Nicolas Winding Refn to collaborate with Black Deer Festival

UK: Black Deer Festival has joined forces with Nicolas Winding Refn – the director responsible for Bronson, Drive, and The Neon Demon – to bring a unique cinematic experience to the festival this summer,...

Lightning risk adds to music festival woes

UK: The international delivery expert ParcelHero is warning that many festivals risk being cancelled by the latest blow to hit the festival scene: an increasingly torrential summer. One festivalgoer has already been killed by...


Boat parties announced for Lost & Found

CROATIA: Having announced its return to Malta for a second edition, Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival has announced the line-ups for its 2016 pool party schedule. Featuring a range of artists from the...

Camp Bestival takes a walk on the wild side

UK: Attendees were excited about Camp Bestival once again this year, and Showsec has received recognition for their part in the occasion, even from many of the children who revelled in all the fun...

Timber Festival granted ID&C’s festival bursary

UK: ID&C, the provider of security wristbands for festivals and live events, has announced Timber Festival as the winner of its 2019 Grass Roots Festival Bursary and recipient of the £2500 grant. The Timber Festival...

Mariana Sanchotene named as new Director of Amsterdam Dance Event

NETHERLANDS: As of October 1, Mariana Sanchotene will be the new Director of the Amsterdam Dance Event foundation. She succeeds Richard Zijlma, who together with Buma Cultuur director Frank Helmink, is still responsible for...

Dick Tee to receive UK Festival Awards’ Outstanding Contribution accolade

UK: The UK Festival Awards – whose 13th edition takes place on November 28 at The Roundhouse in London – has announced that the recipient of this year's Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award will...

Newsubstance’s Spectra lights up Coachella

USA: This year's Coachella commissioned the UK based studio Newsubstance to produce an art installation entitled 'Spectra' - a seven-storey pavilion that allowed festivalgoers to climb through spirals of colour and gain unprecedented views...

AVA Festival & Conference enlists former ADE director Richard Zijlma

UK: AVA Festival has teamed up with former Amsterdam Dance Event director, Richard Zijlma, who will help shape the programme of its upcoming London conference in March 2020. Over the course of six years, AVA...

Forecastle Festival to offset carbon emissions with clean energy

USA: Forecastle Festival, a three-day celebration of music, art and activism, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary from July 14 - 16 in Louisville's Waterfront Park, and will again partner with Arcadia Power to...