The Importance of Real-time Engagement for Festivals

Mary Varney has been working with real-time engagement specialists Snack Media for the past eighteen months and is now an Account Manager for its live and social projects. Within her role she has managed...

What You Need to Know About the New CDM Regulations

Simon Fursman has worked with Serious Stages for seven years. His role as Project Manager involves supporting clients including Reading & Leeds festivals, Glastonbury, the tours of Elton John and Rod Steward to Mumford...


Imagineering at Music Festivals: The Voice of the Next Generation

June Calvo-Soraluze studied Business Management, specialising in Strategic Management at Deusto Business School in Bilbao. She extended her knowledge of management at University of International Business and Economics in Beijing and at Aarhus School...

No Uncertain Terms: Protecting Your Festival from the Ambiguity of Artist Riders

Ben Challis is a UK lawyer specialising in music and entertainment law. His clients include the world famous Glastonbury Festival and Ben also acts for Africa Express, Damon Albarn's eclectic collaboration of African and...

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...

A Guide to Selecting and Managing Your Festival’s Technology Providers

Darren Gallop is the CEO of Marcato, an innovative Canadian company that specialises in the creation and development of web­-based management solutions designed to maximise efficiency in the festival & entertainment industry. Their two...

Data! Data! Data!

James Cobb has worked in the live music and event sector for over 20 years, starting out as a concert tour Production Manager. He has been a Director of a successful music festival, a...

The Growing Disconnect Between Festivals and Technology

Nick Morgan is the CEO of Big Cat Group and founder of The Fair, the Group’s events division. Nick has over 20 years’ industry experience working for clients including MAMA & Company, GLA, Radio1,...

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...

An Initiative to Curb Festival Food Waste

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...