What Can Festivals Learn from Extinction Rebellion?

*This article is part of Insider Insights’ Sustainable Summer series, in which we dedicate half of our monthly output to guidance on decreasing the environmental impact of festivals. Damon Culbert works for The Juice Guru,...

Why the Festival Atmosphere is More Important Than the Line-Up

Robin Travis is the Managing Director of Renby, a UK based provider of fogging and bulk solids handling systems. A staple of the British summer and a rite of passage for many people,...


Inspiring a More Responsible Audience

*This article is part of Insider Insights' Sustainable Summer series, in which we dedicate half of our monthly output to guidance on decreasing the environmental impact of festivals. Nick Chambers is the co-founder and booker...

A Festival’s Role in Developing Local Artists

Natasha Manley is the Head of Music at Selina International Music Summit, a music industry conference staged across various developing territories. SIMS Medellín will take place from May 16 - 18, followed by SIMS...

The Secret to Cutting Queues at Festivals

Nick Hucker is CEO of Preoday, a role he has fulfilled for over a year after initially joining the company as Head of Business Development in September 2017. Prior to joining Preoday, Nick was...

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,...