Insider Insights

Insider Insights

Six Important Recent Developments in Licensing and the Law

Andy Grimsey is a Partner at the licensing law firm, Poppleston Allen, and since 2004 has acted on behalf of major breweries, late night operators, restaurant chains, developers, and large independents – including festivals. Festivals,...

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...


How to Keep Your Festival’s Data Secure

Darren Gallop is the CEO and co-founder of live event management software firm, Marcato, which specialises in the creation and development of web-based logistics management solutions for live events. Darren and his team serve...

Connecting Coachella

John Shubin is a Director of Business Development at ADRF, in charge of driving sales revenue from carriers, enterprises, and third-party operator customers in the west region of the United States. He has nearly...

The Evolution of the Australian Dance Music Scene

EMC Executive Producer Jane Singo has been involved in the live events industry for almost 25 years, having worked as a dancer, event promoter, manager, and agent before starting work with EMC back in...

Music to Your Ears: Noise Monitoring at Your Event

Julian Spear is a co-founder and director of Symphotech With over 40 years of experience within the events industry, Julian is lead consultant for the company’s production and procurement offering, and a specialist in...

How High Quality Temporary Structures Can Transform Festivals

Neptunus is one of the key players in the high-end temporary structure rental market. Founded in The Netherlands nearly 80 years ago, Neptunus remains a family-owned business, having developed an enviable reputation for innovation,...

If You Want a Greener Festival, Stop Collecting Cigarette Butts

As the sustainability manager of Roskilde Festival, Mikkel Sander is trying to prove that 135,000 drunk youngsters can party for eight days without destroying the world. Roskilde Festival has been non-profit since 1972 and...

Why Fan Engagement is Now More Important Than Ever

Luis Sousa is the Marketing Director at Festicket, the world's largest platform for music festival experiences. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to gather pace, each day represents a step further into the unknown for the...

Angels, Mugs and Onions

Jean Blakey was part of the team that founded Halifax Street Angels in 2005 and has since worked alongside husband Paul on CNI Network and affiliated projects. She and Paul have visited many of...