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Festival Insights NEWS: AGF Announce First Speakers for Green Events & Innovations Conference

Rosanna Machado, one of a stellar line up of GEI speakers. The Green Events and Innovations Conference (GEI 15), the foremost conference for sustainable events is delighted to announce the first speakers for the 15th edition, which will take place on 28th February 2023 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. As the World Cup…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Sound City Festival Calls on Music Industry to ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ in New Next-Gen Initiative

UK Festival Awards finalists, Sound City Festival has announced details of its brand new ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative, as tickets for the Sound City Conference go on sale. Proudly the UK’s independent conference for new music, Sound City welcomes the global music industry and budding next generation of young creatives to the North of England.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Boarmasters Announce Two Headliners and First Wave of Acts

Pic: James North for Boardmasters Boardmasters, Cornwall’s own surf and music festival, boasting one of the UK’s most picture-perfect locations, is back next year from 9-13 August 2023 and reveals the first wave of artists for 2023, including two big headliners. Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine head up the bill for next summer,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ESNS and Marshall kick off three year partnership

Pic: Bart Heemskerk ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag), Europe’s largest showcase festival of emerging European music acts, has announced a three year brand partnership with Marshall. With respectively 37 (ESNS) and 60 (Marshall) years of operating in and for the live music industry, the two join forces in their shared goal of supporting artists, crew and promoters…
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Festival Insights NEWS: NTIA & AFEM Report Shows Government Underestimates Value of Club Culture in the UK

AFEM CEO, Silvia Montello Nobody in the festival sector can be accused of undervaluing the contribution of Club Culture to the sector, but with recent reports stating that 1 in 3 Nightclubs are at risk of closing in the coming months, the NTIA and AFEM are concerned that the UK faces losing the world-renowned club…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Xceed Raises €2 million For Growth

Mattia Franco – CEO & Co-Founder Xceed Xceed, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the live events scene, has raised €2 million to grow its intelligent event discovery platform from a diverse group of European funds and investors. This comes on top of a track record of two years of profitability and positive cash…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Blue and Boyzlife Head Latest Acts Announced at Back 2 2023

The UK’s biggest nostalgia festival, Back 2 Festival, is returning to Catton Park for summer on Thursday 30th June – Sunday 3rd July 2023, with Blue and Boyzlife headlining a second phase line up that takes us right back to the 00s. Your childhood sweethearts will take to the stage, blasting the soundtrack to your…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Vision: 2025 Launch 8th Annual Outdoor Event Industry Green Survey

The 8th annual Outdoor Event Industry Green Survey is now live, launched by the Event Vision: 2025 industry climate action group to track UK outdoor event industry’s sustainability journey and the priorities and and challenges faced by organisers in 2022. The survey asks event organisers about environmental measures in place, barriers to success, and plans…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Shake & Stir Vintage Festival Wins Gold at DMB Tourism Awards

L-R Matthew Payne, Francesca Payne, Mandy Polkey, Richard Burnett and Sue Burnett Photo credit – Paul Collins The popular Shake & Stir Vintage Music Festival, hosted in Southbourne each summer, was announced as the gold winner for the Event of the Year Award at the DMB (Destination Management Board) Tourism Awards. The award win was…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Web 3 Festival Dcentralize Adds to Team, Gains Partners

Dcentralize, the organisation behind the construction of the first ‘one stop shop’ Web 3 Music Ecosystem is welcoming two powerful women to their leadership team, Dr Amber Ghaddar & Mariana Brandao; at the same time announcig five new sponsors and partners. Dr Ghaddar, who has an impressive track record in finance and crypto, and a…
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Festival Insights NEWS: CM.com Release Future of Live Music Report

CM.com, a leading customer engagement platform, has launched a brand new report summarising the results from a nationwide, representative survey looking at the shifting attitudes and behaviours of live music fans in the UK. The findings in their report are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,003 live music event attendees (those who have…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Oxford & Lincoln Set For New New Music Fest in February

Prima Queen, just one of the breaking acts appearing at Beam Me Up in February. Pic: Barbora Mrazkova Brand new music festival Beam Me Up has put together a mouthwatering line up of the hottest new artists around for its inaugural outing in Lincoln (10 February) and Oxford (11 February 2022).  Coach Party, Opus Kink,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AIF Announce John Rostron as New CEO at 2022 AGM

New AIF CEO, John Rostron. Pic: Jody HArtley John Rostron has been appointed as the new CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals. The appointment was announced today during AIF’s 2022 AGM, with Rostron officially beginning his tenure on November 18 following a two-week handover period with current CEO Paul Reed, joining recently appointed Chair…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Power Logistics Expand Into Europe

Not just any marquee, it’s the Live at the Marquee marquee. Sustainable event power specialist, Power Logistics, has announced plans for its expansion into Europe.  The first stage of this development programme is the establishment of a permanent base in Cork, Ireland.   In order to better serve the needs of its Irish client base, Power…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Reggae Land Grows in 2023 To The Milton Keynes National Bowl

The UK Festival Award ‘Best New Festival’ Shortlisted Reggae Land 2023 is set to be bigger and better as it moves to the legendary Milton Keynes National Bowl. Taking place on 5th and 6th August there will be a heavyweight lineup of artists from across the reggae and dub spectrum with both red-hot new stars,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MetaFests and Vatom partner to Launch UK Festivals ‘Digital Lanyard’

Jenner and Machin. Digital lanyards + blockchain wallets = audience engagement. MetaFests, the UK-based Web3 specialist for festivals, has partnered with leading US-based Web3 technology platform Vatom, to launch ‘Digital Lanyard’. The collaboration gives organisers instant, year-long fan engagement and enhanced monetisation powers. ‘Digital Lanyard’ is a revolutionary blockchain-powered toolkit, fast-tracking festivals’ access to the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: John Probyn Joins Solotech | Festival Insights

Solotech, the suppliers of audiovisual and entertainment technology, has announced the appointment of John Probyn as Head of Business Development in Europe for the Live Productions Division. This new position is an important milestone towards continued growth in the global market of live productions. Probyn will be responsible for the business development of the company’s…
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Festival Insights NEWS: NASS Drops 2023 Initial Line-Up

Nass 2022. Pic: Adam Lievesley The annual celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, NASS festival today announces the first drop of artists for 2023. NASS will be back at the Bath and West Showground from 6 – 9 July 2023 with an epic line up bringing together some of the world’s most exciting artists,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ESNS 2023 Conference: first panels & speakers announced

The first panels, keynotes and speakers for the ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) conference have been announced. A diverse range of topics will be presented in the panels and keynotes, ranging from the current developments in the music industry, its future and current affairs. The music business is an ever changing industry, a topic that Mark Mulligan,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Sound City Announces First Wave of 2023 artists

Excitement at Festival Towers as Maisie Peters is announced as Sound City Festival Headliner Sound City Festival has revealed its first huge headline act for 2023, along with a host of other incredible breakthrough artists heading to Liverpool next April. Homegrown pop superstar and songwriting sensation Maisie Peters will headline Sound City  one of the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Elrow & SeatlabNFT Announce Partnership

Elrow Dubai has teamed up with SeatlabNFT as their official NFT ticketing partner for the elrow XXL festival in Dubai in 2023. This coming together will see attendees discover a new NFT-powered VIP experience when Dubai hosts the 8000-capacity elrow XXL festival in February 2023. This news comes off the back of several other highly…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Gigseekr Connects Wild Paths’ artists and Fans

Gavin Barnard, Gigseekr Chief Relations Officer, Ben Street, Wild Paths Organiser. Wild Paths, the independent conference and music festival celebrating the creative music scene in Norwich, recently partnered with Gigseekr to create a ‘platform takeover’ for their 2022 edition, so that audiences could access the timetable of events across the five days. Gigseekr’s App gave…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Music Moves Europe Awards 2023 Nominees Announced

A total of fifteen outstanding artists have been nominated for the Music Moves Europe Awards 2023. The nominees are: Amelie Siba (Czechia), CMAT (Ireland), eee gee (Denmark), Goldkimono (Netherlands), Hause Plants (Portugal), Jerry Heil (Ukraine), July Jones (Slovenia), Kids Return (France), Koikoi (Serbia), Monikaze (Lithuania), Oska (Austria), Queralt Lahoz (Spain), Sans Soucis (Italy), schmyt (Germany),…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Sunbelt and ecolibrium Partner for Live Events Climate Action

Sunbelt Rentals has welcomed ecolibrium as charity partner for 2022-23, with both organisations united around a shared commitment to support the live events industry in driving carbon emissions down and positive climate action forward with a focus on tackling the industry’s greatest environmental impact: travel. Sunbelt Rentals are serious about their commitment to lowering carbon…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Passage to Host “Knostalgia” Hip-Hop/Martial Arts Festival in the Metaverse

Passage, a platform for creating and connecting metaverse experiences, today announced Knostalgia, a hip-hop / martial arts festival in partnership with rapper Philippe Prosper (better known as “Rap Is A Martial Art”). With 3D video chat and spatialized audio, the virtual event will feature the exclusive release and performance of Rap Is A Martial Art’s…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Attend ADE as a Virtual Avatar From Anywhere in the World

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music will highlight the leading trends and technologies in the music industry as AI, web3, VR and the Metaverse take centre stage at this year’s edition, where you can even attend as a virtual avatar from anywhere in the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MDL Beast Announces World Cup ARAVIA Festival Line Up

Saudi music entertainment company, MDLBEAST, has just released the biggest names in the international and regional music scene confirmed to take the stage for ARAVIA, at Qatar’s ‘Al Rihla’ venue during the 28-day world cup season. As MDLBEAST’s first music event outside the Kingdom’s borders, ARAVIA will take place from November 21 until December 18…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Atlas Festival Organises Exclusive Nirvana Memorabilia Draw For Ukraine

In partnership with the initiative Music Saves UA founded by the Ukrainian Association of Music Events (UAME), the biggest music festival in Ukraine – Atlas Festival has created a raffle t help fund the humanitarian needs of Ukrainian victims of the Russian invasion. The main prize is a Nirvana lot consisting of an exclusive framed…
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Festival Insights NEWS: SeatlabNFT bring NFT-Enabled Tech to ADE Event

SeatlabNFT, the innovative new NFT ticketing platform disrupting the event ticketing industry, has announced a new partnership with Berlin-based talent agency The Bliss Office. The Bliss Office x SeatlabNFT collaboration is an exclusive, intimate party taking place alongside the industry-leading Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), On Friday 21st October 2022, The Bliss Office x SeatlabNFT will…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Mustard & Easol to Host ‘Future of Selling Out Festivals’ Panel in Amsterdam.

Mustard Media, the award-winning festival and events marketing agency, and Easol, the game-changing experience commerce platform, have joined forces to curate an afternoon of panel discussions to share insights and learnings from 2022 and plan for success in 2023. Experts from Mustard Media and Easol will be speaking, as well as representatives from elrow, Afro…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Selling Tickets Like It’s 2025

One of the new wave of companies offering Web 3 based solutions to the festival market is EventsFrame. We asked their head, Pavel Helstyn to outline the advanteges of utilising NFT Ticketing: How can NFT tickets be used across live sporting events, music festivals, conferences and for selling merchandise? What does this mean for the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: The Roadie Cookbook Donates All Profits For World Mental Health Day

The Roadie Cookbook has raised thousands for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for professional touring crew. The Roadie Cookbook was curated during the first lockdown by Production Manager Nick Gosling and industry friends Production Coordinator Julie Cotton, Band Assistant Athena Caramitsos, Backline Tech Rich House and industry publicist Kel Murray. The unique book showcases…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Line Up Revealed for Sustainable Event Summit

With just under two weeks to go until the Summit, all of the sessions and speakers, including thought leaders, industry experts and policy makers are confirmed. They will be sharing their insights, to inform and inspire outdoor event sustainability action, at an details filled, free to attend event. Read and download the full programme on…
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Festival Insights NEWS: CTUK Unlock Their 2022 Festival Diary

With a full-on return, working on a multitude of the UK’s largest and most popular major outdoor music events and festivals this summer has been no small feat. For CTUK it has been no different to any other supplier, it has taken a hard-working and dedicated team of skilled people to make it all happen.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Pearl Jam Headline BST Hyde Park with Audio Support from Brit Row

 BST Hyde Park returned in 2022 boasting a stellar line-up. Among the festival’s highlights were two back-to-back headline sets from grunge royalty Pearl Jam, which saw 100,000 fans gather across two nights in July. Although the band travels the world with their Rat Sound Systems stage package in tow, Britannia Row Productions was called in…
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Festival Insights NEWS: LG and Fr0ntierX Partner to Deliver Global NFT Experiences

Adding to the growing number of examples of Web 3 integration in customer experience, LG Electronics Business Solutions (LG) has announced a global partnership with Portuguese-based Non-Fungible Token (NFT) platform Fr0ntier X to deliver world-leading interactive NFT integrations and experiences on LG webOS Smart Signage. This partnership is built around Fr0ntierX’s suite of software solutions…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ESNS Expands Line Up as Focus on Spain Takes Shape

Marta Knight, one of the artists representing Catalonia at ESNS 2023 Each year ESNS highlights the best emerging acts from a different European country. This year ESNS focuses on Spain. ESNS proudly presents Focus on Spain in close collaboration with The Spanish Wave and regions of Spain like Andalucia, Basque Country, Balearics, Catalonia, Galicia, Madrid,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Wide Awake Announces First Acts, Keychange Pledge and 2023 ‘Positive Policy’

Wide Awak 2022 by Luke Dyson Wide Awake Festival,  situated in London’s Brockwell Park, has announced an incredible first wave of acts for 2023. Taking place on May 27th 2023 the festival will see the likes of Erol Alkan, A Place To Bury Strangers, Arooj Aftab, Habibi Funk, Sunset Rollercoaster, Gilla Band, Lebanon Hanover, Osees,…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MOGA – A Vibe That Created a Tribe

MOGA Essaouira, Morocco We speak to Moga Festival co-founder Matthieu Corosine about how it all came about, the nomadic nature of the series, the musical vibe, aims, and much more. Moga Festival was born in Essaouira, Morocco, but has since produced a second event which is just as widely loved in Portugal, with a third…
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Festival Insights NEWS: AGF and Edinburgh Napier Create Sustainability Toolkit for Mexican Festivals

AGF (A Greener Festival) and Edinburgh Napier Uni have collaborated with the British Council, Circle Culture project which is a fund for the development of sustainable festivals, whose main objectives are to promote cultural exchange between Mexico and the United Kingdom and strengthen the development of festivals through a sustainable culture. As part of these…
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