Bestival Part II

UK: In our second and final instalment of this year’s Bestival coverage, we discuss the ways some of the festival’s sponsors integrated their brands - from concept-driven paint parties to a gig atop a...

Better Entertainment Weather Around the World

The story is all too common. It begins with an average festival morning; stages are prepped and the crew loads in their equipment. Trucks roll in and out backstage, while food carts, beer stations...


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...

Lovebox

Lovebox celebrated its 12th year as a two-day festival at London's Victoria Park this July, and featured performances from the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem, Australian electronica sensation Chet Faker, and hip-hop super duo Run...

An Interview with Beat-Herder

Beat-Herder will return to Lancashire from July 14 – 16, once again aiming to unite the tribes of contemporary dance music via its presentation of innumerable sub-genres across 21 stages. With a personal touch...

ROADIES CREATE NON-PROFIT COOKBOOK TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ON TOUR

The Roadie Cookbook: Toured There, Ate That is a new charity publication created by live music crew members with the mission of funding Mental Health First Aid training for every tour bus in the UK.  Borne...

Mixed Reality & Game Engines: Why you should be using this technology for your...

Mitchell Bayer-Goldman is Co-founder and COO of Volta XR, here he he discusses how performances can be enhanced by the application of existing technology. Festival goers expectations  are higher...

A Weekend Away With The Fairies

‘The fairies told me to do it’ might not work as a defence for childhood (or adult) misbehaviour but, for Karen Kay, flickers of light, flashes of inspiration and a lifelong passion for all...

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...

John Lewis at OnRoundhay

Forged in a partnership between veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmith and department store brand John Lewis, OnBlackheath Festival launched in 2014 to significant fanfare and made the shortlist for the UK Festival Awards' Best New...