Kanye West Confirmed to Headline Glastonbury; White People Get Mad on Facebook

Glastonbury has upset thousands of middle-aged, middle-class Britons with the announcement that Kanye West will headline its Pyramid Stage on Saturday June 27. Desperate to make their displeasure and ignorance known, many 'fans' of...

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...


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...

Parklife

Based on concerns expressed by local councillors and residents in the aftermath of 2014’s festival, Parklife conducted a thorough self-assessment of its community impact policies over the past year. Jon Drape, Parklife’s Event Director and...

An Interview with Brandkiss

For the last seven years, the London-based affinity marketing agency Brandkiss has partnered tourist boards with renowned consumer brands for targeted, cross-promotional national campaigns. Having executed hundreds of campaigns for high-profile brands in various...

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...

An Interview with Olivier Dutertre, Founder of TheSoundYouNeed

TheSoundYouNeed (TSYN) is a music discovery Youtube channel that was created in December 2012 during one night of fevered activity as Olivier Dutertre transferred his SoundCloud playlists to YouTube. With his own abstract visual aesthetic and smartly...

An Interview with Peppermint Bars

If the body is a temple, then the average festival-goer must have a borderline pathological penchant for desecration. Whether you treat festivals like the modern equivalents of Sodom and/or Gomorrah or just like to...

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...

An Interview with North Sea Jazz

Founded in 1976 with performances from legendary artists including Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Stan Getz, the North Sea Jazz Festival was an instant success, attracting over 9000 visitors in its first...