Insider Insights

Insider Insights

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...


How to Win Stakeholders and Influence Them

Rob Tominey is CEO of Mainstage Festivals, a pioneering festival and travel company. Mainstage started with Snowboxx – now the fastest growing winter festival in Europe – and has since set up Kala Festival...

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...

VIP is Antithetical to Dance Music Culture

Ed Priest is the Events Promo Assistant for Hospitality in the Park, a one-day 'DNB BBQ' festival in London's Finsbury Park whose next edition is set for September 23. Hospitality has cemented itself as...

Why All Festivals Need a Messenger Bot

Thomas Van Orshaegen is the co-founder and CRO at BeatSwitch, the leading festival management software that powers more than 125 festivals worldwide. His passion lies where music, technology, marketing and customer centric problem solving...

The Key Things Investors Look for in the Live Entertainment Sector

Lisa Boden is a partner at Edition Capital. The Edition Capital team has invested over £120m of funds into live entertainment and media businesses over the past 15 years, including the Impresario Festivals portfolio...

The Future Tech of Music Festivals

Marino Fresch is Eventbrite's Marketing Director for the UK and Ireland. He is an experienced online marketer and e-commerce professional with over 15 years' experience defining marketing and web strategies, and executing strong online...

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...

How Can Big Festivals Better Serve Small Bands?

John Bownas is Editor-in-Chief at VirtualFestivals.com and has been a lead contributor to the site since it started in 1999. During that time he also helped establish the foundation of the UK Festival Awards....