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...

The Crowd Connected 2017 Festival Insights infographic

The average festivalgoer walks over four miles a day, makes more than three trips to food and drink outlets and spends 45 minutes in sponsor activations. That’s according to analysis Festival Insights has been...


£800 million Reinsurance Scheme officially opens to help give live events cover to plan...

The UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme will give events the confidence they need to plan through to summer 2022The Scheme will support live events across the country - such as concerts and...

IMS College Malta

Marking its first foray into Malta, the International Music Summit successfully debuted IMS College with an enlightening crash course in electronic music, comprising talks, networking sessions and workshops hosted by Point Blank and SAE...

An Interview with Outlook & Dimensions

Over a couple of consecutive weekends each September, Outlook & Dimensions repurpose a 19th century Croatian fort into a temple for all things danceable. Finishing off the festival season with a resounding one-two punch,...

Gaywise Festival

UK: Not that they’re required to be, but it’s rare that festivals are concerned with anything beyond purveying good vibes and raking in inordinate amounts of dollar. Environmentalist initiatives are becoming increasingly common,...

An Interview with Electric Castle

Electric Castle will host its sixth edition this July, returning to the fifteenth century Transylvanian monument from which it derives its namesake with a characteristically eclectic cast of international talent. Amongst other auspicious factors,...

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...

An Interview with Brandkiss

For the last seven years, the London-based affinity marketing agency Brandkiss has partnered tourist boards with renowned consumer brands for targeted, cross-promotional national campaigns. Having executed hundreds of campaigns for high-profile brands in various...

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,...