Bloodstock enlists Showsec for security and crowd management

UK: Crowd management and event security specialist Showsec has been praised for the mouldable, customer-focused approach that has contributed to the success of Bloodstock – the United Kingdom’s largest dedicated heavy metal festival. Founded and...

Serious Stages makes its V Festival debut

UK: Serious Stages continued to expand its client roster by supplying the main stage and ancillary structures to V Festival for the first time from August 20 - 21. V Festival 2016 boasted a...


Latitude appoints new talent buyer

UK: Festival Republic has announced that Natasha Haddad is stepping down from a full time role with the company to a consultancy position after four years with Latitude Festival so that she can spend...

Sonus Festival to host stage at Junction 2

UK: Having recently announced two new stages for Junction 2 2017, organisers have now welcomed Sonus Festival to the UK for the first time ever to host the new main stage at the sophomore...

Music Media, Drugs, How To ‘Go Global’ & Royalties to be focus areas of...

UK: The Great Escape has announced the core themes that will be explored within its 2017 convention, in association with CMU Insights. Taking place over two venues in two days – basically four conferences...

First details unveiled for Brighton Music Conference

UK: Brighton Music Conference has revealed the first panels and speakers for its fourth edition. The two-day conference will take place at Brighton Dome and various venues from April 27 - 28. BMC will welcome...

Spoon, Jessy Lanza and more for Bilbao BBK Live

SPAIN: Bilbao BBK Live has expanded on its line-up for 2017 with Austra, Cage The Elephant, Circa Waves, Jessy Lanza, Spoon, The Orwells, The Lemon Twigs and more. The newly confirmed acts will join...

elrow announces debut festival

SPAIN: Spanish show creators elrow have announced their debut festival edition named elrow Friends & Family, a one-day event set to take place on July 15 at the beachfront location of Salou in Spain. elrow...

The xx to launch Night + Day Festival in Iceland

ICELAND: The xx are set to bring the latest in their highly acclaimed Night + Day series to Iceland this July. Night + Day has travelled from Lisbon to Berlin, and most recently to...

FME gears up for 15th anniversary edition

CANADA: The Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) has released details for its 15th anniversary edition, taking place from August 31 - September 3 in the Canadian city of Rouyn-Noranda. Nearly 70 artists...