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...

Connecting Coachella

John Shubin is a Director of Business Development at ADRF, in charge of driving sales revenue from carriers, enterprises, and third-party operator customers in the west region of the United States. He has nearly...

The Drugs Do (Sometimes) Work: Sustaining EDM and the Festival Experience

Professor Duncan Wheeler holds the Chair of Spanish Studies at the University of Leeds, where he also co-convenes the European Centre for European Popular Music(s). In 2016, he was inducted into the Spanish Academy...

What Can Festivals Learn from Extinction Rebellion?

*This article is part of Insider Insights’ Sustainable Summer series, in which we dedicate half of our monthly output to guidance on decreasing the environmental impact of festivals. Damon Culbert works for The Juice Guru,...