across its two sold-out days. Aside...


In Conversation with Gareth Cooper of Broadwick Live

Encompassing music, culture and travel under its umbrella, the Global-partnered Broadwick Live is a multifaceted mainstay of the festival circuit whose portfolio has dramatically increased in scope over the last year. Its flagship festivals...

Building Bridges Between Promoters and Artists with gigmit

To artists whose various statuses all come prefixed with ‘un’– undiscovered, unsigned, underground – the music and festival industries can seem hopelessly intimidating and impenetrable – like a 60-storey Brutalist skyscraper with windows only...

An Interview With Nutickets

UK: Touted as a 'complete event platform', Nutickets' app addresses as many needs of the festival organiser as possible without being hyper-sentient and having Scarlett Johansson's voice. Already working with Ultra South Africa, Holi...

The European Festival Awards shortlists

The European Festival Awards – set to take place on January 11 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands – has revealed the shortlists for its eighth edition. An illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant...

Our Thoughts on Fabric

As reported by pretty much everyone, Islington Council made the contentious and widely decried decision in the early hours of September 7 to revoke the license of legendary London nightclub, Fabric. As a result,...

Police and PRS: Paying the Bill

They're probably two of the most hotly-disputed parts of a festival's costs: Police and PRS. PRS For Music recently carried out a review of the charges it levies on live music events, including how...

An Interview with StreetTeam

Liam Negus-Fancey founded StreetTeam with his brother Callum in 2012. Then known as The Physical Network, the organisation grew out of Let’s Go Crazy, an underage events company the pair started, which grew to...

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...