The UK Festival Awards 2017 shortlists

The UK Festival Awards – set to host its 14th edition on November 30 at Troxy in London – has revealed all of its shortlists for 2017. They are as follows... The Innovation Award Bearded Theory...

An Interview with Visa at Boardmasters

This year’s partnership between Visa and Boardmasters marked a significant first for each party. For the former, the collaboration amounted to its debut on the UK festival circuit, and for the latter: the first...


An Interview with Second Screen

Niall Green founded the app development company Second Screen in 2014 out of his dissatisfaction with the disconnect between audiences and artists at live events. The platform's primacy of social interactivity over sales prospects...

Boardmasters

In its grand return to two of Newquay’s most idyllic locations from August 9 – 13, Boardmasters’ 12th edition continued to establish the festival as the UK’s preeminent celebration of surf lifestyle and music....

An Interview with DGTL Festival

With international incarnations in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and Tel Aviv, the DGTL Festival brand is widely becoming synonymous with innovation due to its predilection for emerging technology, high-end production, underground electronic music, and...

In Conversation with Cathryn Peach of the Northern Festivals Network

The Northern Festivals Network was conceived in 2014 in collaboration between Just So Festival, Head For The Hills Festival and Kendal Calling, enabled through support from the Arts Council's Strategic Touring Fund. Backed by...

Bluedot

One of the coolest German words that we lack a direct equivalent for is Gesamtkunstwerk, roughly defined as a 'universal work of art'. Distinct from a masterpiece, it instead denotes a piece of work...

An Interview with Milkshake Festival

The LGBT-centric Milkshake Festival will host its sixth edition from July 29 - 30 in Amsterdam’s Westerpark. A vibrant and provocative celebration of both queer culture and cultural heterogeneity, Milkshake 2017 promises to shake...

An Interview with Brandkiss

For the last seven years, the London-based affinity marketing agency Brandkiss has partnered tourist boards with renowned consumer brands for targeted, cross-promotional national campaigns. Having executed hundreds of campaigns for high-profile brands in various...

Sónar Barcelona

Sónar's flagship edition returned to Barcelona from June 14 - 17, boasting over 140 musical performances across nine stages in two distinct and idiosyncratic venues. Furthermore, Sonar +D - the component of the festival...