NOEA president steps down

Richard Limb, president of the National Outdoor Event Association (NOEA), has stepped down after 13 years in the role. He leaves following the NOEA conference and awards, which saw Michael Eavis (pictured left) win the association’s inaugural ‘I Award’ or his work creating Glastonbury festival. Vice president Andy Grove will assume the position of president

Entry deadline extended for EPAs

The deadline for the Event Production Awards has been extended to 9 December due to popular demand. The awards, which take place on 1 March 2017 at Lancaster London, will celebrate the people working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the events industry thrives: the suppliers. Entries have been flooding in for the 18 award

Entry call for 2017 Event Production Awards

The Event Production Awards (EPAs) 2017, which will take place on 1 March at the Lancaster London Hotel, are now open for entries. For 2017, the awards will be returning to their roots and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the industry – the suppliers. Entries are free and the full list of

In the pub with…Harry Guthrie

The director of Harry Guthrie Event Production talks floods in Dubai, hand drawn stage plans and the future of festivals. I did my first firework display when I was 15 – it was just about safe. I was interested in the theatre from the age of about 12. My dad works for the BBC so

Tellin’ Stories

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess talks coffee, festival memories and his favourite gig in an exclusive conversation with Access.

Dinosaurs in the Wild heads to Birmingham and Manchester

Dinosaurs are setting up home at the NEC and EventCity next year as part of a new immersive show combining theatre, theme park fun and scientific research launches.   Created by the producers behind dinosaur production Walking with Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs in the Wild will take up residence at the Birmingham venue from 24 June to

T in the Park 2017 cancelled

T in the Park organiser DF Concerts has announced that the 2017 edition of the festival will not be taking place, due in part to the ‘mammoth’ move to Strathallan Castle in 2015. The festival, which began in 1994, was forced to move from its original site in Balado, Kinross after a ‘prolonged fight’ with

New research released at Sustainable Events Summit

Event industry non-profit Positive Impact launched its sustainability report at the Sustainable Events Summit on 21 November. The report found that while brands understood the importance of sustainability, it was not necessary being carried all the way through to event delivery. Around 61 per cent of report respondents said that they thought the environment was

Entries for EPAs close in one week!

The one-week countdown has begun until entries for the Event Production Awards close for the 2017 celebration. On 30 November, event profs will no longer be able to enter the awards, and the list of nominees will be passed on to the esteemed judging panel. The awards, which take place on 1 March 2017 at

Mecco caters for Barclays ATP Finals

Catering company Mecco provided meals for more than 6,000 hospitality guests throughout the week long Barclay’s ATP World Tour Finals on 13-20 November.   The tournament, which took place at The O2, marked the end of the 2016 men’s professional tennis season. British tennis champion Andy Murray triumphed over rival Novak Djokovic to retain his

Fabric nightclub to reopen

Fabric nightclub, which was closed down in September of this year after the deaths of two clubbers, has reached a settlement with Islington Council. After the club’s closure, more than £320,000 was raised in an online fundraising campaign. In a statement posted on the Fabric Facebook page, the club’s owners said: We are hugely thankful to

EPS confirms 2017 partnerships

The Event Production Show (EPS), the show for the live and outdoor events industry, has announced it will continue partnerships with NOEA, the Production Services Association and Major Events International in 2017.

The front line

Two event security professionals talk drugs, terror attacks and the need for good manners.

The industry must clean up its act, says Stuart Cain

Stuart Cain, managing director at The Ticket Factory, says action needs to be taken now to stop future generations of fans missing out due to ticket touts.

O2 Academy Brixton celebrates Bowie

  An ensemble of top musicians, friends and former band members will gather at the O2 Academy Brixton

Culture committee to hold ticket tout session

The Culture, Media & Sport Committee, which is made up of UK MPs from across the political spectrum, will examine the issue of ticket touting at a session on 15 November.   The committee was created to monitor the policy, administration and expenditure of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies.