Sociable Distancing at the Tatton Park Pop Up Festival

While many were seeing socially distanced events as an alternative during Covid restrictions, Saving Grace Events’ Rebecca Hartley saw it as an opportunity to bring ideas for a new type of...

Striving for the Perfect Lap: in conversation with John Giddings

On August 30 1970 - the Isle of Wight Festival’s second ever Sunday - a teenage John Giddings witnessed the untimely demise of an event that mirrored the hippie movement, not only in timing...


Dick Tee: 35 Years in Business

Over the course of the last 35 years, EnTEEtainment has provided site coordination, event management and production services to everything from Glastonbury Festival to the Scottish Bagpipe Championships. Its founder Dick Tee recently celebrated...

An Interview with Peppermint Bars

If the body is a temple, then the average festival-goer must have a borderline pathological penchant for desecration. Whether you treat festivals like the modern equivalents of Sodom and/or Gomorrah or just like to...

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...

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...

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...

The Garden Party

Since emerging a decade ago, it's no secret that The Garden Party has been a champion of predominantly electronic music in Leeds, comprising a core collective of promoters and a number of rotating members...

Festivals and Suppliers Share Sustainability Insights

Festivals’ environmental impacts and ways to address the climate crisis were in the spotlight at The Showman’s Show last week. Speakers from across the festival sector were brought together by live events sustainability campaign Festival...

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...