What Is ‘Atmosphere’ – and How Can You Help Create It at Your Event?

John Drury is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex. His research focus is crowds and collective behaviour. He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, most of which are on crowds....

What Evolving Technologies and Trends Mean for Music Event Communities

Richard Zijlma is the former Director of Amsterdam Dance Event, where over two decades he helped develop it into the pre-eminent festival & conference for electronic music. He is currently working to curate AVA...


Working in Harmony with Nature

Vicki Taylor is PR Manager for Wild Rumpus, and works across Just So Festival, Timber Festival and Hinterlands Rural Film Festival. Alongside producing large-scale events, Wild Rumpus works with performers and producers to shape...

Why Are So Few Disabled Musicians Playing at Festivals?

Paul Hawkins is the Festival Project Manager for Attitude is Everything, a charity that works with audiences, artists and the live events industry to improve access to live music for deaf and disabled customers....

Pitching a Different Kind of Tent

Kirsty Peters is a Marketing Graduate passionate about developing new markets for innovative products in the UK. An enthusiastic festivalgoer and a champion of everything green, Kirsty has thrown herself into becoming the British...

Five Things You Need To Know When Hiring Event Staff

Paul Campbell is the founder and director of the Purple Patch Group, a business that started life as an event agency in London over 10 years ago. If you’re operating as an event agency...

The 10 Best Things Done With RFID at UK Festivals This Summer

Steve Jenner is PlayPass' Managing Director for the UK & Ireland.  This summer was our busiest yet at PlayPass, with RFID & cashless deployments at more than 250 events across 22 countries and 5 continents....

Why It’s Time to Invest in the Wellbeing of Your Events Team

Tom Critchley is the Managing Director of Caboose & Co, a provider of luxury sleeping accommodation and glamping pods to the event and accommodation industries. Staff welfare in the events industry needs some attention. A...

Why it’s Become Cool to Drop the ‘C Bomb’

Jamie Williams is a director at Dixie Fields festival and partner at creative agency isobel.   My first job was at a very trendy music film production company in New York, back in 2002. There was always music...

Promoting the Experience: How WiFi Can Boost Influencer Marketing at Festivals

Will Evans is a Director of Performance Networks, a UK based specialist WiFi and communications provider for businesses. He has more than 20 years' experience in communications and has worked at Performance Networks for seven...