You’ve Got The Right People – What Next?

Tim Wilson is a Director of VAULT Festival, whose 2017 event runs from January 25 - March 5 and features almost 200 performances. Visit the official website for full programme information and tickets. Festivals...

Advice for the New UK Metal Kids on the Block

Fox James graduated with a First Class Honours in Festival and Event Management after a career spanning almost 25 years in media, most notably working in European Finance & Operations for MTV. Following this...


The Importance of Supporting Experimental Artists

Sally Golding is an artist and curator who has run experimental audiovisual, sound art and performance events in both Australia and the UK, as well as having presented curatorial programmes and her own performances...

An Initiative to Curb Festival Food Waste

Mark Laurie is the Director of NCASS and has been with the business for six years. On a day-to-day basis he advises caterers, event organisers and street food traders on all areas of running...

Why Are So Many Festivals Short Changing Their Guests?

Jonathan Gomma is a co-founder of Beetle Juice, which serves the nation’s festivalgoers with freshly made cocktails via its array of converted Volkswagen bars. Beetle Juice is currently in the process of franchising and...

The Need for Severe Weather Plans and Weather Providers

Dax Cochran oversees business operations for WDT’s WeatherOps Event Safety Services, managing all day-to-day business development strategies and direct sales efforts with a goal of increasing safety standards throughout the events and entertainment industries. As...

No Uncertain Terms: Protecting Your Festival from the Ambiguity of Artist Riders

Ben Challis is a UK lawyer specialising in music and entertainment law. His clients include the world famous Glastonbury Festival and Ben also acts for Africa Express, Damon Albarn's eclectic collaboration of African and...

Angels, Mugs and Onions

Jean Blakey was part of the team that founded Halifax Street Angels in 2005 and has since worked alongside husband Paul on CNI Network and affiliated projects. She and Paul have visited many of...

The Rise of the Local Festival

Robert Dudley Manages Live Events and Production at The Fair. As large-scale event delivery specialists, The Fair focusses on three things: safety, quality and budget. Some of the agency’s regional projects include Mostly Jazz,...

The Family-Friendly Rave – is it really possible?

Toki Allison is Creative Production Coordinator at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley and also works for a tech company as an events coordinator. She has worked in content and event production for 12 years and...