The Digital Experience and its Impact on Overall Festival Performance

Christian Hill is the Managing Director of Project Simply, a digital design agency that works predominantly with festivals and venues to create beautiful brands and digital experiences. We’ve recently embarked on a global insight piece...

Female Representation at Festivals – is the Struggle Still Real?

Skiddle's Live Music and Festivals Editor, Henry Lewis, is a trained journalist and lives in Manchester. Having worked at Skiddle for three years, Henry is a regular industry commentator and Skiddle spokesperson, as well...


The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Green

Marie Sabot is Director & co-founder of We Love Green festival and Associate Director of We Love Art. Since 2011, with We Love Greeen she has proven that a major event can work in...

Campsite Waste – A Single-Use Plastics Problem

*An abridged version of this article first appeared in Issue 82 of IQ Magazine. Teresa Moore is a Director of A Greener Festival. She has been researching the problem of tent waste at festivals for...

Six Important Recent Developments in Licensing and the Law

Andy Grimsey is a Partner at the licensing law firm, Poppleston Allen, and since 2004 has acted on behalf of major breweries, late night operators, restaurant chains, developers, and large independents – including festivals. Festivals,...

From the Food Vendors’ Perspective

Dave Cooper is an environmental activist, food vendor, and organiser of Kentucky’s Whippoorwill Festival. I operated a food stall at a small music festival in Kentucky a couple of summers ago. My food costs were...

The Evolution of the Australian Dance Music Scene

EMC Executive Producer Jane Singo has been involved in the live events industry for almost 25 years, having worked as a dancer, event promoter, manager, and agent before starting work with EMC back in...

Open Source and Low Tech Disruption in Event Technology

Richard Fletcher is a researcher in festival and events with a particular focus on quantitative methods and audience surveys. He predominately works freelance or in association with De Montfort University, Leicester. You can find...

The Future of Travel in the Festival Industry

Chris Johnson is the co-founder of Energy Revolution, a charity that compensates for carbon emissions incurred through festival travel. He is also a Director of Kambe Events, as well as the co-founder and chair...

Tackling Food Waste When Feeding Crew and Artists

Lou Fitzpatrick has extensive experience in festival and event management. With a passion for technology and problem solving, Lou is always looking for ways to streamline processes to make lives easier for event managers,...