AIF announces Festival Futures conferences

AIF has announced a new series of conferences in conjunction with The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM). The series, entitled Festival Futures, will take place on 5th and 7th April in Brighton and Manchester respectively. The events are presented in association with ticketing partner Skiddle. Topics for discussion will include the importance of

Nick de Bois gets behind MyEvent.Vision

Nick de Bois, chair of the Events Industry Board has put his support behind the MyEvent.Vision competition as it nears the final closing date for entries. “One of the challenges set to the industry is to continue to create jobs and business opportunities for growth,” de Bois said. “This initiative is a first class example

Lost Village announces more acts including Fatboy Slim

Lost Village festival has announced new additions to its 2016 line-up including Fatboy Slim, BBC Sound of 2016 winner Jack Garratt and techno artist Ben Klock. The festival, which takes place 27-29 May, is an immersive experience in the woods of Lincolnshire. Other newly announced acts include Eats Everything, Midland, Tom Trago and Craig Charles

Truck Festival adds an extra day to 2016 event

Oxford music festival Truck has expanded to a three-day event due to high demand from fans, now running from 15-17 July at its Hill Farm site. Truck Festival director Ralph Broadbent said: “We’re so excited to take Truck to three days for 2016. We’re, as always, very conscious to remain one of the most accessible

Helping hands: event profs embrace corporate social responsibility

Access reveals how the events industry is embracing corporate social responsibility by bringing aid to those in their darkest hour. For most of us, it is difficult to comprehend what it must be like to live a life in abject poverty. But despite the relative comfort that we live in, we have become accustomed to

2016 Aviva Women’s Tour route revealed

The Aviva Women’s Tour, a five-day women’s cycling event, has announced its 2016 route, with increased climbing and four stages in the heart of England. The race, which will take place 15-19 June, forms part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour calendar and is one of just four multi-stage races in the season-long programme. Aviva Women’s

New disability run for Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host a new mass participation run this September. Parallel London is a

Big boost for Hire Space with new funding

Online venue marketplace Hire Space has secured £750,000 to complete its expansion in the UK and pilot its

Nick de Bois and Kevin Jackson to kick-off UK Events Week

UK Events Week will open with two exclusive sessions with Nick de Bois, chair of the Events Industry

Lumiere London organisers rule out 2017 event

Organisers of Lumiere London have ruled out a repeat of the event, citing the intensive planning and preparation

New venue partner for Venues Day 2016

Music Venue Trust’s annual Venues Day will take place this year on 18 October at London’s Roundhouse. This

First Glastonbury headliner revealed

ELO will headline Glastonbury’s ‘legend’ slot on the festival’s Sunday afternoon. The band is the first confirmed headliner for the festival, which takes place 22-26 June. Co-organiser Emily Eavis announced the news today (1 February) on Twitter: Yes! ELO are playing this year’s Glastonbury Sunday teatime slot. Can’t wait! — Emily Eavis (@emilyeavis) February 1,

Roisin Conaty to host Event Production Awards 2016

Comedian Roisin Conaty has been announced as compere and host of the 2016 Event Production Awards. With only two weeks to go until the outdoor and live events industry awards, the last remaining tickets are selling quickly. Since winning the Foster’s Edinburgh Comeday Award 2010 for Best Newcomer, Roisin Conaty has starred in Impractical Jokers and

Free Focus opens to launch YouTubers’ careers

The teams behind Kilimanjaro Live, Summer in the City and Triple A Media have launched a new digital and music talent management company, Free Focus. Free Focus aims to bring together industry professionals from the worlds of YouTube, music, TV, radio and live events to leverage their experience and capabilities. Kilimanjaro Live’s Mark Walker came

The Great British Switch Off

Access’ managing editor and creative media specialist Jamie Wallis asks, are we as an industry too tech obsessed,

Former Met superintendent joins TSG Policing

TSG Policing has recruited former Avon & Somerset and Metropolitan Police superintendent Kevin Instance. Instance will join the

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