An Interview with Marcato (2015)

Since interviewing Marcato last year, the festival management software company has been busy – so much so that it necessitates the use of italics. In addition to launching an entire new line-up of products,...

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...


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,...

The Glorious Incandescence of Joseph Peace

UK: It's difficult to summarise everything Joseph Peace does in one sentence; the only way to neatly put him in a box is if the box is on fire and he's wearing frilly golden...

ADE 2015

Amsterdam Dance Event celebrated its 20th anniversary edition from October 14 - 18, with precisely 2289 performances, 510 speakers, and 1001 events across the titular city, attracting over 365,000 visitors and 5,500 professionals from...

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Two rather negative epiphanies dawned on me whilst walking the perimeter of BST Hyde Park. The first was that I’d definitely picked the wrong time to start eating right, what with the litany of...

In Conversation with Tramlines’ Kate Hewett

Kate Hewett’s career in promoting events began with the Sheffield based, hip hop themed burger joint and live music establishment The Harley. Her role there, at least at first, was to develop the space...

John Lewis at OnRoundhay

Forged in a partnership between veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmith and department store brand John Lewis, OnBlackheath Festival launched in 2014 to significant fanfare and made the shortlist for the UK Festival Awards' Best New...

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...

An Interview With Definitive Event Policing

If it weren't for security services, festivals would be the perfect microcosm for demonstrating exactly why Anarchist utopias wouldn't work. Taking thousands of try-hard teenagers away from the panopticon of parental supervision and placing...