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...

Sziget Festival

Situated on Budapest’s ‘Island of Freedom’, the seven-day Sziget Festival comprises an expansive and populist music line-up, plus plenty of ancillary entertainment in the form of film, eSports, chess, dance, theatre, sports, chill out...


Eye of the Storm – a look at the Event Safety Alliance’s Severe Weather...

This article was first published in the spring issue of Protocol Magazine, and was written by the Event Safety Alliance's Director of Operations, Jacob Worek. 'The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch...

King of the North and the Rise of the eSports Festival

Music festivals in their purest form have pretty much hit a glass ceiling. The multitude of personality-defunct commercial weekenders with nothing to offer but ubiquitous, terminally mediocre guitar bands demonstrates that the industry lacks...

An Interview with The Vinyl Festival

The first edition of The Vinyl Festival will occur from September 23 - 24 at London's most talked about new venue, The Printworks. Launched by the relatively new hobbyist magazine, Long Live Vinyl, the...

The European Festival Market Report 2014

EUROPE: Ahead of the European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Nooderslag in Groningen (NL) next week, the former has released the European Festival Market Report for 2014. The data comes courtesy of the 2014 European...

An Interview with Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of ideas, music and light set in the titular Australian city, and encompasses creative industry forums, a cutting-edge contemporary music programme, and myriad light sculptures and installations. The...

An Interview With Pure Groove Sound Systems

Despite the music ostensibly remaining the primary reason most people attend music festivals, there's often a painful lack of attention given to the quality of onsite sound systems. This is especially true for large...

UK Festival Awards 2015 – The Shortlists

The UK Festival Awards has revealed the shortlists for the vast majority of its categories, which include Best Major, Medium Sized and Small Festivals; Headline Performance of the Year; Best Non-Music Festival; Best Hospitality;...

ArcTanGent

As the only UK festival dedicated to showcasing the very best in math rock, post-rock and noise rock, the award-winning ArcTanGent festival was back again for its third edition in August. TPi rolled out...