PlayPass launch UK division following overseas cashless success

UK: European RFID solutions provider PlayPass has recruited Festival Awards founder Steve Jenner and Live Music Consultant Howard Monk to lead its expansion into the UK market. The appointments follow a breakthrough year for...

Isle of Wight Festival teams up with Pure Evil for Nordoff Robbins charity drive

UK: In celebration of its 40th Birthday, music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has teamed up with acclaimed street artist Pure Evil and the Isle of Wight Festival to launch a new music and art...


Action Bronson, The New Pornographers and More for NXNE

CANADA: North by Northeast (NXNE) - set to take place from June 17 - 21 in Toronto - has announced the first round of its music programming for 2015. NXNE Music has confirmed performances...

DJ booking platform AGNT launches on desktop and iOS devices

USA: AGNT, a new desktop platform and iOS app that connects DJs and organisers in a complete end-to-end process, recently launched at the EDMbiz Conference and Expo. Built by EDM industry pros Mike Henderson,...

Carl Cox, Sven Vath and more for Kappa FuturFestival

ITALY: Kappa FuturFestival is set to return for its sixth edition from July 8 - 9 in Turin. Already recognised as one of the most successful techno gatherings in Europe, 2017's edition of the...

Friends of Finsbury Park formally opposes Wireless Festival application

UK: The London-based charity Friends of Finsbury Park has issued a formal objection to Wireless Festival's 2016 application. The letter presented by FOFP alleges that last year's Wireless – which attracted 50,000 attendees from...

Teresa Moore becomes director of A Greener Festival

UK: A Greener Festival is celebrating 10 years since the launch of its groundbreaking research to help festivals become more sustainable. Following the relaunch of the Greener Festival Awards in January, to mark this...

Kings of Leon and Duran Duran to headline Gibraltar Music Festival

GIBRALTAR: Bringing some of the world’s biggest live acts to Gibraltar each year, GMF will return from September 5 - 6, promising its biggest line-up to date in the picturesque and intimate surroundings of...