An Interview with North Sea Jazz

Founded in 1976 with performances from legendary artists including Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Stan Getz, the North Sea Jazz Festival was an instant success, attracting over 9000 visitors in its first...

Amsterdam Dance Event Part I

NETHERLANDS: Wandering between the myriad venues involved in the Amsterdam Dance Event prompted two recurring questions. The first being ‘Where am I right now?’ owing to the copy and pasted canals that I still...


Festivalgoers Reveal Attitudes Towards Drug Testing; Consumption Habits

CGA has conducted research into festivalgoers’ drug consumption habits and attitudes towards harm reduction initiatives, such as those run by The Loop. The findings come from two separate surveys undertaken by the business intelligence consultancy...

European Festival Awards 2014 Winners Announced

EUROPE: Europe’s best music festivals, artists and promoters of 2014 were revealed at the 6th annual European Festival Awards, which took place at Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, crowning the opening night of...

In Conversation with Dusan Kovacevic of EXIT Festival

With roots in Serbian student activism and a comprehensive list of conscientious endeavours under its belt, EXIT Festival is proudly anomalous in a major festival scene that so often makes the bottom line its...

An Interview With Lytham Festival’s Peter Taylor

Birthed as a one-night event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, The Festival Previously Known as Lytham Proms has this year expanded into a seven-day series of festivities, including...

An Interview with Caught by the River Thames

Caught by the River is an online publication focused on decidedly non-digital pursuits, including but not limited to: literature, adventure, poetry, walking, fishing, looking, thinking, birdsong, beer, and – of course – ocean-bound waterways....

BoomTown Fair

BoomTown will host the eighth edition of its wildly idiosyncratic festival this weekend in Hampshire, with an increased capacity of 60,000 and featuring nine fully themed and diverse districts, over 80 street venues, all...

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...

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...