Communicating Costs and Being Accountable to Your Audience

Joel Smith is the Activities & Development Officer at University of Manchester Students’ Union. In his role he oversees Pangaea Festival, a one night student-only festival in its 11th year. Pangaea Festival is the largest...

Taking Live Mobile Marketing and VR Performances to a New Level

George Kapellos is Head of Marketing & Partnerships at Mativision, a Shoreditch based company that provides brands and entertainment businesses with the ability to film and broadcast in full 360˚ vision and virtual reality....


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...

[Free ebook] The Independent Festival’s Guide to Going Cashless

PlayPass are one of the world's leading providers of RFID at festivals and live events, having set the industry standard for the reliable and cost-effective delivery of cashless payments, access control, brand activation and...

Introducing the Ballot Bin for Festivals

Holly Smith works at Hubbub, a charity that takes a fresh approach to communicating environmental issues, focusing on people’s passions such as fashion, food, homes and neighbourhoods. It avoids doom, gloom and lecturing about...

Why All Festivals Need a Messenger Bot

Thomas Van Orshaegen is the co-founder and CRO at BeatSwitch, the leading festival management software that powers more than 125 festivals worldwide. His passion lies where music, technology, marketing and customer centric problem solving...

Championing New Music with Sound City+

David Pichilingi has over 25 years experience in the international music business. Over his career he has worked both as an artist, and in A&R, marketing, and management. Throughout his career he has worked closely...

The Importance of Understanding Electroacoustics

Steve Jones’ glittering career behind a drumkit was interrupted to mix FoH for friends’ bands, before deciding to pursue a more ‘sensible’ audio profession. A degree in Live Performance Technology from Derby University led...

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...

RFID for Festivals and Events: Top 10 Myths Busted

A seasoned concert promoter and live event professional, Serge Grimaux has promoted thousands of events across three continents over a 40-year career, including 25 years within the ticketing industry. Serge is the founder of...