Event Genius Pay to make debut in Americas

USA: Festicket’s cashless RFID POS system, Event Genius Pay, will make its debut on the American continent with back-to-back music festivals in March 2020. Fans at SXM Festival, Saint Martin and Afro Nation Puerto Rico will enjoy...

Green Events & Innovations Conference reveals full agenda

UK: The Green Events & Innovations Conference has revealed the full agenda for its upcoming 12th edition on March 3. Organised by A Greener Festival in partnership with the ILMC, GEI12 delves into challenges surrounding festivals...


ESSA hosts first mental health workshops

UK: The Event Supplier and Services Association’s Future Focus Board has announced the completion of its first round of mental health workshops. Delivered in partnership with Stress Matters – a Mental Health First Aid approved...

Continest UK launches with foldable containers

UK: Continest UK has launched its new range of award-winning foldable container units for events, which claim to offer event organisers an 80% cost-cut on logistics and storage, as well as a similar reduction...

Shambala awards three-year contract to Gorilla UK

UK: Shambala Festival has awarded Gorilla UK a three-year contract for the design, installation and removal its bridges, security towers and site structures – including marquee facades and DJ towers. Production Manager Christine Dent from Shambala's...

Latitude launches 2020 ‘Art Caravan’ competition

UK: After its debut in 2019, Latitude Festival’s Art Caravan competition will return in 2020. Latitude has once again teamed up with Will Hardie, the craftsman behind Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year to offer several designers grants...

Festicket names its 2019 ‘festival heroes’

UK: Festicket has compiled a list of its 2019 'festival heroes' – the artists that have appeared at the most festivals in the past year. Belgian DJ and producer Lost Frequencies topped the Festival Heroes...

Sound City partners with CAPLL for talent development programmes

UK: Sound City has announced the 12 participants in its 2020 artist development initiative, Launch. As part of a brand new partnership with CAPLL and with longterm support from Arts Council England, Launch will help...

Boomtown aims to plant one million trees

UK: In collaboration with its 2020 charity partner TreeSisters, Boomtown is aiming to plant one million trees this year to help tackle the climate emergency. With growing concern around the climate crisis, the 66,000 capacity event...

Festival Vision:2025 releases second Show Must Go On report

UK: The sustainability initiative, Festival Vision:2025, has released the second edition of its flagship Show Must Go On report, revealing the latest figures, trends and practices surrounding the festival industry's response to the climate crisis. The full...