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...

Protect Duty Consultation Findings Published.

Today (10 January), the government has published its response to the Protect Duty public consultation, which ran from 26 February to 2 July 2021. The Protect Duty has been...

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...

And the winners of the UK Festival Awards 2017 are…

The UK Festival Awards held its 14th edition on November 30 at Troxy, London. The sold out ceremony saw hundreds of the UK's key organisers and suppliers come together to celebrate the collective successes...