“We are entering an era of massive uncertainty”: Event profs react to Brexit

The UK woke up today to the reality of Brexit. With a 52 per cent majority, Vote Leave is celebrating a successful campaign that will see England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland leave the European Union. Access spoke to members of the events industry to gauge the temperature of the room. While some, such as

Serious Stages supplies Download

Serious Stages supplied staging and ancillary structures to the 13th Download Festival, which took place on 10-12 June. More than 100 heavy metal and rock bands, including Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, perfomed to around 80,000 fans. Serious designed and menufacturered the main stage, which was renamed the ‘Lemmy Stage’ in honour of the

Increased turnover for the SECC

The SECC has reported increased turnover and EBITDA for the year ending 31 March 2016.

London Pride 2016 emphasises unity after Orlando and Brexit

Members of the LGBT community and their allies marched from Soho to Whitehall on 25 June for the

Boucher Road Playing Fields named new Belfast Euro Fan Zone

site beside Titanic Belfast.

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Euro 2016 games will be shown at Boucher Road Playing Fields this weekend

Hire Space reaches crowdfunding target ahead of deadline

Online venue marketplace Hire Space has hit its £500,000 target in less than six weeks after launching a

AIF announces Festival Congress dates

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the dates and first speakers of its 2016 Festival Congress. The annual gathering of festival delegates, now in its third year, will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre on 1-2 November. The Festival Congress Awards will take place at The Depot Warehouse on the first night

Glastonbury festivalgoers affected by heavy traffic

Festivalgoers heading to Glastonbury this morning are experiencing delays and heavy traffic due to wet weather and ground

NOEA Convention confirms first speaker: James Heappey MP

James Heappey MP (pictured above), chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Events industry, will speak at this year’s National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Industry Awards and Convention, taking place 24 November. The annual convention and awards will return to the Roman Baths and Pump rooms, Bath for a second year and will

Kipling’s #wemakehappy initiative comes to the South Bank

Creative agency WONDER has helped fashion brand Kipling launch its new global initiative #wemakehappy. The aim of the

America’s Cup Portsmouth debuts interactive hospitality

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Portsmouth 2016 has announced details of their new interactive corporate

Twickenham transformed into American football pitch

American football fans have been given a preview of Twickenham’s pitch ahead of the NFL game between the

Mash Media co-locates office* with existing portfolio

Mash Media has announced that office* will co-locate alongside International Confex, The Event Production Show and The PA Show at Olympia on 1-2 March 2017.

GLD announces contracts with HPower and IMG Golf

Event furniture supplier GLD Productions has announced a four-year contract with The HPower Group and a three-year contract

West Midlands generates £7m increase in music tourism

Music tourism in the West Midlands generated £271m in 2014, a new report by UK Music has revealed.

New commission opportunity announced for disabled artists

The Northern Festivals Network and Unlimited Impact have invited disabled artists and companies producing disability-led projects to request

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