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Festival Insights NEWS: Government publishes final Events Research Programme reports

Over 4 months after live events were given the go ahead, Government has published its findings from the Events Research Programme, which it claims was instrumental in fast-tracking the reopening…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Anti Loo Roll Festival drops next event date after debut success

Paul JAckson and Peter Dutch at the inaugural Colchester Anti Loo Roll Festival  A further addition to the ‘launched in 2021’ file is the cheekily named ‘Anti Loo Roll Festival’…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Latest CRF results include £millions for festivals and suppliers.

Festivals including Deer Shed, Glastonbury, Y Not and Womad are amongst Hundreds of arts, heritage and cultural organisations across England that will receive a share of £107 million from the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ILMC moves to upgraded venue for post-lockdown return

The International Live Music Conference (ILMC) will return in person and at a new, five-star location for its 2022 edition, celebrating the entertainment world’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic. The…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE & The Association of British Orchestras drive progress as Spain waives visas for UK touring artists

artists touring to Spain will no longer need visas for short-term engagements in a dramatic change to the current onerous rules. The change follows months of dedicated work from LIVE…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Linecheck explained, with Dino Lupelli

Dino Lupelli has been working in the music industry since 1990, now general director of Music Innovation Hub, the first social enterprise in Italy dedicated to the music ecosystem. From…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Changing Habits: Event-goers Spending Nearly 3x More on Their Event Trips Compared to Pre-Covid

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the global live events industry like nothing ever seen before. But as the industry begins to open up again and braces itself for a roaring…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Halloween Town – A rarity, a new festival in 2021.

Fright case shot: Promoters Mark Harrison and Greg Costa Any new festival is worthy of investigation, but launching in 2021 after mass postponements, cancellations and a supply-chain busting condensed season…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Speculation begins after Astroworld tragedy victims named.

Every tragedy has its victims and foremost in our minds, as well as the minds of anyone connected with large scale events, are those that lost their lives or were…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Are Scottish Vaccine Passports Working? Review due next week.

Scottish Deputy First Minister and Covid Recovery Secretary John Swinney said recently that vaccine passports would be in place in Scotland until 16th November, when ministers would review whether they…
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Festival Insights NEWS: HIGHEST POINT FESTIVAL REVEALS ECONOMIC IMPACT ESTIMATED AT £4.68M

Photo: Robin Zahler Highest Point Festival has today released figures showing its economic impact in the Lancashire region is estimated to be £4.68 million, after 35,000 people came together to…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Colourboxx reveal a sparkling line-up for its debut festival in 2022

DF Concerts’ Colourboxx have today announced the line-up for their debut edition that will transform the leafy surroundings of Bellahouston Park into a kaleidoscope of music, performance art and togetherness.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LarMac LIVE Masterminds Creamfields’ Iconic Return

Photo: Anthony Black The world-famous dance spectacular capped off a triumphant summer of UK festivals with a line-up of international DJs and top-level production. After two years away from the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE Green gears up for action as sector takes to the stage at COP26

The UK’s live music sector is gearing up to deliver climate action, as organisations from across the sector engage in events at COP26. UMA Entertainment, DF Concerts, Julie’s Bicycle, Musicians…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Gold for Cinch Presents TRNSMT

THE FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL IN SCOTLAND TO ACHIEVE GOLD STATUS BY ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING cinch presents TRNSMT is proud to announce that the festival has been awarded Gold Status from…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision: 2025 Call for Sustainable Return at The Showman’s Show

Vision:2025 welcomed a packed audience for its ‘Journey to Net Zero’ conference at The Showman’s Show, 20th October 2021. Arena sponsored the Vision: 2025 conference supplying a pristine temporary conference…
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Festival Insights NEWS: HEBCELT ANNOUNCES FIRST artists AND IS BACK ON SALE FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

International music event HebCelt has announced the first names to be heading to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, to finally celebrate its 25th live event from 13-16 July 2022. Scottish alternative…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Leaked report suggests Covid passports could increse spread

In an impact study, reported in the Telegraph, that seems to suggest Goverment officials have come to realise that Covid 19 doesn’t know the difference between a late bar and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Linecheck Music Meeting And Festival Announces Germany As Guest Country, Second Wave of Speakers

ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES, CONFIRMS MAIN THEME AND FIRST SPEAKERS LAUNCHES HYBRID EVENT FORMAT Linecheck, the global forward thinking annual music conference and festival announces 2021 dates and confirms the main…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LORD FROST CRITICISED ON MUSIC TOURING POST BREXIT

OK, no great surprise in the headline, but that criticism comes from the European Affairs Committee. Whether incoming artists and other workers essential to festivals, or a European festival circuit…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Report Reveals Damage, Calls For Action

UK Music has unveiled its latest report This Is Music 2021.  This report has uncovered the devastation COVID inflicted on the music sector in 2020, and set out the urgent work…
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Festival Insights NEWS: New leadership team for Global Infusion Group

Global Infusion Group’s CEO, Bonnie May and managing director, Richard Duff pictured at its Aston Clinton headquarters Parent company of award winning crew catering company Eat to the Beat, Global…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision: 2025 ‘Journey to Net Zero’ Conference Programme is Live

Vision: 2025 announce ‘Journey to Net Zero’ conference programme for The Showman’s Show, 20th October 2021, with two new resources launched for event organisers to cut environmental impacts from waste…
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Festival Insights NEWS: New UK festival chooses Event Genius for end-to-end ticketing and payments.

L-R are the team: Abbie Panks, Lord Tom Raynham, Gilly the dog, Samira Williams, Sam Booker and Tom Branston. Credit- Eastern Daily Press Five year deal sees Event Genius as…
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Festival Insights NEWS: How tech has played its part in festival safety.

Richard Cox, managing director of Langley Compass Group The restrictions enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic hit the live events sector particularly hard, with the industry suffering a 90% decrease in…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision Nine Offers Team Extra Week off to Recharge.

Picture Credit Boardmasters/Alex Sutton Like everyone in the live entertainment industries, the team at Vision Nine (Boardmasters, NASS) has worked extremely hard throughout a very challenging 18 months.  To make…
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Festival Insights NEWS: We simply need to get together.

Festival Insights and Festival Awards join We Are The Fair, AIF and Access All Areas to create an event to gather, reflect and look to the future. Here at Festival…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision: 2025 launch the 2021 Event Industry Green Survey

The annual Event Industry Green Survey is now live, launched by the Vision: 2025 industry climate action group in partnership with the Association of Festival Organisers’ (AFO) and the Association…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision: 2025 returns to The Showman’s Show for ‘Journey to Net Zero’ conference

The first Vision: 2025 conference for two years will take place in person at Newbury Showground, 20th October 2021. In the run up to COP26, the ‘Journey to Net Zero’…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Don’t use your hazard lights on events sites, your indicators are much more useful.

Back in 2012, th HazOff campaign was successful ful in reducing the seemingly pointless and potentially dangerous practice of using hazard lights whilst driving vehicles on event sites. After noticing…
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Festival Insights NEWS: £800 million Reinsurance Scheme officially opens to help give live events cover to plan with confidence

The UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme will give events the confidence they need to plan through to summer 2022 The Scheme will support live events across the country – such…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Climate EQ Launches Carbon Literacy Course for Music Sector.

You’d obviously have to have had your head down an oil well to not get the message that we’re on the verge of climate catastrophe and urgent action is needed.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Artist Self Isolation Exemption re-introduced

Wrapped up in Friday’s easing of some travel restrictions, the Westminster Government announced that from this Wednesday, September 22, they will reinstate the performers and cultural professionals’ isolation exemption. A…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Administrations announce Covid Passport plans

The UK’s devolved administrations kept it simple last week by making differing choices on whether vaccine passports would be required for live events. In England, Government rejected the idea. In…
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Festival Insights NEWS: HebCelt Early Birds Fly in a Day

The early bird tickets to next year’s much anticipated HebCelt festival, set in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis have sold out in less than 24 hours. The festival which is set…
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Festival Insights NEWS: This is not a rehearsal: Live music sector commits to reaching net zero by 2030

The UK’s live music sector has today launched a sweeping industry campaign to deliver climate action, as it sets out its commitment to reach net zero emissions by the year…
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Festival Insights NEWS: IFF Programme Complete | Festival Insights

First major international music business event in 18 months The full schedule for the 2021 edition of the InternationalFestival Forum (IFF) is now complete, with the majority of the world’s…
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Festival Insights NEWS: GEI ENLISTS INDUSTRY TITANS FOR SUMMER EDITION

Key figures from Kilimanjaro Live, AEG Europe, Paradigm and Live Nation will be speaking at the sustainability conference this September.  With two weeks to go, the Green Events and Innovations Conference…
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Festival Insights NEWS: WE LOVE 90S OFFERS FREE TICKET FOR ALL NHS STAFF MEMBERS

We Love 90s is giving away FREE tickets to NHS staff members. We Love 90s In The Park will be taking over South Park, Darlington on Friday 27th August, Bank…
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Festival Insights NEWS: WE LOVE 90S OFFERS FREE TICKET FOR ALL NHS STAFF MEMBERS

We Love 90s is giving away FREE tickets to NHS staff members. We Love 90s In The Park will be taking over South Park, Darlington on Friday 27th August, Bank…
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