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...

AIF chief warns of ‘perfect storm’ heading for UK festival season

Supply chain crisis, workforce shortage and Brexit impact mean it’s not back to business as usual for festival organisers Call for continued VAT relief on tickets and...


In It Together – Mark Hopkins Interviewed.

When a festival announces a 'Bring Your Grandparents For Free' initiative, we just have to find out a little more about the people behind it. We had questions and In It Together...

DHP Family Buys Into Bearded Theory

DHP Family have announced a partnership with leading alternative independent music festival Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering. The coming together of two huge names in the Midlands heralds an exciting...

Europe-wide research project CrowdDNA calls for events and venues to participate.

CrowdDNA, a Horizon 2020 research project will lead to a radically new concept in the management of crowds. Crowd Dynamics International Ltd. call for owners and operators of events and entertainment environments...

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...

Anti Loo Roll Festival drops next event date after debut success

 A further addition to the ‘launched in 2021’ file is the cheekily named ‘Anti Loo Roll Festival’ which saw more than 4,000 guests flock to Lower Castle Park, Colchester in September 2021 and...

Latest CRF results include £millions for festivals and suppliers.

Festivals including Deer Shed, Glastonbury, Y Not and Womad are amongst Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England that will receive a share of £107 million from the additional £300...

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.

Speculation begins after Astroworld tragedy victims named.

Every tragedy has its victims and foremost in our minds, as well as the minds of anyone connected with large scale events, are those that lost their lives or were injured at...