Live Nation to offer refunds for UK ticket holders

Singer Ariana Grande’s tour promoter, Live Nation, has reportedly announced refunds for UK ticket holders. Grande’s Dangerous Woman

Live Nation launch Festival Passport

Live nation announced an international Festival Passport that will allow festivalgoers to purchase a combined ticket allowing entry to

Protecting the skies

The rise in popularity of drones has meant that festival and outdoor event organisers now need strategy in place to police any attempt to fly them in crowded areas, Mike Fletcher speaks to a specialist drone pilot Drones, or to give them their proper title, remote piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have

Shortlist revealed for EPAs 2017

More than 90 event suppliers and companies have been nominated across 17 categories, including Best Staging Supplier, Production Team of the Year and Best Technology Provider.

Enhanced by tech

Access asks two event production experts how technology is improving the live experience Nick Dew REALLY CREATIVE MEDIA “Personalisation should be at the core of planning” Technology has transformed what can be achieved out of events. No longer is a fashion show the preserve of the fashion magazine editor to make pages in print magazines

Losberger and De Boer announce merger

Losberger has acquired structures supplier De Boer to form Losberger De Boer Group. The merger is expected in the

Terms and Conditions

Two leading insurance companies chat to Access about issues they manage for the events industry Insurance is a hazy area for many in the events industry. It is often cloudy and confusing when it comes to insuring a festival and more importantly, how do you go about minimising the risk of insurance claims from an

Kick like a girl

Channel 4’s determination to outbid its rival to air the Women’s EURO 2017 says much about the demand for elite female sport and its positive impact on sport participation among girls With more television eyeballs than ever focused on sport and with Channel 4’s successful bid to broadcast the Women’s Euro 2017 finals in the Netherlands

For the record

Access puts the world to rights with the independent festival go-to-guy, Paul Reed When Access met up with Paul Reed, industry legend and general manager at the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), he was in a reflective mood. After 15 years of delighting audiences, Secret Garden Party had not long announced that 2017 would be

Take a seat

Access chats to three furniture suppliers to discover what’s evolving in the sector What does your company do? Stacey Pates, business director, hire it (SP): Hire it is an event furniture hire company, offering a break from the norm. Hire it evolved out of Wonderland Agency to fill a need for inventive, high quality event furniture at

Fruzsina Szép

Access sits down with the director of Lollapalooza Berlin and Yourope board member to discuss European festivals, equality on-site and Donald Trump As festival promoters, we can make a change if we can make a difference. If it can help to change mindsets, this is a mission that I am personally very proud of: To

In conversation: Dave Withey

In his fourth decade in the events industry, Arena Group’s sales and marketing director for UK & Europe is still looking forward At this year’s Event Production Awards, Access engaged in a bit of good-natured espionage. In collusion with Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena Group UK & Europe, we plotted to surprise one of the

‘Overwhelmed’ organisers cancel Fyre Festival

Boutique event Fyre Festival set to take place 28-30 April and 5-7 May, held in The Bahamas with ticket prices ranging from £450 – £250,000, was cancelled on the first day after it was stricken by bad weather and headliner cancellations. Headliners Blink 182 announced via Twitter that they would not be attending the event, claiming

CMA investigates Live Nation’s stake in the Isle of Wight festival

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Live Nation’s stake in the Isle of Wight festival. The investigation comes after the announcement last month that Live Nation had taken a majority stake in the festival, as part of a new investment agreement via LN-Gaiety (Live Nation Gaiety Holdings Ltd) with Live Nation to work

Energy Revolution has been awarded charity status

The renewable energy project Energy Revolution has been awarded charity status after they reached a goal of three million

Future In 15 episode 2: etc.venues’ Alastair Stewart on how venue design impacts an event’s success

Future In 15 has released its second episode online. Show host Caleb Parker meets Alastair Stewart, managing director of etc.venues, who shares how bold design of the venue will play a significant role in producing successful events, and how the company engages clients in the design process. He also discusses his company’s top tech adoption and the