Tag: Insights

Festival Insights NEWS: Government Publishes Response to Spiking Report, NTIA & UKDSA Comment.

Pic: Scott Warman@Unsplash The Home Affairs Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report on spiking. The report warned that spiking would remain an invisible crime unless more was done…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Wide Skies and Butterflies Cancelled, Producer Ceases Trading

Pictured for last year’s launch: Abbie Panks, Lord Tom Raynham, Gilly the dog, Samira Williams, Sam Booker and Tom Branston. Credit- Eastern Daily Press The first ever Wide Skies and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Tomorrowland, adidas and RBFA Partner in Football Inspired LOVE Collection

Tomorrowland, adidas, the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) and Tomorrowland have joined forces to present a LOVE capsule collection designed to reach football and festival fans around the world. The collection…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip announced as new AIF Chair

New AIF Chair, Matthew Phillip The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has appointed Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip as its new Chair.  Phillip is the CEO of Carnival Village…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Exit Enters NFT Ticketing Space With NFT-Tix.

EXIT Festival, the two-time winner of Best Major European Festival, will be the first major music event in the world to use blockchain technology to sell NFT tickets for a…
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Festival Insights NEWS: 2022 Marks 15th Consecutive Sell Out For Beat-Herder

Beat-Herder Festival has sold out for the fifteenth consecutive year.  After a tough two-year hiatus, with heart-breaking beck-to-back postponements, the festival is back for its very first four-day event (14-17 July) celebrating its…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Brand New ‘Global Touring’ Festival to Launch in Brazil in 2023

The Ethernyum Project will hold a FESTIVAL MILLENNIUM, one of the biggest music events ever produced in Brazil, with an innovative, thematic, and scenographic concept inspired by the old and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Launches Industry Diversity Survey

The UK Music Workforce Diversity Survey tracks progress to boost diversity and inclusion in the UK’s music industry.  Led by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce, the survey focuses on those who…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Volta XR’s immersive visual experience playing a pivotal role at the Gas Tower & Greenpeace stage during Glastonbury 2022

Free, self-service XR creation platform Volta XR is to play a vital role in heightening the experience of many festival goers at this year’s Glastonbury. Already being used by artists…
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Festival Insights NEWS: First Female-Founded Ents Company in Middle East Agrees Multi-Million Dollar Funding

IAM Entertainment co-founder, Sonal Vara-Parmar A consortium of investors led by Abbey Road Investment Group agrees funding for IAM Entertainment, to fuel new inflow of live shows, movie & TV…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Glasto. 2072, £78,000 a Ticket.

In a valiant attempt to make insurance interesting, musical and musician insurers, Insure4Music analysed some data recently and found that Glastonbury tickets could cost more than £78,000 by 2072. Already…
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Festival Insights NEWS: All Access Anonymous Ignites Verified Network For Music Promoters

The founders of soon-to-be-launched All Access Anonymous are claiming that they will bring new transparency, funding, and structure to independent promoters, whom they believe to be the true creators of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MDLBeast – Driving the Diversity Agenda in Saudi

MDLBeast Strategy Director, Nada Alhelabi From zero to several hundred thousand in one event in 2019 is an impressive start, but Soundstorm has provided the means for promoters MDLBeast to…
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Festival Insights NEWS: MFor Festival Postponed Until 2023

Organisers of Swindon’s Mfor Festival today announced the postponement of the2022 event. “The festival, scheduled for 29th and 30th July 2022 has been hit by the cost-of-livingcrisis and the event…
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Festival Insights NEWS: FR Plug Into Green Grid Festival Power

Festival Republic have announced that they are to fund a new research project within Music Declares Emergency. The project aims to drive grid connections to UK festivals and begin the transition…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Cellar Door Moon Crow – Festivals from a grassroots band perspective.

Cellar Door Moon Crow. Phil (L) and Tommy (R). Download gave us the chance to chat with Cellar Door Moon Crow about 2022, all it has brought so far and…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Hebcelt Pioneers Locally Produced Green Hydrogen

International music festival, HebCelt, has announced its 25th anniversary event will be significantly powered by locally-produced green hydrogen. The Islands Stage in the main arena area will use the zero-emissions…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Yard Act Are Most Booked Festival Act This Summer

With the summer festival season fully underway, the ESNS Exchange results provide an overview of the most promising European emerging acts of the moment. ESNS Exchange, the European talent exchange…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Cro Cro Land Returns to Deliver Gender Equality

Groundbreaking music festival Cro Cro Land returns after a two-year hiatus to bring its signature mash-up of queer, non-binary, and straight artists to Croydon, with gender equality at its heart. …
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Festival Insights NEWS: Download Wraps Triumphant Return, Announces Extra Day for 2023 Anniversary Celebration.

Kiss’s final UK show, Iron Maiden’s masterclass and a Sunday headline set from Biffy Clyro were the headline grabbers, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, an hour of pure, unadulterated rock…
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Festival Insights NEWS: TEST FEST RETURNS – FUN-RAISING NOT FUNDRAISING

After a two-year gap due to the pandemic, the popular music festival Test Fest is back! Event organisers It’s in the Bag are getting ready for this brilliant festival which…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Mustard Media win Best Use of Paid Social in the Campaign Tech Awards

Mustard MD Robert Masterson, before ordering reinforced brackets for awards shelf. Following on from their hat trick success at the Eventex Awards, Mustard Media have won the Best use of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: WOODZSTOCK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR SPONSOR

A music charity created to improve access to the music industry for young people in the Highlands and Islands has announced its sponsorship of a stage at the growing music…
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Festival Insights NEWS: UK Music Supports Campaign to Keep Festivals and Gigs Safe

UK Music is supporting Counter Terrorism Policing’s initiative this summer to help music fans enjoy gigs and events this summer.  The #BeSafeBeSound campaign was created in 2019 with the aim…
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Festival Insights NEWS: James Dean Events – Cider, Sausages and the Road to Success

The world is full of rags to riches stories, but in the world of festivals, there are perhaps more stories of fortunes heading the other direction. As the classic gag…
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Festival Insights NEWS: New Open Air Festival to Debut in Cyprus

Not Rhyll BeOn1x Open Mind Music Festival, is set to change the musical landscape of Cyprus forever, with its much anticipated initial events from 23rd – 25th September and 30th…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Train Strikes – Industry Bodies React

People not actually getting on a train. Photo by Ant Rozetsky @ Unsplash Unless you were stuck in a foreign airport with a suntan and a dead mobile, you’ll have…
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Festival Insights NEWS: The O2: Arena Gets Greener With Announcement of New Measures

Not a festival, but definitely an entertainment venue striving to lower its environmental impact, The O2, which is owned and operated by AEG Europe, has today announced a series of…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Industry urged to back new women’s leadership programme, Music Leaders Network launching in September 2022

Respected music industry educators Remi Harris and Tamara Gal-On are delighted to announce the latest iteration of their hugely successful women’s leadership development programme, the Music Leaders Network. Beginning in…
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Festival Insights NEWS: XTIXS announces first disruptive Defi-Funded event in partnership with GET Protocol

In what they describe as an historic moment for the e-ticketing industry, scalable and boutique ticketing solution XTIXS in partnership with GET Protocol today announced a new, disruptive decentralised finance (DeFi) funded event when…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Steve Jenner launches Web3/NFT initiative to bolster revenue for festivals

After 7 years with PlayPass (merged with Weezevent in 2020) and a decade pushing RFID cashlesswristband technology into the festival market, Festival Awards co-founder Jenner has launched his own venture…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Mixed Reality & Game Engines: Why you should be using this technology for your festival

The Author – Mitchell Bayer-Goldman Mitchell Bayer-Goldman is Co-founder and COO of Volta XR, here he he discusses how performances can be enhanced by the application of existing technology. Festival…
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Festival Insights NEWS: ADE & Antler launch Startup Competition with the chance to win €100K investment

ADE 2021 Amsterdam Dance Event and gobal early-stage venture capital investor Antler join forces to launch a competition in which the most innovative startup is worth a €100K investment plus…
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Festival Insights NEWS: CyberLive aims to reinvent the live music experience in the Metaverse

Other worlds are available. Set to launch later in 2022, CyberLive is, according to its founders, here to change the future of live online entertainment. Its unique CyberLive Coin ($CYLIV)…
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Festival Insights NEWS: FAC Starts Petition Urging PRS to reconsider funding cuts to PRS Foundation

Dave, one of many artists helped by the PRS Foundation. The Featured artists Coalition (FAC) has launched a petition to urge UK collecting society, PRS for Music to reconsider its…
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Festival Insights NEWS: NTIA Survey Shows Devastating Impact of Cost Inflation on Night Time Economy Businesses

NTIA head, Michael Kill. NTIA Survey Shows Devastating Impact of Cost Inflation on Night Time Economy Businesses Following extensive research carried out by the NTIA into over 200 businesses within…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Reducing the loo queue this festival season

As some festivals return for the first time in two years, it’s important to consider how you can support your favourite festival and the environment, while still enjoying your weekend.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: NTIA Appoints Sacha Lord as Chair of the Board of Directors

The NTIA Board recently unanimously appointed Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Advisor for Greater Manchester and Co-Founder of Parklife and The Warehouse Project, as Chair of the Board of Directors.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: All Party Parliamentary Group on Music Elects New Chair

MPs and Peers have elected Kevin Brennan MP as the new Chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music.  With more than 100 members, the group is one…
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Festival Insights NEWS: How to Create Your Next Event With Sustainability In Mind

When it comes to planning any kind of event, there is a lot for you to think about. Whilst you might be thinking about refreshments, music, and décor, how much…
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