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...

Seven Trends Impacting Live Music Events

James Turner is Senior Business Development Manager at Eventbrite. He joined Eventbrite in 2011 as part of the company’s European founding team and has been dealing with some of the largest festivals in Europe...

The Importance of Investing in Talent

Martin Wood, Managing Director at drapes and rigging provider Blackout, voices his thoughts on the importance of investing in new talent. Whether you’re a small company or a large corporate, his message is “do...

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...

Successful Brand Integration & Activation – A few lessons that I have learned along...

Having the ability to look beyond the ordinary to deliver exceptional results, co-director of Broadwick Live - Bradley Thompson has spent the last 10 years devising and executing a number of high-profile festivals including...

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...