Rigging industry successfully trials Live Events Trailblazer Apprenticeship

UK: Rigging industry experts from across the UK joined forces at Birmingham’s’ Barclaycard Arena to trial the Trailblazer Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship assessment on June 29. The Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship, part of the governments’...

Festivals Edinburgh publishes report detailing impact of Edinburgh’s festivals

UK: Independent research published in late July confirms the huge contribution that Edinburgh’s festivals make to the quality of life, international reputation and economic vitality of Edinburgh and Scotland at large. The latest in the...


Simple Things announces weeklong EXT. programme

UK: Simple Things Festival has announced Simple Things EXT. – an extended programme of unique performances, talks and art installations supported by Arts Council England in the week preceding the main festival. From October 17...

Rise Festival to return this December

FRANCE: Snow & music festival Rise has confirmed a myriad of talent and partners for 2016 including Kano, Seth Troxler, Metrik and Bondax along with Rinse FM, Ibiza Rocks, Hospitality and more. Taking over...

The Ticket Factory says industry must clean up its act or risk losing consumer...

UK: This week saw The Culture, Media and Sport Committee meet for a one-off evidence session into ticket touts and the problem of using software to harvest tickets from primary sellers' online sites and...

The Human League to play exclusive show as part of Liverpool Sound City

UK: Immediately preceding the 10th anniversary of Liverpool Sound City, the festival's promoters are hosting two satellite shows at Liverpool Waters, headlined by John Cale & Guests, and The Human League. In an exclusive...

Rae Sremmurd, Sean Paul and Krept & Konan confirmed for Fresh Island

CROATIA: Fresh Island has revealed another round of names for its next edition in Croatia this summer, including headliner and 'Black Beatles' duo Rae Sremmurd along with Sean Paul and UK MCs Krept &...

High-flying festivities to mark the FEQ’s 50th anniversary

CANADA: The Festival d’été de Québec is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 with an array of unique activities and entertainment, from a monumental retrospective exhibition to three original street performance shows. "We want to...

Ultra eyes 20th anniversary after another sell-out edition

USA: The sold out 19th edition of Ultra occurred this past weekend at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Future, Louis Tomlinson, Alessia Cara, Kygo, 2 Chainz and Lil Jon were just a few of...

The Association of Festival Organisers reveals details for AFO Conference 2017

UK: The Association of Festival Organisers has announced the details for this year's AFO Conference, set to take place from November 10 - 12 at Ettington Chase Conference Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Steve Heap, General Secretary...