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Winner Profile: Altitude Comedy Festival

What does it take to win Best Overseas Festival at the UK Festival Awards? The simple answer is votes, not the most votes, it’s all about the proportion of your audience that feels like...

Towersey: 60 Years of the Family Family Festival

60 years under the stewardship of the same family, Towersey is unique before you start to think about the site, the audience or the line-up. Originally organised by Denis Manners and his friends, handed...


From Club Nights to the Festival  – The Access Story.

Will Darley’s a few minutes late for our online meeting, a Safety Advisory Group(SAG) meeting had gone on a little longer than expected but it went well, which is not always the...

Bluedot: Behind the Award Winning Line-Up

The award for best line-up of 2022 at the UK Festival Awards went to Bluedot, which fuses music, science, arts and culture to deliver an intriguing blend in a unique environment. We got together...

Help to Stamp Out Spiking This Summer

Anti-spiking charity, Stamp Out Spiking is set to mark the third anniversary of International Stamp Out Spiking Day on 15th July, with partners and supporters across the world will voicing their unwavering defiance –...

James Dean Events – Cider, Sausages and the Road to Success

The world is full of rags to riches stories, but in the world of festivals, there are perhaps more stories of fortunes heading the other direction. As the classic gag goes, if...

Accreditation needs Sustainable Suppliers, Not Just Sustainable Products 

With event organisers on a mission to become more sustainable. We asked ID&C and Identilam about the moves they are making to help them reduce their environmental impact while reducing waste going to landfill.   Elle...

Cellar Door Moon Crow – Festivals from a grassroots band perspective.

Download gave us the opportunity to chat with Cellar Door Moon Crow about 2022, all it has brought so far and the importance of festivals to grassroots bands looking to grow their...

Fast and Loose, The Rapid Rise of LooseFest.

LooseFest should have been a simple tale of brand extension, had it not been for a few curve balls pitched along the way. But, with a dedicated team, loyal fans and support from a...

NTIA Launch Campaign to Reduce Hearing Loss

To mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, the NTIA are pleased to announce the partnership with the “Make Listening Safe” Campaign in the UK, an initiative of the World Health Organisation to increase the awareness of...