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,...

Why the Festival Atmosphere is More Important Than the Line-Up

Robin Travis is the Managing Director of Renby, a UK based provider of fogging and bulk solids handling systems. A staple of the British summer and a rite of passage for many people,...

Inspiring a More Responsible Audience

*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. Nick Chambers is the co-founder and booker...

A Festival’s Role in Developing Local Artists

Natasha Manley is the Head of Music at Selina International Music Summit, a music industry conference staged across various developing territories. SIMS Medellín will take place from May 16 - 18, followed by SIMS...

The Secret to Cutting Queues at Festivals

Nick Hucker is CEO of Preoday, a role he has fulfilled for over a year after initially joining the company as Head of Business Development in September 2017. Prior to joining Preoday, Nick was...

The Digital Experience and its Impact on Overall Festival Performance

Christian Hill is the Managing Director of Project Simply, a digital design agency that works predominantly with festivals and venues to create beautiful brands and digital experiences. We’ve recently embarked on a global insight piece...