AVA Belfast announces conference line-up

UK: AVA Festival has announced the first wave of names for its free conference programme on May 31 at Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre. Heading back to its home city for its fifth anniversary, AVA...

Powerful Thinking calls for sustainable power suppliers

UK: In 2017, Powerful Thinking launched
 the Sustainable Power Supplier programme – an online resource for event organisers that connects innovative suppliers with a growing community of festivals committed to smart energy management. The...


Skiddle expands to new London office

UK: Skiddle has invested in new office space in London following a record year of growth. The new premises will be staffed by a dedicated London team, hired specifically to focus on growth in...

PlayPass confirms more cashless UK festivals and extends capabilities

UK: PlayPass has announced a number of festival partnerships for 2019, including the 10,000-capacity Lakefest, the three single-day Smoked & Uncut festivals, and the inaugural London Dessert Festival. Others already confirmed to make their cashless...

Absen supplies LED screens to Chile’s Viña del Mar International Song Festival

CHILE: Considered ‘the largest Latin event in the world’, the Viña del Mar International Song Festival has been held annually during the third week of February in Viña del Mar, Chile. Started in 1960,...

Festival Live summit announced for festival & live events sector

UK: Festival Live, a new B2B summit dedicated to the festival and live event sector, will host its first edition from May 10 - 11 at the Brighton Centre in East Sussex. Showing the...

Malasimbo marks ninth year with new site and Funktion-One sound

PHILIPPINES: The latest edition of Malasimbo festival presented a mixed programme of music, arts and culture from March 1 - 2, and featured Funktion-One sound throughout its 5,000-capacity site. Its organiser Miro Grgic takes...

The Ticket Factory wins at Outstanding Attitude Awards

UK: The Ticket Factory has won the ‘Ticketing Without Barriers Award – Ticketing / Tech Company’ at the Outstanding Attitude Awards 2019. The Outstanding Attitude Awards, run by disability focused charity Attitude is Everything,...

PlayPass appoints Steve Jenner as UK Managing Director and confirms more cashless festivals

UK: PlayPass has strengthened its UK operations to address intensifying demand for its award-winning NFC technology, promoting Steve Jenner to the role of Managing Director for the UK and Ireland. Jenner, who joined the...

Coda Agency and AGF launch Green Artist Rider

UK: In response to growing interest and requests from its artists, Coda Agency has partnered with A Greener Festival to provide a Green Artist Rider. The Green Artist Rider has been developed to assist...