Boomtown Fair raises over £116,303 for charity

UK: Hampshire’s Boomtown Fair has raised a record breaking £116,303 for charity in 2017, with £32,000 going directly to charities and projects in its local area. The 60,000 capacity event that attracts attendees, musicians and...

Mojo Barriers US appoints new Vice President

USA: Mojo Barriers' US office has appointed Dan Gormley as Vice President, joining fellow US Vice President Jordi van Berkum. Gormley said: “I am delighted to be joining Mojo Barriers as the company prepares to...


Verve (FKA StreetTeam) raises $18.5 million in funding

UK: Verve, the world’s leading word of mouth sales software for live entertainment, has closed a $18.5 million funding round led by Draper Esprit, and including former investors, Kindred, Frontline Ventures, and Backed. Co-founded by...

New Star Events’ Orbit cements Concrete & Grass

CHINA: Star Events introduced a 22m Orbit and two V-towers to the Chinese market in September, providing the Main Stage and support structures at Concrete & Grass, a two-day music festival in Shanghai. Star...

Junction 2 to return in 2018

UK: The acclaimed techno festival Junction 2 has announced that its third edition will take place on June 9 2018. Following the sold-out second edition, Junction 2 has carved-out a niche as one of...

Eurosonic Noorderslag confirms second wave of acts

NETHERLANDS: The emerging talent festival Eurosonic Noorderslag has released its second wave of acts, putting the spotlight on musical talent from Denmark, the focus country for the 32nd edition of the festival. The 15...

Reading Festival awarded Gold Standard for disabled audiences and artists

UK: Attitude is Everything, the UK’s leading authority on live music accessibility for deaf and disabled people, has awarded Reading Festival Gold Status on its Charter of Best Practice – recognising the event’s long-term...

HowTheLightGetsIn confirms key speakers for 2018

UK: HowTheLightGetsIn – the world’s largest philosophy and music festival – has announced the first wave of speakers for its next edition, taking place from May 25 – 28 2018 in Hay-on-Wye. Heading the speakers...

European Festival Awards to return on January 17 2018

The European Festival Awards will return for its ninth edition on January 17 at De Oosterpoort in Groningen, The Netherlands. The ceremony will once again take place on the opening night of Eurosonic Noorderslag,...

Skiddle to host its next Social on October 11

UK: Skiddle has extended an invite to festival organisers for its next Skiddle Social on Wednesday October 11 at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen in London. The event will be festival focused, with an...