Five Benefits of Onsite Training and Support

Frazer Grant is the CEO of EDCO Event Diligence. Grant and his team have been working with event professionals and their teams for over 10 years, providing professional support and engaging training across the...

Fatal Mistakes and How Best to Avoid Them

Steve Kearney is one of the live event industry’s leading Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners. Starting his career as a roadie for The Clash, he worked on subsequent rock tours, becoming increasingly interested and...


The Bearded Theory Festival School – Education Without Walls

Since its first edition 10 years ago, Sally Booth has held various roles with Bearded Theory Festival – from site manager to artist liaison and PR. As a qualified lecturer, Booth currently spearheads Bearded...

Making the Most of Special Effects

Shaun Barnett is the owner and Managing Director of Quantum Special Effects, one of the UK's leading special effects companies. With over 60 years combined experience, Shaun and his team design, build and supply...

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...

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...

The Importance of Great Backstage Catering

Mary Shelley-Smith is the Global Operations Director of Eat to the Beat – an artist, production, and crew catering business specialising in backstage catering services for the music, entertainment, film, and TV industries. Part...

Event Welfare: more than just ‘the drugs tent’

Corinne Lane is the Senior Co-ordinator of the National Event Welfare Service. The service was formed in 1995, and provides welfare support to events large and small across the UK. Corinne is a qualified...

[Infographic] Music Tourism in 2016, and What to Expect for 2017

Zack Sabban is the CEO and co-founder of Festicket. Festicket has been working with more than 1000 festivals for over three years and is the travel partner of choice for Primavera Sound, Isle Of...

Why This Year’s Festival Headliner Should be LED

Tom Wilkes is the Business Development Manager at White Light, where he works closely with lighting designers, manufacturers and end users. His position has enabled White Light to form a partnership with the AIF...