Shortlists revealed for inaugural Iberian Festival Awards

The Iberian Festival Awards will host its first edition on March 3 at FIL in Lisbon, celebrating the achievements of the Spanish and Portuguese festival industries and their affiliates. The event has revealed its...

An Interview with Second Screen

Niall Green founded the app development company Second Screen in 2014 out of his dissatisfaction with the disconnect between audiences and artists at live events. The platform's primacy of social interactivity over sales prospects...


An Interview with North Sea Jazz

Founded in 1976 with performances from legendary artists including Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and Stan Getz, the North Sea Jazz Festival was an instant success, attracting over 9000 visitors in its first...

An Interview with Festival Safe

Founded by Jon Drape of Broadwick Live, Festival Safe is a website that acts as a centralised hub for all manner of generally applicable festival safety information. It's one of those concepts that seems...

Bluedot

One of the coolest German words that we lack a direct equivalent for is Gesamtkunstwerk, roughly defined as a 'universal work of art'. Distinct from a masterpiece, it instead denotes a piece of work...

An Interview With Snoozebox

Traditionally, festivals out in the field have been synonymous with poor sleeping conditions. Many consider it to be a part of the fun, or at the very least a necessary and tolerable level...

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Now in its 69th year, the practically prehistoric Edinburgh International Film Festival remains synonymous with innovative, cosmopolitan cinema and incisive breakdowns of the medium's myriad of disciplines. In the past few years alone, the...

Off the Record

Off The Record, a multi-venue music festival and conference for emerging artists, made its debut in Manchester on November 4. Conceived in a partnership between From the Fields, Liverpool Sound City and Louder Than...

An Interview with Junction 2

Aside from being the exclusive music promoters at the fantastic Tobacco Dock, London Warehouse Events works across an array of the capital's most idiosyncratic venues to promote and produce events spanning electronica, techno, house...

Grillstock Manchester

Ben Merrington and Jon Finch co-founded Grillstock in 2010, in the hopes of celebrating American BBQ and fostering a sense of togetherness further engendered by a backdrop of feel-good music. The initial iteration took...