Victorious – A Value Festival With Values

After growing out of its original site at Portsmouth’s naval dockyard, Victorious Festival is firmly anchored on Southsea’s seafront. We caught up with founder, James Ralls to chart the journey through growth, acquisition and...

Woo Yeah! The Award-winning Small Festival Making a Big Contribution.

When Worcester local, John Simons, received a grave cancer diagnosis, his family’s worlds were rocked. In the short time they had with him the local hospice, St Richards, provided an oasis where they could...


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...

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...

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...

DHP Family and Beat the Streets, Fighting Homelessness.

On Thursday, March 30 a legend in the Nottingham live music scene, George Akins Snr, passed away, aged 94. A prominent businessman and property developer, his many achievements included founding Rock City in 1980,...

We Invented the Weekend – Bold Claim and New Festival for Salford.

We Invented the Weekend, a brand new festival, based in Salford, with a bold claim within its name and, as co-founder Wayne Hemingway MBE points out “If you're going to claim that a place...

EXIT Partners with NFT-TiX for Multi-Year Collaboration After UK Festival Awards Innovation Win

After receiving an award for Best Innovation at the U.K  Festival Awards, EXIT has entered into a multi-year collaboration with ticketing platform NFT-TiX for its upcoming festivals and events. Last July, EXIT, a multiple...

help me Angela on a Mission to Make People Feel Safer

At the recent Night Time Industry Summit, we met up with the good people at help me Angela, an organisation with a mission to enhance personal safety. Using a suite of tools that sit...

From Beach Bar to Festivals, Growing Tunes in the Sand.

From Beach Bar to Festivals, Growing Tunes in the Sand. Becoming a festival owner wasn’t exactly Tommy Job’s destiny, but his dad, Bob's acquisition of a beach bar near home on Cornwall back in the...