Application for the UK Festival Awards closes at 11pm on October 4

UK: The UK Festival Awards has extended its deadline for entries until 11pm on October 4. For those who have yet to apply, the main entry form allows you to nominate your festival for Best...

UK’s first zero waste, carbon neutral cup launches at the Showman’s Show 2019

UK: This year’s Showman’s Show will see the release of a 100% recycled and 100% recyclable plastic cup. The Rubbish Cup is the UK’s first zero waste, carbon neutral plastic cup, and will feature on Grist...


PlayPass strengthens its foothold in the UK festival market

UK: Cashless and NFC specialist PlayPass enjoyed a record-breaking summer, operating at over 250 events across 22 countries & five continents, and processing 12.82 million cashless transactions, worth €78 million Euros. Globally, 2019 has...

Truckfest secures four more years at East of England Arena

UK: Truckfest, the annual exhibition and festival of trucks and trucking, has agreed to extend its agreement with the East of England Arena and Events Centre, following its 35th consecutive year at the venue....

Doc Brown to host UK Festival Awards 2019

UK: The UK Festival Awards will welcome back Doc Brown to host this year’s ceremony, which will take place at the Troxy in London on December 5th. Beginning his career as underground rapper Doc Brown, Ben...

ADE Green unveils majority of programme

NETHERLANDS: With a month to go until the Amsterdam Dance Event, the festival's sustainability-centric ADE Green component has unveiled the majority of its programme. The line-up comprises a mix of national sustainability heroes and global...

WOMAD welcomes back d&b Soundscape stage

UK: WOMAD welcomed back the d&b Soundscape stage to this year’s edition, providing a platform to artists like Saving Grace, LTJ Bukem, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Jungle by Night, and Roosevelt Collier. Prominently positioned within the...

Eventcube launches in the US, introduces subscription model for tickets

UK / USA: The London based ticketing start-up, Eventcube, is heading to the US and bringing with it a subscription-fee based model, touted as a way to 'democratise ticketing'. Having already entrenched itself within the European and...

Britannia Row supplies three of Creamfields’ stages

UK: Creamfields returned to Daresbury on the British August Bank Holiday weekend with bigger production values, and more flown subs, than ever before. Led by Crew Chief Alex Hore and with system designs from Josh Lloyd,...

Powerful Thinking confirms Festival Vision:2025 conference programme

UK: Powerful Thinking has confirmed the programme for its Festival Vision:2025 conference at The Showman's Show on October 16. Now in its third edition, the conference focuses on developments in sustainable initiatives – with talks, panels...