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Jack Daniel's Announces 2016 Festival Partnerships

Jack Daniel’s Announces 2016 Festival Partnerships

Jack Daniel’s has announced the details for it’s Jack Rocks brand partnerships at this years festivals including the likes of Liverpool Sound City, Isle of Wight Festival, Hackney Wonderland and SWN festival. Two more festivals are still yet to be announced. Michael Boaler said: “Working with venues and promoters to give a stage to great talent is something that Jack Daniel’s takes immense pride in….

Hourly Car Insurance App Launched at TGE

Hourly Car Insurance App Launched at TGE

A new car insurance app called Cuvva, targeted towards festival-goers was launched at The Great Escape last week. The app allows festival friends to share the driving responsibilities of a car that might’ve gone unused over the weekend rather than spending loads more money and hiring a car. “With Cuvva, with a few clicks you can have a friend helping with…

Drone Safety Workshops

Drone Safety Workshops

Drones are becoming a very common sight in the skies over the United Kingdom as well as at events. The Crowd Management Academy are running workshops for those interested across the UK. They already work with various events with UK who have drone issues and have designed these low cost workshops to allow events to “self-help” without having to pay consultants to…

PPL FAQ For Festival Organisers

PPL FAQ For Festival Organisers

PPL have recently put together an updated FAQ regarding PPL licences for festival organisers. “Recorded music is played at festivals in a variety of ways – by a DJ or as background music at music stages, at food stalls, bars, and restaurants, in shops, offices and pop-up venues throughout the festival site. In nearly all circumstances a festival will require…

AIM Awards Entries Now Open

AIM Awards Entries Now Open

The AIM Independent Music awards are now accepting nominations for this year’s gongs. Categories include Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band or Artist and the Golden Welly for Best Independent Festival. Previous winners of the Golden Welly include LeeFest, Barn On The Farm, Brainchild, In The Woods and Bearded Theory. You’ve got until the 24th May to get your entries in and…

Glastonbury to Stage Fallow Festival, Not a Relocation

Glastonbury to Stage Fallow Festival, Not a Relocation

There’s been many rumours over the past few weeks about whether Glastonbury would be moving site in the next few years. Emily Eavis has publicly squashed these rumours on BBC stating that the event won’t be moving site but during the fallow year in 2018 or 2019, the whole team behind Glastonbury will be putting on a separate festival in a…

Petition to enforce the Consumer Rights Act and protect fans from touts

Petition to enforce the Consumer Rights Act and protect fans from touts

AIF are supporting the petition to “Enforce the Consumer Rights Act to protect music, arts and sport fans from touts”. The premise is as follows: “Fans have been ripped off by tickets touts for too long. We want to send a strong message to Government that something decisive must be done. Enforcing the law would be a good start!” You…

MP Calls For Flares & Fireworks To Be Banned From UK Festivals & Venues

MP Calls For Flares & Fireworks To Be Banned From UK Festivals & Venues

This week in Parliament, MP Nigel Adams proposed a blanket ban on flares, fireworks and smoke bombs at all gigs & festivals in the UK. The House of Commons (House of Common Sense) passed this motion which would make it illegal for all fans to carry any sort of pyrotechnics into music venues, including outdoor festivals. This is already the…

The Physical Network & We Represent Become Street Team

The Physical Network & We Represent Become Street Team

The Physical Network and We Represent have just announced their official rebranding and team up as Street Team. The rebranding comes just in time for a rollout of new and improved software aimed at music festivals and events and the broader live entertainment space. Their industry customers already lined up for 2016 include Bonnaroo, Bestival, Wireless and Download. New product…

Boundary Brighton Set To Debut This September

Boundary Brighton Set To Debut This September

Brighton is set to debut a brand new festival called Boundary Brighton this September comprised of four stages/venues hosted by the cities’ leading music institutions – The Arch, Concorde 2, The Victorian Bandstand and Patterns. It will also host a vintage fair alongside the International DJs and live acts. ‘Boundary Brighton hopes to create an event synonymous with Brighton and…

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