Are Safety Advisory Groups (SAG) Being Misused?

Duncan White is part of Symphotech’s team of health and safety experts and has over 30 years of experience as a former fire officer with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. Duncan was...

Championing New Music with Sound City+

David Pichilingi has over 25 years experience in the international music business. Over his career he has worked both as an artist, and in A&R, marketing, and management. Throughout his career he has worked closely...


Your guide to planning a headline-worthy F&B festival lineup

UK Festival Awards F&B Partners, Togather, have assembled their top tips for festival F&B Success. From researching to booking to load-in to the inevitable on-the-day disasters, managing a F&B lineup at a festival can be...

Looking at the bigger picture with event data

As festival season approaches, organisers, partners and sponsors are looking for new ways to measure the success of the festivalgoer experience and its effect on ROI. Caroline McGuckian, CEO of Meshh, discusses the importance...

The Show Must Go On

Chris Johnson is co-founder of Shambala Festival, a Director of Kambe Events, and has managed over 50 festivals over nearly two decades. He co-founded and chairs Powerful Thinking, the UK festival industry forum on...

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...

One Love – how reggae can unite a festival audience

Kris Collins is the Alternate Music Director for Stradisphere music festival, responsible for sourcing talent, booking new artists, and providing a platform for developing musicians. His past includes working for touring bands in promotional...

Cellar Door Moon Crow – Festivals from a grassroots band perspective.

Download gave us the opportunity to chat with Cellar Door Moon Crow about 2022, all it has brought so far and the importance of festivals to grassroots bands looking to grow their...

Increasing Ticket Sales by Reducing Online Ad Spend

Steve Jenner, TagMix’s Director of Festivals, posits that the universal reliance on paid online advertising is a relic that's costing events more than it's saving. He points to a pioneering wave of marketers who...

North America May Have Found Its Own Ibiza

Julian Prince is a DJ / producer and hospitality industry professional from Montreal. He's one of the co-founders of SXM Festival, which will take place on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin from March...