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...


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...

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...

In Conversation with Michal Kaščák of Pohoda Festival

Pohoda Festival celebrated in 20th anniversary this year, with Drowned In Sound referring to the event as a 'Utopia' – citing its jarringly friendly atmosphere, 'mind boggling' food & drink, and a total absence...

In Conversation with Sacha and Jon from Parklife

Parklife will return to Manchester's Heaton Park from June 10 - 11, treating 80,000 revellers to sets from Frank Ocean, The 1975, Stormzy, Boy Better Know and many more across its two sold-out days. Aside...

Halloween Town – A rarity, a new festival in 2021.

Any new festival is worthy of investigation, but launching in 2021 after mass postponements, cancellations and a supply-chain busting condensed season is the stuff of nightmares. Welcome to Halloween Town.

SeatlabNFT announce £1,000,000 Event Creator Fund

As it continues to revolutionise the event ticketing industry, SeatlabNFT today announces their £1,000,000 SeatlabNFT Event Creator Fund to help artists and event organisers with the cost of running live events. These...

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...

The European Festival Awards shortlists

The European Festival Awards – set to take place on January 11 2017 in Groningen, The Netherlands – has revealed the shortlists for its eighth edition. An illustrious celebration of the continent’s most vibrant...