Steve Heap – EPA Industry Legend.

Steve Heap, General Secretary of The Association of Festival Organisers, has received the Industry Legend Award at the 2022 Event Production Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 17 February at...

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...


Eye of the Storm – a look at the Event Safety Alliance’s Severe Weather...

This article was first published in the spring issue of Protocol Magazine, and was written by the Event Safety Alliance's Director of Operations, Jacob Worek. 'The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch...

An Interview with Lowlands

Lowlands Festival – or A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – is one of The Netherlands’ most successful events, attracting around 55,000 visitors to its annual three-day...

Festivalgoers Express Support for More Sustainable Events

CGA has conducted research into festivalgoers’ level of demand for more sustainable events, as well as their preferred modes of transport to festivals. Surveying approximately 6500 festivalgoers in the October 2018 UK Festival Awards Census,...

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...

Bluedot Festival

During a public lecture held at Cornell University on October 13, 1994, the beloved astronomer and purveyor of cosmic truth Carl Sagan presented an image of Earth to the audience, as seen from six...

In Conversation with Gareth Cooper of Broadwick Live

Encompassing music, culture and travel under its umbrella, the Global-partnered Broadwick Live is a multifaceted mainstay of the festival circuit whose portfolio has dramatically increased in scope over the last year. Its flagship festivals...

Vision: 2025 Call for Sustainable Return at The Showman’s Show

Vision:2025 welcomed a packed audience for its ‘Journey to Net Zero’ conference at The Showman’s Show, 20th October 2021. Arena sponsored the Vision: 2025 conference supplying a pristine temporary...