Should you visit the Festival & Outdoor Events Show?

Visit for more details! With the Festival & Outdoor Events Show coming up on 27 September at the Jockey Club’s Sandown Park Racecourse, should you be visiting?

EventFlash UK: Clarion sold, Confex up, Security firm investigated

EventFlash UK, brought to you by LiveBuzz, is the only weekly video events bulletin. In this weeks’ news round up: – Clarion Events sold to Blackstone – International Confex audited figures shows visitor increase – Security firm under investigation for fraud – Event weather: BrickLive at ExCel, MCM Comic Con at Manchester Central

Division of diversity

On the discussion of equality within the industry, Access chats to the people who know first hand how this should be tackled Paul Reed GENERAL MANAGER, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT FESTIVALS “I’m confident that the industry has the power to work collectively to break down barriers” It’s important to acknowledge that diversity is already 
a conversation

Association of Independent Festivals announces Festival Congress 2017

Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its annual event will return to Cardiff for its fourth year in October. The Festival Congress will play host to an incredible ‘Pseudoscience’ theme, set to play homage to the nonsensical and weird experiments made by scientists and festival promoters alike. The standout event will be led by

Investigation into ‘fake security’ at UK festivals

A security firm is under investigation for allegedly supplying cloned badges to unlicensed stewards at UK festivals. The firm LS Armour Security Ltd, based in South Wales, is currently under investigation by The Security Industry Authority (SIA) following a check, the BBC reports. In a statement, an SIA spokesman said: “This type of unlawful conduct

Introducing Festout

The Festival and Outdoor Events Show organisers give you an insight to their debut event this autumn The Festival and Outdoor Events Show is the brand new show launching by the organisers of the Event Production Show and the publishers of Access All Areas. Taking place at Sandown Park in Surrey on 27–28 September, the event

30 million people attend live events in 2016

More than 30 million people attended live music events in 2016 according to UK Music. In 2016, audience of live events has risen by 12 per cent, increasing the number of people to 30.9m. The figures were released by UK Music, the organisation that annually compiles the report. Wish You Were Here 2017 shows the increases and declines in the industry as

Beside the seaside

In a city fully celebrating the weird and wonderful, the great escape shows Access exactly what it has to offer for music After arriving in her hometown of Brighton, only to be greeted by the pouring of the rain alongside the coast and the sentimental scent of fish, chips and seaweed, this Access reporter was filled

Visitor registration to the Festival and Outdoor Events Show is now underway

With just twelve weeks until the Festival and Outdoor Events Show opens its doors, visitor registration is now open. The Festival and Outdoor Events Show is a brand new event, brought to you by Mash Media – the organisers of the Event Production Show and the publisher of Access All Areas. Taking place at Sandown

Historical Royal Palaces announces record year for events

The Historic Royal Palaces events team has announced record achievements in its latest financial year. The events department for

The Fair announces record year

With five new additions to the production team, two new starters in the Health & Safety division in the last 6

Arena Group to List on London Stock Exchange

Arena Group, the international turnkey event design and delivery business has announced it will be listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange. The company is raising a total of approximately £60m from UK and international institutional investors and listing will help fund the future growth plans of the business. Arena Group provides managed solutions from concept


Access speaks to the CEO of Freedomes Adam Lyczakowski on the company’s forward thinking of temporary structures Tell us a little more about Freedomes We provide event domes, exclusive and unique structures that create an incredible sense of space. Our dome tents offer a particularly ingenious solution for live events due to their elegant yet modern

Tickets please

Access speaks to five ticketing companies on the influence of tech and the issues in the secondary market Behind the excitement of purchasing a ticket for an event or a festival, ticketing companies are advising and leading the industry. Without the secure sales of music and live event tickets or the support from ticketing associations combating

Glastonbury accused of exploiting zero hour contract workers

Glastonbury Festival has been accused of firing 600 zero hour contract workers from Europe, two days into the job. The organisers were said to have employed 700 people to collect litter at the festival for two weeks but most had their contracts cut short and were left stranded in Somerset two weekends ago (21–26 June). The

Drug testing scheme awaiting final approval

The drug testing scheme set to launch at UK festivals this year, led by Reading and Leeds Festival organiser Melvin Benn, is currently waiting on the Home Office to issue a special licence before the plans can go ahead. The test runs for the scheme took place last year at Secret Garden Party and Kendal Calling. Benn is