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A Greener Festival Award Winners For 2016

A Greener Festival Award Winners For 2016

25 festivals across 13 countries awarded for in 2016. 10th year of the Greener Festival Awards Tougher standards raise the bar and challenge events. Awards presented at EPIC, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Netherlands. A Greener Festival (AGF) have announced all 25 winners of the Greener Festival Award since the schemes relaunch in 2016. These are the first events to receive this prestigious…

Festival Vision 2025: Meeting At The Festival Supplier Awards

Festival Vision 2025: Meeting At The Festival Supplier Awards

Powerful Thinking and Julie’s Bicycle will hold the first Festival Vision:2025 Meeting at The Festival Suppliers Awards on the 26th Jan. The meeting will bring together 30 plus Vision Festivals, events that have pledged to work together for a more sustainable festival industry, to shape the future of the 10-year Vision, and take part in professional skills workshops for their onward…

ILMC Bursary Scheme & Festival Summit Day

ILMC Bursary Scheme & Festival Summit Day

ILMC are promoting their bursary scheme for the third year to give young professionals and start-up companies an opportunity to attend and participate in ILMC for the first time. If you’d like to find out more and apply head here. The deadline to apply is the 27th January, successful applicants will be notified in the first week of February. More information about ILMC can…

New Tent Watch Initiative

New Tent Watch Initiative

Tent Watch is a creative campaign that has proven to significantly lower theft at festivals. Incubated and honed at Shambala festival over two years, the fun and effective combination of audience interactions, signage and messaging contributed to reducing tent thefts by 90%. The energetic team behind the initiative is now ready to offer their services to other AIF events in…

Falls Festival Crowd Crush - Incident Response

Falls Festival Crowd Crush – Incident Response

Falls Festival which is owned by Secret Sounds (recently acquired by Live Nation) operates three festivals in three cities simultaneously over the new year period: Marion Bay – Tasmania, Byron Bay – New South Wales and Lorne – Victoria. The success of this year’s festivals was tainted with a very serious crowd crush at the Victorian event. Around 80 attendees were injured…

New Festival For Torquay - Grinagog

New Festival For Torquay – Grinagog

The creative geniuses behind Glastonbury Festival’s Shangri-La zone, Bestival’s Caravanserai, Boomtown’s Ballroom Stage and Wilderness’ Carousel have announced the launch of a new festival in Torquay called Grinagog. The event is promising 15 stages and 200 acts across all sorts of genres. The event will take place in various venues around Torquay from  7-9th April 2017. The mayor of Torbay said ‘through…

Cashless Code Of Conduct Consultation

Cashless Code Of Conduct Consultation

Due to the rapid rise and interest in cashless technology at festivals, NCASS has initiated a month-long consultation for a ‘Cashless Code of Practice, with the aim of getting the COP in place in time for the 2017 events season’. Mark Laurie, director at NCASS said “This code will hopefully provide the clarity and peace of mind required for RFID technology…

More Live Nation Acquisitions

More Live Nation Acquisitions

Live Nation have acquired 3 more festivals in the past few weeks including Secret Sounds’ Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass in Australia and Sweden Rock festival in Sweden. 2016 has seen them publicly announce seven major global acquisitions in territories all around the world including France, Greece, South Africa, Canada and Australia. Their festival portfolio is now comprised of 80…

Industry Green Survey 2016

Industry Green Survey 2016

Powerful Thinking, with the support of the AIF and the AFO, have launched the second annual industry survey focused on sustainable practices at UK festivals. A year on from the release of the seminal environmental report, The Show Must Go On, and the launch of Festival Vision: 2025, Powerful Thinking will publish a report in December based on the results from this…

Larmer Tree Festival Taking A Year Off in 2017

Larmer Tree Festival Taking A Year Off in 2017

Larmer Tree Festival have just announced that they will be taking a year off in 2017 after hosting a successful 26th festival this year. “After a truly amazing 26th festival, which we were all incredibly proud of, we have made the very difficult decision that we and the festival need to take a year off in 2017 to fully refresh…

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