Trade body urges festival organisers to take action on gas abuse

UK: The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has appealed to festival organisers to take a robust stance against gas abuse. The national trade body is calling on festival organisers to prevent Nitrous Oxide getting...

Eurosonic Noorderslag to spotlight Czech and Slovakian talent in 2019

NETHERLANDS: Eurosonic Noorderslag has announced that its next edition will shine a spotlight on the emerging music scenes of both Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Working in close cooperation with Pohoda Festival CEO Michal...


StubHub to expand into 47 markets with the acquisition of Ticketbis

USA: eBay has announced an agreement to acquire Ticketbis, an international ticket marketplace with a presence in 47 countries. Ticketbis will become part of eBay’s StubHub business, the largest ticket marketplace in the US....

Bratz surveys family attitudes towards festivals

UK: A survey undertaken by iconic fashion doll manufacturer Bratz has discovered that seven out of 10 parents are keen to head to a festival with their kids instead of on a traditional summer...

Colour Sound shines at Barn on the Farm

UK: Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting equipment to creative visual design specialist MIRRAD for three stages at the 2016 Barn on the Farm festival, staged in the pastoral site of Over Farm just outside...

Danny Wimmer Presents partners with Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs

USA: Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP), one of the largest independent music festival producers in the United States, has announced a brand partnership with Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs. With this initiative, DWP aims to give back...

Robe BMFLs rock Roskilde Arena

DENMARK: Customer service is a core value for any lighting designer visiting the 17,000 capacity Arena Stage at Roskilde Festival, one of Europe’s leading music events, and this year production lighting designer Sune Verdier...

MLA helps pave the way for Road to Ultra

HONG KONG: Back in 2012, Ultra Worldwide, producers of the award-winning Ultra Music Festival in Miami, launched a new event concept appropriately named ‘Road to Ultra’. Incorporating cutting-edge production values, the journey unfolded through...

AFO Conference to take place November 11 – 13

If you work in the events industry you will know that the world of festivals is a complex one. But that’s where the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) can help. The AFO is an...

New festival Labyrinth Open to debut in Croatia next July

CROATIA: Brand new for 2017, Labyrinth Open will launch on the sun-drenched shores of the Adriatic Sea in Omiš, Croatia next July. Offering four days of music as well as a conference set-up that...