The UK Government Needs to Step Up Its Fight Against Touts

Stuart Cain is the Managing Director of The Ticket Factory, one of the UK’s leading national ticketing agents, selling around 2.5m tickets a year for a range of comedy events, concerts, sporting events, exhibitions,...

Demystifying the Misconceptions Surrounding Solar-Powered Events

Andrew Teverson, Managing Director of The Stage Bus, on the misconceptions surrounding solar power - and how you can measure the power consumption of your event. Every single mobile stage in the Stage Bus fleet...


The Festival Industry Needs More Skilled Professionals Than Ever Before

Teresa Moore is Head of Department at Buckinghamshire New University, in charge of the University's Music and Event Programmes. She is also a founding member of the European sustainability group GO Europe, with a...

Tips for Creating a Strong Visual Identity

Jacob Little is the Digital Marketing Manager at Fiasco Design, a multi-award winning creative design agency based in Bristol. Fiasco's work ranges from creating the new visual identity of the Larmer Tree Festival to...

Festival Insurance and Three Other Necessities to Survive Cancellations

Jona Koekelcoren is Community & Customer Success Manager at BeatSwitch. Aside from this role he also dedicates his time to coaching artists, co-organising festivals and club shows, and was also assistant label manager at...

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...

RFID for Festivals and Events: Top 10 Myths Busted

A seasoned concert promoter and live event professional, Serge Grimaux has promoted thousands of events across three continents over a 40-year career, including 25 years within the ticketing industry. Serge is the founder of...

A Guide to Getting the Customer Insights You Need

Piers Alington is the co-founder and Managing Director of Feedback Ferret, based in Buckinghamshire. The company was launched to answer the need for a comprehensive end-to-end solution for managing and making sense of open-ended...

From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury: the Impact of British Music Festivals

Emma Webster is currently the Research Associate on the Impact of Festivals project at the University of East Anglia. Emma is a co-founder and co-director of Live Music Exchange and has been researching live...

Fatal Mistakes and How Best to Avoid Them

Steve Kearney is one of the live event industry’s leading Chartered Safety and Health Practitioners. Starting his career as a roadie for The Clash, he worked on subsequent rock tours, becoming increasingly interested and...