Live Nation partners with Snapchat

Live Nation is partnering with Snapchat to cover music festivals around the UK and Europe with its ‘Live

EPS spotlights event SMEs with new competition

Access All Areas has teamed up with the Event Production Show (EPS) to help small businesses keen to get more exposure in the events industry. New businesses with less than £1m in turnover can enter to win a 3m x 2m shell scheme stand at EPS 2017, which will come with a basic furniture package

“Rio is our client”: Setting up shop at Rio 2016

With just eight days until the Rio Olympics and just over a month until the Paralympics, event profs from all over the world are gearing up for a very busy six weeks. One such event prof is Nigel Peters, founder of London-based event production company NP+Co. Inspired by what he thinks of as a missed opportunity

EVCOM to hold Brexit strategy day

EVCOM, the association for the live event and visual communication industry, has announced it will run a Brexit

New board members for Creative Scotland

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs has announced the appointment of four new members to Creative Scotland’s board.

Castle projection to open Edinburgh International Festival

A deep time-themed spectacular will open next month’s Edinburgh International Festival, celebrating the city’s ancient history. ‘Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time’ will see production company 59 Productions project an animated narrative onto Edinburgh Castle on 7 August. Mclcreate and Blue-i Theatre Technology will deliver the technical support and equipment for the job. A total

Showforce and Stage Wolves join forces

Event support specialist Showforce Services Ltd has announced a collaboration with crewing company Stage Wolves. The two businesses

Me, Myself & I: Joel Crouch

Eventbrite’s new general manager for the UK & Ireland talks wearable tech, the future of Facebook and the industry’s move to online. EXPERIENCE ECONOMY Eventbrite is using technology to make a massive impact on both how organisers manage their events and how consumers find interesting ones to attend. I’ve always been a fan of live

G4S to run government discrimination helpline

The Equality Advisory and Support Services (EASS) helpline has been awarded to G4S following a recommendation by a House of Lords committee.

Horse of the Year Show returns to Genting Arena

Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) has confirmed a contract with Birmingham’s Genting Arena until the show’s 70th

Tech expo for inaugural Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

The first ever Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival, presented by Riverside Studios, will celebrate the worlds of arts, entertainment

No go for Pokémon at Peterborough Arena

Peterborough Arena has called for the geocaching game Pokémon Go to be turned off at the East of

PlayPass to deliver fourth cashless Standon Calling

Standon Calling has appointed PlayPass for its RFID cashless payment system at this year’s event. The Hertfordshire-based festival,

First-ever FOLD Festival goes cashless

London’s FOLD Festival became the latest UK fest to introduce cashless technology earlier this summer (24-26 June). Global

Secret Garden Party scheme offers ‘safe’ drug testing

Secret Garden Party festival has become the latest in the UK to let festivalgoers test class A drugs without

“We take this very seriously”: AIF, Secret Garden Party release statement on festival safety

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and Secret Garden Party have released joint statements regarding attendees’ safety from sexual assault at festivals this summer. The statements are in response to what both organisations feel to be ‘scaremongering’ from national media.