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...

Four Things Festival Food Vendors Must Know About Hand Hygiene

Manty Stanley is the Managing Director of TEAL Patents – the leading manufacturer of mobile and portable hand wash units in the UK. A family business, TEAL began in 1959 and since then it...


An Insight Into The Portuguese Festival Industry

Ricardo Bramão is the founder of APORFEST – the Portuguese Music Festivals Association and also the Director of Talkfest, the only forum about the future of music festivals in Portugal. Ricardo is a part of...

Bringing Crowd Psychology into Event Safety Management

John Drury is a social psychologist at Sussex University. He has been conducting research on crowd behaviour for 25 years. Some of the crowd events he and his colleagues have investigated include the Hajj...

The Virtues of Psychedelic Harm Reduction at Festivals

Linnae Ponté oversees MAPS' harm reduction program, the Zendo Project, and has travelled internationally to coordinate and train volunteers to offer psychological support to individuals having difficult psychedelic experiences, in order to reduce the...

Festivals Are Leading the Way in Paid Digital Marketing

Mark Walker is Head of Content Marketing at Eventbrite UK. He writes regularly about topics and trends affecting the festival industry, and how organisers can continue to create better experiences for their fans. Prior...

Immersive Learning: ensuring that employees are able to deal with any incident

Professor Chris Kemp is known primarily for his work in crowd management and his ceaseless endeavour to make events safer. As a key member of Yourope Event Safety Group (YES), Chris has been asked...

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...

The Art of Artist Handling: Do You Need It?

Dries De Kimpe is the Growth Manager at BeatSwitch. A passionate techno fan, he’s either in the office, clubbing, or supporting local promoters. Nowadays, promoters are investing heavily to create the best experience for artists...

Making Lockers the New Norm at UK Events

Alice Favre is one third of A Man About A Dog, which owns London Warehouse Events (promoters and producers of some of the biggest electronic music shows in London), Ticket Tannoy (a new ticketing...