An Interview with Outlook & Dimensions

Over a couple of consecutive weekends each September, Outlook & Dimensions repurpose a 19th century Croatian fort into a temple for all things danceable. Finishing off the festival season with a resounding one-two punch,...

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 Big Chief Tipis

UK: As a sixteen year old débutante I attended my first ever Leeds Festival, ending up camped on a hillside with a fortunately close buddy on what felt like an 85% gradient. We spent...

Bestival Part II

UK: In our second and final instalment of this year’s Bestival coverage, we discuss the ways some of the festival’s sponsors integrated their brands - from concept-driven paint parties to a gig atop a...

Striving for the Perfect Lap: in conversation with John Giddings

On August 30 1970 - the Isle of Wight Festival’s second ever Sunday - a teenage John Giddings witnessed the untimely demise of an event that mirrored the hippie movement, not only in timing...

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 Lost Village

With a penchant for the theatrical and a site enclosed within dense woodland, Lost Village has fashioned itself as a remote enclave with a depth of immersion and breadth of experiences that amount to...

Bluedot

One of the coolest German words that we lack a direct equivalent for is Gesamtkunstwerk, roughly defined as a 'universal work of art'. Distinct from a masterpiece, it instead denotes a piece of work...

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 PlugGo

NETHERLANDS: We're in an era in which most first world inhabitants would gladly mainline pure Internet directly into their veins if they could, so it’s a wonder that festivals – typically bereft of Wi-Fi...