Boardmasters reveals dates for 2018

UK: Following this summer’s bigger-than-ever, sold-out Boardmasters, the Cornish surf and music festival has revealed that it will return to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay from August 8 - 13 2018. This year,...

Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold to headline Download

UK: Download Festival has unveiled Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold as two of the three headliners for its 2018 edition, set to take place from June 8 – 10 in Donington Park, Leicestershire. No stranger...


Gaywise Festival

UK: Not that they’re required to be, but it’s rare that festivals are concerned with anything beyond purveying good vibes and raking in inordinate amounts of dollar. Environmentalist initiatives are becoming increasingly common,...

ID&C launches eco-friendly wristbands

UK: ID&C, the UK-based provider of wristbands and lanyards, is now selling eco-friendly wristbands in response to an increasing demand from customers. The bands are made out of recycled plastic bottles, which offer a...

BitTicket launches blockchain ticketing solution and campaign to end industrial touting

UK: In one of the first real world applications of Blockchain technology, BitTicket aims to put an end to the large scale ticket touting scandal plaguing the live events industry. On launch it has...

Eighth Plate food waste scheme rises from the flames of Arcadia London

UK: The festival food waste scheme, Eighth Plate, returned after a two-year hiatus on the first May bank holiday weekend at the Arcadia London Spectacular. From May 4 - 6, staff from the Nationwide...

COPTRZ launches drone detection system for the events industry

UK: COPTRZ, the commercial drone solution provider, has announced the launch of a complete turnkey drone detection solution, designed to provide protection to events from the threat of drones. Launched in partnership with DJI and...

MelodyVR virtually transports fans to performances with their favourite artists

UK: When MelodyVR launches later this year fans will be able to experience performances by their favourite artists remotely via virtual reality headsets. MelodyVR’s diverse catalogue of content has been curated to ensure that...

Portugal to be showcase nation at next year’s Eurosonic Noorderslag

NETHERLANDS / PORTUGAL: In January 2017, Portugal will be the Country Focus at Europe's biggest professional conference and showcase festival: Eurosonic Noorderslag. The musical programme of Eurosonic 2017 will therefore feature an exponentially higher presentation...

PlayPass announces summer cashless partnerships

UK: PlayPass' latest collaboration with PayPal saw the successful deployment of cashless payments at Amsterdam Open Air Festival, making it the second year the RFID specialist made the event fully cashless. This time round,...