Insider Insights

Insider Insights

Soultown’s Population Boom

We’ve all done it, drifting apart from school friends as our own lives, careers, businesses, and families lead our focus away from those carefree days. Old school friends Joe Courtney and Lucy...

The Rise of Unique Party Destinations

Alex Jukes is the founder and director of Jukebox, a press company that has grown from humble beginnings in Leeds to become a globally respected business. Working in the music, tech, leisure and nightlife...


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...

Festivals Desperately Need a Content-Driven Approach to Drug Safety

Ross Gardiner is a Scottish journalist and editor based in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Black Circle Media — a content agency specialising in festival culture, as well as the acting global...

The Cashless System: Friend or Foe?

Having frequented many bars and festivals themselves, brothers Jonathan and Julian Gomma set up Beetle Juice in 2012 along with their best friend Harry Sloan to create a unique and truly mobile pop-up bar...

Working in Harmony with Nature

Vicki Taylor is PR Manager for Wild Rumpus, and works across Just So Festival, Timber Festival and Hinterlands Rural Film Festival. Alongside producing large-scale events, Wild Rumpus works with performers and producers to shape...

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...

What Safeguarding Advice Should Festivals Share With Audiences?

By Mark Balaam, CEO and Founder of imabi Summer sees the UK’s festival season in full swing. Whether it's music, art, or other cultural events, crowds gather in large numbers, creating vibrant and exciting environments....

How to Win Stakeholders and Influence Them

Rob Tominey is CEO of Mainstage Festivals, a pioneering festival and travel company. Mainstage started with Snowboxx – now the fastest growing winter festival in Europe – and has since set up Kala Festival...

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...