Tag: business

Festival Insights NEWS: Skiddle reports most successful year to date with 30% growth across business

UK: Event guide and ticketing outlet, Skiddle, has experienced its most successful year to date, reporting a 30% increase in turnover, gross ticket sales of £60 million and a record-breaking 3.5 million tickets sold – a 22.5% increase on 2017. The organisation will be celebrating its 18th birthday in May 2019, having consistently and organically […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Britain is open for business? Not for African artists coming to Womad | Ian Birrell | Opinion

Moonchild Sanelly oozes star quality. When musicians from Africa Express – the organisation I co-founded – went to South Africa earlier this year to make some recordings, they were blown away by her. A huge mop of blue hair, an engaging personality and distinctive vocals, she ended up on so many tracks that one visitor […]

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NME Festival blog: Barney The Dinosaur actor now runs a tantric sex business

The actor who previously portrayed popular kids character Barney The Dinosaur now runs a business specialising in tantric sex and massages, a new interview has revealed. David Joyner, who is described as a “tantra massage specialist and spiritual healer”, was responsible for the physical portrayal of the purple dinosaur from 1991 to 2001 (the character was […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: PlayPass expands team; elected ‘Most Promising Business of the Year’ by Flemish Government

BELGIUM: RFID technology provider PlayPass has been awarded the ‘Most Promising Business Of The Year’ accolade by the Flemish Government, in recognition of its rapid international growth. Flemish Minister of Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport, Philippe Muyters, handed over the prize to David De Wever, CEO and co-founder of PlayPass. This achievement crowns a milestone […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: James Turner joins ID&C to grow UK & European business

UK: Secure credentials & RFID wristband specialist ID&C has bolstered its team with the appointment of James Turner as VP of Sales EMEA. James will be based in ID&C’s UK office with a goal to develop the company’s client base and continue to grow its reputation as the market leader across Europe. Turner is well […]

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