Jewish groups protest as Rototom Sunsplash drops Matisyahu

SPAIN: Jewish groups have criticised Rototom Sunsplash for cancelling the appearance of Jewish-American singer Matisyahu because he refused to disclose his stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Matisyahu, a reggae singer, rapper, and frontman of the...

Pukkelpop launches ‘Lost & Found’ app

BELGIUM: Parcify and Pukkelpop launched a collaborative initiative onsite at the festival this year, in which the former's team were able to trace festivalgoers and return lost valuables. Pukkelpop's website provided the following rundown of...


Sound Image chooses Vue for two CMA Music Festival stages

USA: Originally known as Fan Fair, a meet-and-greet event for local music fans in Nashville, the CMA Music Festival has evolved into major annual party with attendees from all 50 states and upwards of...

Showsec helps to portray Bloodstock’s ‘family’ image

UK: Bloodstock Open Air is one big family reunion in many respects, and Showsec help to ‘paint the picture’ of such a vibrant community spirit. The roaring success of this year’s event in the...

Platinum SBX / BX utilised at Team Beachbody Coach Summit

USA: The popular Beachbody health and fitness brand held its most important coach event of the year from July 16 - 19 in Nashville, and Elation gear was there in force on what is,...

Shapeshifters highlight EDC Festival arches

USA: The largest festival in North America, EDC brings 140,000+ attendees for each of its three nights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The electronic dance music has no shortage of exciting visuals, but...

Martin Audio MLA keeps Pistoia Blues going strong after 35 years

USA: Dating back to 1980, when legendary names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, and John Lee Hooker were among headliners at the inaugural Pistoia Blues festival in Tuscany, this remains one of...

GLP X4 family on parade for Volt Lites at Coachella’s Sahara

GERMANY: GLP’s latest X4 generation of premium LED fixtures made its festival debut at the pre-eminent Coachella Festival in Indio, California, recently — where over two weekends the Sahara Tent hosted an all-star line-up...

Sound City launches into South Korea

SOUTH KOREA: Sound City has announced that it has won a grant to expand on its overseas business and live music activity under the International Showcasing Scheme funded by Arts Council England and The...

BoomTown first for Mojo Barriers

UK: Mojo Barriers has continued to expand its work with independent festivals by securing a new contract win for this year’s BoomTown Fair, set to take place from August 13 – 16. BoomTown Fair...