Field Day announces partnership with Central Saint Martins

UK: Field Day and the London based art school Central Saint Martins have announced their new collaboration for 2016. Central Saint Martins will be running a number of different projects on the Field Day...

Shanghai’s Infinity Summer Festival uses high end gear from the Laserworld Group

CHINA: The inaugural Infinity Summer Festival took place on August 8 in Shanghai, constituting the first interactive carnival-themed music festival in the city. The music offerings were mostly EDM-oriented, with an abundance of house...


Gottwood to co-host Refugee Crisis fundraiser

UK: Gottwood Festival is teaming up with Freerotation and Field Maneuvres Festival for a special one-off Refugee Crisis fundraising event on Saturday November 14 at the Bussey building in Peckham. Nicolas Lutz, Archie Hamilton, Tony...

A Greener Festival Reveals This Year’s Award Winners

UK: The final list of A Greener Festival 2014 award winners has been released, acknowledging events taking part in the scheme for their efforts and successes in promoting and implementing sustainable practices in 2014....

Skiddle’s F100 – Unlocking the issues at the heart of festival promoters

In previous instances of Festival Insights we’ve caught up with some of the things UK ticketing website Skiddle can offer to the festival industry at large. These have involved utilising their Festival Guide, the...

DirectOut facilitates audio transmission from Rock am Ring and Southside festivals

GERMANY: Approximately 90,000 people descended on Rock am Ring in Mendig last month for the festival’s 30th anniversary in a brand new location. Attendances hit record levels over the festival's three days, which...

Showsec helps Common People make a strong first impression

UK: Common People, the newly-launched festival from the UK Festival Award-winning Bestival and Camp Bestival organisers, proved to be a major success with 25,000 music lovers flocking to Southampton Common on each of its...

JBL helps Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival overcome the elements

USA: Palmetto Soundworks recently deployed JBL VTX Series line arrays to provide live sound at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. Located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the three-day festival was inundated...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Reading & Leeds

UK: Reading & Leeds have announced Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliners for 2016, in their only UK festival performance of the summer. Also included in the announcement are The 1975, DJ...

British audio experts Bowers & Wilkins return to WOMAD 2015

UK: Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio innovator, will return to WOMAD 2015 with its genre-defining ‘Sound System’ that reportedly delivers Hi-Fi quality sound in a festival environment. After a successful debut last year, Bowers...