City Showcase launches fan nomination scheme

City Showcase, the year-round music festival promoting the talent of the future, has today launched a talent search for 2011 and is inviting music lovers to shape the bill for its centre-piece event, Spotlight...


VIDEO: Should Non-Ticketed Events Be Banned?

Watch the debate on whether non-ticketed events should be banned at the UK Festival Conference The Love Parade disaster was a tragic example of the dangers presented by non-ticketed music events, but there is...

VIDEO: Making Your Festival More Profitable

With budgets being squeezed, find out how to make your festival more profitable through this session at the UK Festival Conference. Running a festival is a fun - but risky - business, not least due...

VIDEO: Dispatches From the Field

Watch the Dispatched from the Field session at the UK Festival Conference. Part of the joy of festivals is their unpredictability. From hurricanes and heatwaves, to riots and revelry, we all have a festival tale...

VIDEO: Best Practice for Leveraging Brand Activity at Festivals

Watch the Best Practice for Leveraging Brand Activity at Festivals session at the UK Festival Conference Walking the fine line of festival brand activity is fraught with disaster. Too much intrusion and you'll leave the...

VIDEO: Battle of the Bands

See the Battle of the Bands session at the UK Festival Conference. While tens of thousands of aspiring wannabes worldwide are constantly locked in battles for prizes and profile, there’s a maelstrom of conflicts taking...

VIDEO: The Crime Busters

See the latest thinking on tackling crime at festivals from the UK Festival Conference Although festivals have exemplary crime rates, compared with communities of the same size, large crowds of young people enjoying themselves are...

Festival Awards Ltd appoints James Drury as MD

Festival Awards Ltd, the independent company that owns and runs the UK Festival Conference & Awards, has appointed former Audience magazine News Editor, James Drury, to the newly created post of Managing Director. James will...

UK Festival Market Report 2009

A study of the habits of thousands of festival-goers from across the UK