Powerful Thinking launches Industry Green Survey; results to be revealed at UK Festival Conference

UK: Powerful Thinking has launched the Industry Green Survey 2016, helping to track industry progress and shape support for all festivals to move towards more sustainable practices. Those surveyed are entered into a raffle...

Lana Del Rey, The xx and more for Flow Festival

FINLAND: Flow Festival, set to take place at Suvilahti in Helsinki from August 11 - 13, has revealed the first names to grace its 2017 edition. The festival will once again feature many of today’s...


Full Fat crowned Best PR Company at the Festival Supplier Awards

UK: On January 26 at the Hurlingham Club, London, Full Fat PR was crowned winner of ‘Best PR Campaign’ at the Festival Supplier Awards 2017. The agency was bestowed the honour for its campaign...

This year’s Secret Garden Party to be the last

UK: The multi award-winning Secret Garden Party has announced that this year’s event, set to take place from July 20 - 23, will be the final instalment in its illustrious 15-year tenure as one...

MelodyVR and Universal Music Group to produce virtual reality music experiences

WORLDWIDE: MelodyVR and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced an agreement to co-produce and distribute virtual reality music experiences that will be available on MelodyVR, featuring artists from Universal Music’s substantial roster. Ranging from sell-out...

Afropunk to return to London this July

UK: Afropunk London has announced the majority of the programme for its sophomore UK edition. Set to take place from July 22 - 23 at The Printworks, the Afrocentric festival will encompass grime, punk,...

DJ Edu, Andy Kershaw and Esa Williams for Africa Oyé

UK: Africa Oyé is set to welcome back a host of familiar faces to DJ at its 25th Anniversary festival in June. Main stage duties will be taken up by Oyé regulars, BBC 1Xtra star...

Arribar! wins Glastonbury contract for ninth year

UK: Arribar!, part of the Eventist Group, has won its ninth contract with Glastonbury Festival and will return to Worthy Farm with two themed bars: The Chameleon and Rock the Kasbah. The bars, located...

AIF announces return; tickets now on-sale

UK: The Association of Independent Festivals has announced that its annual flagship event, the Festival Congress, will return to Cardiff for its fourth year in October. Selling out every year since its inception, this...

Avolites Arena takes top spot at River Stage Weekends

UK: The latest lighting console from British lighting and video control manufacturer Avolites was used to control the versatile lighting rig on the National Theatre's River Stage Festival on London's South Bank this August. A...