Tag: event

Festival Insights NEWS: Five Things You Need To Know When Hiring Event Staff

Paul Campbell is the founder and director of the Purple Patch Group, a business that started life as an event agency in London over 10 years ago. If you’re operating as an event agency in London, then you’re likely no stranger to hiring event staff. When it comes to this aspect of event planning, there […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Woodstock 50 music festival officially cancelled weeks before event | Music

The troubled Woodstock 50th anniversary music festival planned for August was officially canceled on Wednesday, with organizers blaming a series of “unforeseen setbacks”. The three-day festival, meant to mark the 50th anniversary of the famed 1969 celebration of peace and music, was planned for 16-18 August. Greg Peck, principal of Woodstock 50, said an “unfortunate […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Reporting on Glastonbury 2019: ‘it’s a cultural event unlike any other’ | Membership

Drenched in sweat, dancing inside a cage to propulsive disco-house surrounded by toned young men, the thought suddenly hits me: we’ve got to make a newspaper tomorrow. This sort of thing happens all too easily at Glastonbury – a tequila toast to the headliner turns into a wander to a dance tent, and before you […]

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The Guardian festival blog: Festival overdose victim took multiple pills before event ‘to avoid police detection’ | Australia news

Alex Ross-King, 19, who died from a drug overdose at a music festival in New South Wales in January, took an unusually high amount of MDMA before arriving at the venue because she was afraid of being caught with the drugs by police. On Monday the NSW coroner’s court heard Ross-King, from the NSW central […]

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NME Festival blog: Endgame’ re-released in cinemas this week for ‘Bring Back’ event – plus, free posters!

And viewers can get their mitts on an official ‘Endgame: Bring Back’ poster…. Avengers: Endgame is being re-released in participating cinemas this week with a new scene, post-credit surprises, and merchandise for lucky fans. The Marvel blockbuster has for months vied with Avatar (2009) for the title of the biggest ever worldwide box office record. As […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Amsterdam Dance Event announces France as 2019 focus country

Photo credit: Tom Doms NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Dance Event has appointed France as its main focus country for 2019. In addition to multiple events across ADE’s extensive conference and festival programme, a major part of 2019’s proceedings will be the French get together at the ADE Guesthouse. On October 17, De Balie will be transformed into […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Event Genius delivers record breaking cashless weekend

Photographer: www.lukedyson.com UK: The early May bank holiday weekend saw Event Genius record its busiest ever cashless weekend, becoming the first UK company to service four cashless events simultaneously, across two countries. By using Event Genius Pay, fans attending Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival (Malta), Forbidden Forest (UK), Pier Jam (UK) and Chelmsford Racecourse […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s what went down when The National did a fancy film/gig/talk event at London’s Royal Festival Hall

The Golden Age of The National may only now be approaching To celebrate the upcoming launch of The National’s project ‘I Am Easy To Find’, which comprises their eighth album and an accompanying film made by 20th Century Women director Mike Mills, the band announced a series of ‘A Special Evening With…’ events across the […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: BPM Festival goes cashless as part of 5-year ticketing deal with Event Genius

PORTUGAL: BPM Festival has signed a five-year deal that sees it join a growing list of festivals choosing to go cashless with Event Genius. The deal sees the world-famous electronic music showcase take advantage of the Leeds based company’s award-winning cashless solution, Event Genius Pay, as part of an end-to-end service that will also provide […]

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NME Festival blog: Ja Rule wants to host another “iconic” event despite failure of Fyre Festival

“In the midst of chaos is chance.” Ja Rule has revealed how he hopes to stage another “iconic” event, despite the catastrophic failure of Fyre Festival. The rap mogul was heavily involved in the ill-fated 2017 event, which saw wealthy festival-goers becoming marooned in the Bahamas after a lack of basic provisions saw it descend […]

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