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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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All Points East 2021 CELEBRATES THE BEST OF UK MUSIC AND BEYOND

NED DYLAN reports from the field…with photos by Sara-Louise Bowrey Last weekend All Points East returned to London with a line up that celebrated the best of UK music and…
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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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Festival Insights NEWS: ROADIES CREATE NON-PROFIT COOKBOOK TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ON TOUR

The Roadie Cookbook: Toured There, Ate That is a new charity publication created by live music crew members with the mission of funding Mental Health First Aid training for every tour…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ROADIES CREATE NON-PROFIT COOKBOOK TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ON TOUR

The Roadie Cookbook: Toured There, Ate That is a new charity publication created by live music crew members with the mission of funding Mental Health First Aid training for every tour…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Festicket resumes North American expansion with new LA headquarters and appointment of Stephanie Rosa, VP of Sales, and Steve Levy, Consultant General Manager

Appointments come as Festicket rolls out a new primary ticketing, cashless and travel offering via the Event Genius platform Festicket, the world’s largest platform for music festival experiences, is announcing…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Festicket resumes North American expansion with new LA headquarters and appointment of Stephanie Rosa, VP of Sales, and Steve Levy, Consultant General Manager

Appointments come as Festicket rolls out a new primary ticketing, cashless and travel offering via the Event Genius platform Festicket, the world’s largest platform for music festival experiences, is announcing…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Supplementary guidance note for festivals published

A guidance note has been published for music festivals, which supplements the Government’s Step 4 Events & Attractions guidance. The briefing note specifically covers managing Test & Trace on site, and dealing with suspected…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Supplementary guidance note for festivals published

A guidance note has been published for music festivals, which supplements the Government’s Step 4 Events & Attractions guidance. The briefing note specifically covers managing Test & Trace on site, and dealing with suspected…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MADE Festival Confirms New Date As 2021 Event Goes Ahead

The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival has moved to a new date of Saturday 18th September at Sandwell Valley Country Park. After lengthy discussions with local…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MADE Festival Confirms New Date As 2021 Event Goes Ahead

The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival has moved to a new date of Saturday 18th September at Sandwell Valley Country Park. After lengthy discussions with local…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE positive as Government waives quarantine for arrivals fully vaccinated from Europe and USA

passengers fully vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the EMA and FDA in Europe and the USA will be able to travel to England from amber countries without having to quarantine…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE positive as Government waives quarantine for arrivals fully vaccinated from Europe and USA

passengers fully vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the EMA and FDA in Europe and the USA will be able to travel to England from amber countries without having to quarantine…
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Festival Insights NEWS: PODCAST SERIES LAUNCHED FOR HEBCELT SURVIVAL SESSIONS

A podcast series which provides behind the scenes insights and interviews with artistes and organisers, has been launched by organisers of the HebCelt Survival Session to mark the hybrid event…
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Festival Insights NEWS: PODCAST SERIES LAUNCHED FOR HEBCELT SURVIVAL SESSIONS

A podcast series which provides behind the scenes insights and interviews with artistes and organisers, has been launched by organisers of the HebCelt Survival Session to mark the hybrid event…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Tramlines Festival 2021 Is Hailed A Huge Success By artists & Audiences

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest festival of music, art and comedy, has come to a close marking a landmark moment for the city and the UK live events industry. 40,000 revellers a…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Tramlines Festival 2021 Is Hailed A Huge Success By artists & Audiences

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest festival of music, art and comedy, has come to a close marking a landmark moment for the city and the UK live events industry. 40,000 revellers a…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance

LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance LIVE is calling on the UK Government to keep the promise it has made on delivering a COVID insurance scheme,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance

LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance LIVE is calling on the UK Government to keep the promise it has made on delivering a COVID insurance scheme,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LIVE calls on Government to keep its promise on insurance

LIVE is calling on the UK Government to keep the promise it has made on delivering a COVID insurance scheme, and ensure live music is able to bounce back to…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Delighted but cautious, EIF responds to PM announcement.

The Events Industry Forum (EIF), the collective body of trade associations in the outdoor events sector, has released the following statement on the Prime Ministers announcement on 5th July: “While…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Coachella Expands Ticketing Partnership with Festicket

 The California festival extends Festicket’s exclusive international ticketing partnership  Festicket, the world’s largest platform for discovering and booking festival trips, has re-upped with Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival as…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Event Genius live-streaming service, Festicket Live partners with Clubbing TV

Event Genius have partnered with the music and lifestyle TV channel Clubbing TV to further develop their online streaming platform Festicket Live. The new partnership will bring together Clubbing TV’s…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Over 90% of UK festival-goers feel confident attending a live event this year

With the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown and ongoing vaccination programme offering hope to millions of people across the nation, an end to restrictions has never felt more tangible. No…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UNUM festival reveals first headliners for 2021

UNUM Festival 2021 is guaranteed to go ahead from June 3rd to 7th with the backing of the Albanian Ministries of Tourism, Environment, and Health. The gorgeous open air festival…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UNUM festival reveals first headliners for 2021

UNUM Festival 2021 is guaranteed to go ahead from June 3rd to 7th with the backing of the Albanian Ministries of Tourism, Environment, and Health. The gorgeous open air festival…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Every music festival will likely have an App by 2025

The music industry has digitalised over the years, shifting towards streaming, social media, and apps. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these tools proved to be essential for connecting with fan communities…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Every music festival will likely have an App by 2025

The music industry has digitalised over the years, shifting towards streaming, social media, and apps. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these tools proved to be essential for connecting with fan communities…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Event Genius gains foothold in Australia

Event Genius has begun to make inroads into the Australian festival market with some of the country’s most revered and established music festivals putting pen to paper making the Festicket…
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