How to Improve the Fan Experience Through Smart Corporate Branding

Antonio Valero is the Head of New Business Models at StubHub, one of the world's largest ticketing marketplaces. In addition to its work with venues, sports rights holders and promoters, StubHub has also partnered...

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...


You’ve Got The Right People – What Next?

Tim Wilson is a Director of VAULT Festival, whose 2017 event runs from January 25 - March 5 and features almost 200 performances. Visit the official website for full programme information and tickets. Festivals...

Sayonara, SGP: How Secret Garden Party Created the Modern Boutique Festival

David Hillier is a freelance writer and journalist, and can be found in The Guardian, Vice, The New European and Wonderland. He specialises in music, festivals and night culture, and was named 2016 festival...

Composting Toilets for Small Gatherings and Festivals

Dave Cooper is an environmental activist and organiser of Kentucky's Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth Friendly Living, set to take place from July 9 - 12 2015. In this piece he discusses the...

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...

Festivals Should Spend Less on PR and More on Original Content

Black Circle Media is an LA-based creative agency founded by British journalists Ross Gardiner and Jemayel Khawaja. Their clients include Electric Zoo, Oasis Festival, We Are FSTVL, Looptopia, and Red Bull, and their writing...

Arguing for the Danger – reintroducing risk to the pro festival

Tim Wilson is a Director of VAULT Festival, whose 2017 event runs from January 25 – March 5 and features almost 200 performances. Visit the official website for full programme information and tickets. Groupthink is...

How Healthy is Your Festival?

In 1998 Trish Tucker-May set up Passion 4 Juice as a way of overcoming the problem of finding something healthy to eat at festivals and events. As an expert in nutrition, Trish always found...

Narrative, Theatre and the Changing Festival Experience

Cyrus Bozorgmehr is Head of Communications at Arcadia, the pioneering performing arts and events company. His role at Arcadia spans public relations and the creative development of narratives and themes. His work as a...