An Interview with the Surplus Supper Club

UK: The Surplus Supper Club is an ethical event catering business spearheaded by FareShare South West, the award-winning charity that redistributes in-life, surplus food in an attempt to aid vulnerable people and curb rampant...

An Interview with iZettle

iZettle is a mobile payments app that allows small businesses and sole traders to accept card payments via smartphone or tablet and a connectable card reader. iZettle was the first to introduce its Smart...


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...

Bestival Part I

UK: Still relatively young but undeniably effectual, the desert island disco-themed Bestival 2014 continued to refine its distinct aesthetic through a plethora of idiosyncratic conceptual art pieces, intimate micro venues, eclectic eateries, and an...
Siri N Moen of Slottsfjell

Women in Festivals, the Slottsfjell Way

Siri N. Moen from Norway's Slottsfjell tells Festival Insights about how women working in the festival industry are perceived When I started last year as head of press in Slottsfjell, one of Norway’s biggest...

Overcoming Challenges to Stand the Test of Time

Starting a festival is no small feat as any promoter will attest to. In a frank and open interview, Rob Star of Eastern Electrics tells Festival Insights about how he has overcome venue problems...

How Much Control of Your Event Should You Let the Fans Have?

The UK's Alt-Fest debuts in August, with help from crowd-funding, and major decisions such as booking and bar policy decided by the fans. But what are the consequences of giving up so much control...

How Event Technology is Transforming The Festival Market

Steve Jenner and Paul Pike, from Intelligent Venue Solutions, share their insights on the technological shift currently reformatting the festival landscape

How to Make Your Festival Last a Lifetime

Good festival photography is the key to keeping memories - and the festival itself - alive in people’s minds. But with everyone with a smartphone thinking they're a professional, how do you pick the...

Infographic – The State of Accessibility at Festivals and Gigs

UK Access charity Attitude is Everything has released the results from its State of Access Report 2014. It highlights how important improving access is for the live music industry - and the fantastic results...