On Virtual Reality and Festivals

Jona Koekelcoren is Community & Customer Success Manager at BeatSwitch. Aside from this role he also dedicates his time to coaching artists, co-organising festivals and club shows, and was also assistant label manager at...

Be On Your Guard: How to Pick the Right Security Provider for Your Event

Cameron Addicott is an independent security, investigation and intelligence consultant, advising a diverse range of VIP, festival, media, manufacturing and construction clients with the shared aim of reducing risk through pragmatic security solutions. He...


CDM – A Year On

Robert Dudley is an event safety officer at The Fair, a large-scale event delivery specialist that focuses on three things: safety, quality and budget. Some of the agency’s regional projects include Mostly Jazz, Moseley...

The Festival Industry Needs More Skilled Professionals Than Ever Before

Teresa Moore is Head of Department at Buckinghamshire New University, in charge of the University's Music and Event Programmes. She is also a founding member of the European sustainability group GO Europe, with a...

The UK Festival Market Report 2017

Festival Insights and the UK Festival Awards are proud to release the UK Festival Market Report 2017, an in-depth examination of consumer demographics, preferences and behaviour based on research undertaken from October - November...

The Challenges and Rewards of a Remote Festival Site

Caroline Maclennan is the director of the Hebridean Celtic Festival, one of the most renowned Celtic festivals in Europe. Maclennan remains its only full-time employee, with the event being run largely by volunteers. She...

Pitching a Different Kind of Tent

Kirsty Peters is a Marketing Graduate passionate about developing new markets for innovative products in the UK. An enthusiastic festivalgoer and a champion of everything green, Kirsty has thrown herself into becoming the British...

The Many Cases for Ridesharing

Alice Ackermann heads up the PR and Communications at BlaBlaCar. Her role is largely focussed on managing the PR activity in the UK, as well as attending and speaking at conferences and industry events....

Curator’s Vision: an insight into the role of a music curator

Yaw Owusu is the Creative Director of youth culture organisation URBEATZ, Director at creative solutions company the playmaker group and Nothin But The Music and the Music Curator for Liverpool International Music Festival. In...

Sonorama Comes of Age

Duncan Wheeler is an Associate Professor of Spanish Studies at the University of Leeds. He is currently on sabbatical, with plans including taking up a Visiting Fellowship at St Catherine's College, Oxford; launching a...