Energy Revolution exceeds carbon balancing targets

UK: Carbon emissions from over 13 million travel miles have been balanced with investment in renewable energy by the 50 festivals and 30 suppliers working with live events industry charity Energy Revolution – exceeding...

Nordic Wristbands creates new Can You Festival Grant

FINLAND: Nordic Wristbands has launched the Can You Festival grant to supply fledgling European festivals with the company's access control & accreditation products, aiming to facilitate the rise of new festivals through meaningful financial...


AEG signs up Festicket as official partner for 2020 UK festivals

UK: Festicket and AEG Presents have come together in a partnership that sees Festicket named as an official ticket and exclusive travel package partner for the 2020 edition of All Points East, headlined by Tame...

Event Genius by Festicket sign multi-year deal with Afro Nation

PORTUGAL: Festicket has signed a multi-year primary ticketing deal with Afro Nation, beginning in 2020. The festival, nominated for Best New Festival at the European Festival Awards, is one of a number to sign a...

eps introduces combined entry & emergency exit security gate

GERMANY: eps, the supplier of temporary event flooring and crowd control solutions, has introduced a new security system: the GIGS In/Out (IO) Gate, which delivers an entrance and emergency exit all in one. “Recent international...

Integro rebrands as Tysers

UK: The insurance brokerage and risk management company, Integro Entertainment & Sport, has rebranded and started to trade under the name of its 2018 acquisition, Tysers. Integro’s move to rebrand is part of a wider...

Winners revealed for the UK Festival Awards 2019

UK: The UK Festival Awards revealed its winners for 2019 on December 5, during the 16th annual ceremony at the Troxy in London. Hosted by rapper, comedian and actor, Doc Brown, the industry celebration...

Fiona Measham wins the UKFA’s Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award

UK: The UK Festival Awards has announced that it will present this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award to Professor Fiona Measham. Throughout her 30-year academic career – beginning at King’s College, Cambridge and most recently as...

Parklife generates £13 million pounds worth of economic benefit to Greater Manchester

UK: Following its 10th anniversary edition, Manchester’s Parklife festival has revealed it generated an estimated £13 million pounds worth of economic benefit to Greater Manchester in 2019. A total of £2,727,286.12 was spent by the festival with companies, authorities, shops, freelancers...

AVA Festival & Conference enlists former ADE director Richard Zijlma

UK: AVA Festival has teamed up with former Amsterdam Dance Event director, Richard Zijlma, who will help shape the programme of its upcoming London conference in March 2020. Over the course of six years, AVA...