Bestival Part II

UK: In our second and final instalment of this year’s Bestival coverage, we discuss the ways some of the festival’s sponsors integrated their brands - from concept-driven paint parties to a gig atop a...

The European Festival Market Report 2014

EUROPE: Ahead of the European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Nooderslag in Groningen (NL) next week, the former has released the European Festival Market Report for 2014. The data comes courtesy of the 2014 European...


Cream and We Are FSTVL team up for We Are WHSE

UK: UK Festival Award-winning promoters Cream and We Are FSTVL have announced that they have joined forces to present We Are WHSE, provisionally set to take place this Autumn / Winter. We Are...

Nozstock announces non-musical programme

UK: Nozstock has just announced its vibrant and diverse collection of arts, theatre, performance, workshops and food and drink highlights taking place this summer, as the festival enters its 17th year in July. Set on...

PlayPass secures €1.9 million capital funding from Newion Investments

WORLDWIDE: PlayPass, a global market leader in RFID and cashless payment technology for the live events industry, has secured €1.9 million in its latest round of capital funding. Since being founded in 2012, the award...

Star Events supplies X Stage to All Points East

UK: Star Events’ X Stage highlighted the creativity at AEG Presents’ first All Points East festival in Victoria Park from May 25 - 27, where sets from LCD Soundsystem, The XX and Bjork drew...

Latest Greener Event & Festival Award winners announced at GEI10

UK: A Greener Festival has revealed the latest recipients of its Greener Festival Awards and Greener Events Awards. The Greener Festival Awards, a scheme led by A Greener Festival, have operated since 2007, and...

Uno Village’s new open-air venue in Malta to host festivals this summer

MALTA: Uno Village in Malta has been acquired by the 356 Entertainment Group, an experienced team that hopes to 'return it to its former glory in 2016 and beyond'. From Solomun to Bob Sinclar,...

SSE Hire explains why the Yamaha CL5 is its festival choice

UK: As UK sound company SSE Hire returned from a weekend of hard rock and heavy metal at Download Festival, Project Manager Dan Bennett confirmed that the Yamaha CL5 is now SSE’s console...

Bordeaux Wine Festival marks 10th anniversary with Intellitix

FRANCE: This year’s Bordeaux Wine Festival has entrusted event technology specialist, Intellitix, to deliver innovative Tasting Passes embedded with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips at the prestigious wine festival, set to take place from...