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...

Tramlines Festival 2021 Is Hailed A Huge Success By Artists & Audiences

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest festival of music, art and comedy, has come to a close marking a landmark moment for the city and the UK live events industry. 40,000 revellers a day attended the sold-out...


In Conversation with Flora and Josh from Samphire Festival

There isn’t a great deal of orthodoxy in the story of how Samphire Festival came to be. Founded last year by Flora Blathwayt and Josh Beauchamp – both romantic partners and total newcomers to...

An Interview with Count Of Ten

UK: Aside from the fate that befell the crew of the Mary Celeste, the identities of the Loch Ness Monster and Jack the Ripper, and the origin of the Wow! Signal, the greatest entirely...

John Lewis at OnRoundhay

Forged in a partnership between veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmith and department store brand John Lewis, OnBlackheath Festival launched in 2014 to significant fanfare and made the shortlist for the UK Festival Awards' Best New...

In Conversation with Cathryn Peach of the Northern Festivals Network

The Northern Festivals Network was conceived in 2014 in collaboration between Just So Festival, Head For The Hills Festival and Kendal Calling, enabled through support from the Arts Council's Strategic Touring Fund. Backed by...

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,...

From Club Nights to the Festival  – The Access Story.

Will Darley’s a few minutes late for our online meeting, a Safety Advisory Group(SAG) meeting had gone on a little longer than expected but it went well, which is not always the...

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...

An Interview with Wild Rumpus

Perhaps most renowned for producing the award-winning family-oriented Just So Festival, Wild Rumpus is a not-for-profit arts organisation that also manages the Northern Festivals Network and is responsible for The Lost Carnival, Day at...