The European Festival Market Report 2014

EUROPE: Ahead of the European Festival Awards and Eurosonic Nooderslag in Groningen (NL) next week, the former has released the European Festival Market Report for 2014. The data comes courtesy of the 2014 European...

An Interview With Definitive Event Policing

If it weren't for security services, festivals would be the perfect microcosm for demonstrating exactly why Anarchist utopias wouldn't work. Taking thousands of try-hard teenagers away from the panopticon of parental supervision and placing...


An Interview With Pure Groove Sound Systems

Despite the music ostensibly remaining the primary reason most people attend music festivals, there's often a painful lack of attention given to the quality of onsite sound systems. This is especially true for large...

Amsterdam Dance Event Part II

NETHERLANDS: Between throwing morally reprehensible shapes to Nosaj Thing in Melkweg, discovering that Dutch diets consist solely of toasties, loping through the Red Light District stealing eye contact from prostitutes, and winning the ADE...

An Interview with Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of ideas, music and light set in the titular Australian city, and encompasses creative industry forums, a cutting-edge contemporary music programme, and myriad light sculptures and installations. The...

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...

Anti Loo Roll Festival drops next event date after debut success

 A further addition to the ‘launched in 2021’ file is the cheekily named ‘Anti Loo Roll Festival’ which saw more than 4,000 guests flock to Lower Castle Park, Colchester in September 2021 and...

Serious Ambition Sets the Stage

Production People Profiled The business of temporary outdoor staging can be seen as a bit, well, temporary to some, what with the seasonal nature of outdoor events. It’s certainly what Abbey Thomas found when she...

An Interview With Architects of Air

UK: Although it makes up a relatively small portion of the company’s remit, Architects of Air’s presence at festivals provides punters with a reprieve from 360 degrees of bodies and noise. Their ‘luminaria’ are...

In Conversation with Marcel Mingers of Extrema Outdoor

Marcel Mingers started promoting both indoor and outdoor house events around The Netherlands in 1992, shortly after being 'infected' by the genre's ascendancy in Belgium. In 1996 he took the leap into festival promotion...