UK Festival Awards 2015 – The Winners

We know you’ll most likely skip whatever we write here, so without further ado here are the winners of the 2015 UK Festival Awards… Best Use of New Technology In association with: White Light WINNER: QUANTUM SPECIAL...

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...


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...

In Conversation with Michal Kaščák of Pohoda Festival

Pohoda Festival celebrated in 20th anniversary this year, with Drowned In Sound referring to the event as a 'Utopia' – citing its jarringly friendly atmosphere, 'mind boggling' food & drink, and a total absence...

An Interview with Groovefest Malta

MK, Jamie Jones, Kerri Chandler and Art Department are just some of the names confirmed for the first edition of Groovefest Malta, set to take place from April 29 - May 1 at venues...

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...

Shortlists revealed for inaugural Iberian Festival Awards

The Iberian Festival Awards will host its first edition on March 3 at FIL in Lisbon, celebrating the achievements of the Spanish and Portuguese festival industries and their affiliates. The event has revealed its...

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...

An Interview With Camp Cooks

UK: In a stark contrast to the standard burger vans of yore, festival catering has become an astonishingly heterogeneous affair. Epitomising this heterogeneity - and challenging the 'hetero' part in the process - are...

European Festival Awards 2015 – The Shortlists

The votes have been counted and we can now reveal the finalists in this year’s European Festival Awards. This year – the 7th edition - saw over 800,000 votes cast by fans from 50...