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...

The Family-Friendly Rave – is it really possible?

Toki Allison is Creative Production Coordinator at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley and also works for a tech company as an events coordinator. She has worked in content and event production for 12 years and...


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...

Alternative Applications for IMAG Screens

Ben Miles is a Video Director and Visual Producer who runs a company called Mixed Emotions London. They are specialists in creative visual shows and cutting edge technical video solutions. Ben has worked for...

Raising the Quality of Family Arts Programming

Rowan Hoban set up Just So Festival with fellow Wild Rumpus Director Sarah Bird in 2009 due to a perceived absence in the market of really excellent, non-tokenistic arts programming for families at greenfield...

Advice for the New UK Metal Kids on the Block

Fox James graduated with a First Class Honours in Festival and Event Management after a career spanning almost 25 years in media, most notably working in European Finance & Operations for MTV. Following this...

A More Personal Approach to Security

Nick Lucy is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Showsec. In this article he focuses on what makes John Hadland one of the great characters of the festival scene, and how we can all...

The Rise of the Local Festival

Robert Dudley Manages Live Events and Production at The Fair. As large-scale event delivery specialists, The Fair focusses on three things: safety, quality and budget. Some of the agency’s regional projects include Mostly Jazz,...

Social Learning at Festivals: Lessons from Face Your Elephant

Richard Fletcher is a Research Assistant at De Montfort University, Leicester working on a public engagement and peer education project: ‘Face Your Elephant’ (FYE). He is also a part time lecturer in Arts and...

Considerations for Lighting up a Festival

Florent Gatard is Event Sales Director for the French market at Airstar, the world leader and inventor of the lighting balloon technology. Established in 1994, Airstar is specialised in the design, manufacturing and distribution...