RG Jones and MLA add Sunfall to London’s festival map

UK: In a crowded festival season, trying to establish a new concept within a relatively untested site in central London can prove hazardous. But in initiating the new Sunfall Festival at Brockwell Park promoters...

Festival sector protests potential application of business rates to event sites

UK: On June 16, UK Music - the campaigning and lobbying group for the live and recorded music industries - published 'Wish You Were Here', a report elucidating the economic impact of 'music tourism'...


Derrick May, Nina Kraviz and more for Movement Torino

ITALY: Movement Torino Music Festival has announced the line-up for its tenth edition, set to elevate several locations into contemporary electronic music venues from October 24 - November 1. The world famous techno gathering promises...

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

UK: Small to medium-sized festivals in the UK now have the chance to receive a £2500 bursary courtesy of security wristband and lanyard suppliers, ID&C. Each year, The Grass Roots Festival Bursary awards one fledging...

Liverpool Disco Festival to return in May

UK: Following last October’s successful debut edition, Liverpool Disco Festival has announced that it will return on May 6. The event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Southport Weekender, which along with Hustle and...

Void Acoustics returns for Outlook and Dimensions festivals

CROATIA: The ninth instalments of the Outlook and Dimensions festivals will take place over the last weeks of August in Pula, Croatia. The two festivals have become major highlights in the European summer calendar...

Kasabian, Flume and more for Reading & Leeds

UK: Reading & Leeds Festival has added Kasabian as the second headliner for this year’s twin events, respectively taking place from 25 – 27 August at Richfield Avenue, Reading, and Bramham Park, Leeds. Kasabian...

Gorilla Events pledges to axe plastic straws from its events

UK: Gorilla Events has committed to axe plastic straws at its events, in line with the Evening Standard's Last Straw Campaign. Cutting approximately 200,000 plastic straws per year out of circulation, Gorilla will favour...

Arena Group appoints new Chief Operating Officer

UK: As part of the company’s commitment to ongoing expansion, Arena Group has welcomed John Farrell to the senior management team as the new Group COO. Arena Group continues to grow both organically and through...

Creamfields unveils new hospitality packages

UK: Creamfields has released details of next year's hospitality packages. New for 2016, the two-tiered system will offer the more discerning festivalgoer the opportunity to enjoy extras such as luxury camping, 'proper' toilets, hot...