Why Professional Parking and Security Should be a Top Priority for Festival Organisers

Chris Haywood is the Managing Director of Topher Ltd. Based in Fleet, Hampshire, and founded in 2007, Topher specialises in providing security, parking and traffic management services to the live events industry. Topher is...

The Key Things Investors Look for in the Live Entertainment Sector

Lisa Boden is a partner at Edition Capital. The Edition Capital team has invested over £120m of funds into live entertainment and media businesses over the past 15 years, including the Impresario Festivals portfolio...


The Symbiosis of Micro Festivals and Emerging Acts

Brett Baber is the co-founder of Stradisphere Music Festival, a community music festival in the rural county of Suffolk. Brett specialises in artist development and local talent. A former musician and performer in his...

How to Use Your Live Music Data to Turn a Profit

Janneke van Egmond is an editor and marketer at Eventbrite Benelux. With years of experience as an account manager in the event industry she knows what makes organisers tick (and what keeps them awake...

Guest List Management: A Growing Pain for Growing Festivals (Part 1)

Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Natasha Hillier inherited both motivation and innovation. After graduating from esteemed business school, McGill University, Natasha joined the live event & festival management software firm, Marcato. Starting out...

More Than a Temporary Success

Dave Withey is the UK Sales and Marketing Director at temporary event infrastructure supplier Arena Group. In this article he gives Insights the lowdown on the importance of developing strong relationships with suppliers, and...

Food Fear

Mark Laurie is the Director of NCASS and has been with the business for six years. On a day-to-day basis he advises caterers, event organisers and street food traders on all areas of running...

Sayonara, SGP: How Secret Garden Party Created the Modern Boutique Festival

David Hillier is a freelance writer and journalist, and can be found in The Guardian, Vice, The New European and Wonderland. He specialises in music, festivals and night culture, and was named 2016 festival...

How Healthy is Your Festival?

In 1998 Trish Tucker-May set up Passion 4 Juice as a way of overcoming the problem of finding something healthy to eat at festivals and events. As an expert in nutrition, Trish always found...

Why This Year’s Festival Headliner Should be LED

Tom Wilkes is the Business Development Manager at White Light, where he works closely with lighting designers, manufacturers and end users. His position has enabled White Light to form a partnership with the AIF...