An Interview With Marcato

CANADA: I’m sure we can all agree that admin work is somewhat akin to the Sixth Circle of Hell, and this must be especially true for the lucid nightmare that is festival organisation. Traditionally,...

Our Thoughts on Fabric

As reported by pretty much everyone, Islington Council made the contentious and widely decried decision in the early hours of September 7 to revoke the license of legendary London nightclub, Fabric. As a result,...


An Interview with Brandkiss

For the last seven years, the London-based affinity marketing agency Brandkiss has partnered tourist boards with renowned consumer brands for targeted, cross-promotional national campaigns. Having executed hundreds of campaigns for high-profile brands in various...

An Interview With Architects of Air

UK: Although it makes up a relatively small portion of the company’s remit, Architects of Air’s presence at festivals provides punters with a reprieve from 360 degrees of bodies and noise. Their ‘luminaria’ are...

An Interview with Airstar

Since its creation in 1994, Airstar has been a world leader in designing and producing inflatable technologies across various industries – from lighting to aerospace and architecture. From the very early days, Airstar has...

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...

Roskilde Festival

Proudly emblazoned on posters around the expansive Roskilde Festival site were the words 'non-profit since 1972'. In my comprehensive conversation with the festival's Head of Corporate Communications, Christina Bilde – in which we discussed...

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,...

The UK Festival Awards & Conference 2014

UK: Following a record-breaking response and an impossible level of caffeine intake on our part, the sold-out UK Festival Awards and Conference respectively celebrated and incisively analysed the state of the UK festival industry,...

An Interview with 356 Entertainment

Owing to its reliably beautiful climate, ease of access, and the hosting of festivals from dance music's most renowned brands, the auspicious archipelago of Malta is fast becoming one of the world's hottest destinations...