Festicket names its 2019 ‘festival heroes’

UK: Festicket has compiled a list of its 2019 'festival heroes' – the artists that have appeared at the most festivals in the past year. Belgian DJ and producer Lost Frequencies topped the Festival Heroes...

Sound City partners with CAPLL for talent development programmes

UK: Sound City has announced the 12 participants in its 2020 artist development initiative, which is entitled ‘Launch’. In a brand new partnership with CAPLL and with longterm support from Arts Council England, Launch...


Boomtown aims to plant one million trees

UK: In collaboration with its 2020 charity partner TreeSisters, Boomtown is aiming to plant one million trees this year to help tackle the climate emergency. With growing concern around the climate crisis, the 66,000 capacity event...

Festival Vision:2025 releases second Show Must Go On report

UK: The sustainability initiative, Festival Vision:2025, has released the second edition of its flagship Show Must Go On report, revealing the latest figures, trends and practices surrounding the festival industry's response to the climate crisis. The full...

Rolling Loud launches in Portugal

PORTUGAL: One of the world’s biggest hip-hop festivals, Rolling Loud, will come to Europe for the first time ever this summer and will partner with Event Genius by Festicket, taking advantage of the company’s new end-to-end service. The...

Industry associations offer mental health tool kit for new members

UK: Event industry associations The Association of Event Venues (AEV), The Association of Event Organisers (AEO), and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), have begun to offer the ‘Heads Up’ mental health tool kit...

Event Cement launches new sustainable event management company

UK: Manchester based events agency Event Cement has launched a new division focussed on providing carbon-neutral events. Net Zero Events will offer full event management – for everything from large business events to smaller private...

eps opens new headquarters in Canada

CANADA / GERMANY: eps – purveyor of temporary event flooring and crowd control solutions – has expanded its international operations by opening a new division in Canada. Okan Tombulca, Managing Director of the eps group,...

ILMC reveals 2020 programme

UK: Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have revealed the event's 2020 programme. Spanning the global touring and festival businesses, topics on the ILMC agenda range from ticketing and festivals to greener...

Seventy-four new participants join Keychange initiative

EUROPE: Seventy-four artists and music industry professionals from 12 different countries have been selected by industry and export experts as the future leaders that will take part in the Keychange development programme in 2020,...