Mojo Barriers supplies 1,300+ metres of barriers to V Fest

This year saw the 14th anniversary of Mojo Barriers’ continued work at both V Festival sites. The festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, took place last weekend (22-23 August). As one of Mojo Barriers’ largest annual events, V Festival organisers entrusted them with supplying over 700m of stage barrier to ensure crowd safety

Ticketscript, Skiddle and The Ticket Factory talk ticketing technology

Rob Williams (director of technology and innovation, The Ticket Factory), Jason Thomas (CCO, Ticketscript) and Ben Sebborn (owner, Skiddle) talk to Access, in a frank discussion about the pros and cons of new technology How is new technology changing the ticketing industry? Rob Williams: Ironically, it might actually remove physical tickets – or at least

Showsec helps keep crime down at V Festival

Showsec worked on V Festival’s 20th birthday celebration this past weekend (22-23 August) at the annual festival in Staffordshire. The crowd management and event security company provided their services at Weston Park for festivalgoers, working in close collaboration with the Staffordshire police to reduce crime at V Fest. “It’s been a hugely successful event for

Festival Republic to trial campsite waste project at Reading

Festival Republic, the Knowledge Transfer Network and Julie’s Bicycle are trialling a campsite waste project at Reading Festival 2015. The project will test festivalgoers’ interest in additional camping services, such as tent cleaning and packing away, designed to add value to tents and camping equipment, encouraging festivalgoers to treat their equipment better and ultimately take

Blog: Aggreko on minimising noise pollution at events

In this exclusive blog, David de Behr, head of events at Aggreko, discusses the steps that can be taken to minimise noise pollution for the events industry  The sporting and entertainment event industries are constantly evolving to meet consumer demands. Each year we expect bigger and better: larger screens in stadia, faster Wi-Fi connections, brighter

Civil Aviation Authority imposes event restrictions

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has placed new restrictions on flying displays following the Shoreham Air Show disaster. The organisation, which is currently reviewing air shows following the crash that occurred on 22 August, has put in place temporary measures for future air shows. The CAA took steps to ensure no further flights were made

PRG joins events industry to back Government apprenticeship scheme

PRG has announced its participation in the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Trailblazer scheme. The Government has promised to deliver

ISES appoints new international president

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has elected Jodi Collen CSEP as its new international president for the 2015/16 year. Collen (pictured) was inaugurated at the international association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Director of event & conference planning at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Collen is a previous president of

Blackout supplies rigging and drapes for Film4 Summer Screen events

Blackout is working with Somerset House to supply rigging and drapes for this year’s Summer Series and Film4 Summer Screen events, July – August 2015. Blackout worked alongside production manager Jon Howes, within a team of contractors, who year-on-year collaborate with the venue’s management and sponsors. The team work to facilitate both events and aid

Moving Venue by Smart reveals LSO St Luke’s Christmas offerings

LSO St Luke’s, in Old Street, will work with Moving Venue by Smart to offer Christmas parties this

Skiddle debuts new RapidScan app

Events guide and ticket agent Skiddle has announced the launch of the RapidScan app which will “transform the

Utopium provides lighting for BoomTown Fair

Utopium Lighting lit up ten stages at this year’s BoomTown Fair, which took place at Matterley Estate in Hampshire from the 13-16 August 2015. This is the fifth year running that Utopium has supplied its lighting and rigging for the event, which is well known for its imaginatively themed cityscape. Utopium provided lighting and rigging

Brighton i360 reveals event space information

The Brighton i360 is taking its event spaces to market promising an “exciting new beach-side flexible event space for corporate events and meetings”. The giant glass viewing pod will hold 192 people with catering for a reception, 96 for dinner and 156 people in a theatre-style set up. The beach building at the base of

Plug in: GL Events toasts to Formula E

Formula E’s first season races into its London finale, giving the capital a case of electric fever. For all the adrenaline-pumping excitement of Formula 1 racing, it has to be said that all those cars zooming around tracks across the globe isn’t exactly great for the environment. FIA bosses have smartly mitigated their vehicular money