Liverpool Sound City

Festival Insights returned to Liverpool Sound City this year for its newly rebranded Sound City+ conference, which featured TED-style talks, panel sessions, an independent record label fair, and one-to-one chats with agents, managers and...

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 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...

Kendal Calling

The 11th edition of Kendal Calling drew to a close on July 31 in spectacular fashion, as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds saw out the festival in style. The sold out Lake District music...

In Conversation with Flora and Josh from Samphire Festival

There isn’t a great deal of orthodoxy in the story of how Samphire Festival came to be. Founded last year by Flora Blathwayt and Josh Beauchamp – both romantic partners and total newcomers to...

Off the Record

Off The Record, a multi-venue music festival and conference for emerging artists, made its debut in Manchester on November 4. Conceived in a partnership between From the Fields, Liverpool Sound City and Louder Than...

Boardmasters

In its grand return to two of Newquay’s most idyllic locations from August 9 – 13, Boardmasters’ 12th edition continued to establish the festival as the UK’s preeminent celebration of surf lifestyle and music....

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...

Highlights from 40 years of OpenAir St. Gallen

This article was written by Gideon Gottfried, News & Features Writer for Pollstar UK. 1977 marked the birth of one of Switzerland’s most iconic festivals: OpenAir St. Gallen. Founded by Freddi 'Gagi' Geiger as...

An Interview with Liverpool Sound City

The multi-award winning Liverpool Sound City will host its 10th anniversary celebrations at the titular city's Clarence Dock this May, extending its already plentiful offerings with a couple of high-profile satellite shows courtesy of...