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Nerdy and proud, bluedot and its organisers From the Fields look to the stars as they prepare for year two

In the Pub: Comic Relief’s Emily Turnham

After a heavy start to the year, Access sits down for a much-needed coffee with the Gallopathon organiser

Global adds Victorious and Hideout to portfolio

Major acquisitions in the UK festival marketplace are continuing apace. After last week’s announcement of Live Nation’s Isle of Wight Festival acquisition, Global has also expanded its festival portfolio, buying majority stakes in Victorious Festival and Hideout. Now the second-largest festival operator in the UK, Global’s portfolio includes Snowbombing, Festival No. 6, the Rewind Festivals,

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.

UMG partners with MelodyVR

MelodyVR and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced an agreement to co-produce and distribute virtual reality music experiences.

Isle of Wight Festival acquired by Live Nation

Isle of Wight Festival is Live Nation’s sixth acquisition in 2017 alone.

GES acquires ‘game-changing’ Poken

Poken joins the N200|GES event intelligence team, and the company will retain the product name Poken 360°.

[VIDEO] EPS tackles environmental issues

Guardian journalist Lucy Siegle asks: Where does the events industry stand on environmental issues?

Marquees fit for #HeForShe

In a guest blog, The Arabian Tent Company tells Access why it’s important to foster gender equality in its workforce, and how they’ve embraced #HeForShe.

GALLERY: Winners announced at EPAs

The live and outdoor events industry celebrated well into the night last week at the Event Production Awards, cheering on a host of well-deserved winners.

New CEO for Concerto Group

Adam Elliott as joined Concerto Group as its CEO, replacing Sam Gill, who will continue in the business as a non-executive director.

Industry reacts to Secret Garden Party’s end

This summer’s Secret Garden Party will be the boutique festival’s last, its organisers announced late last week.

Mash Media launches Festival & Outdoor Events Show

The new exhibition will take place on 27-28 September 2017 at Sandown Park Racecourse. It aims to provide business opportunities, education and networking to the outdoor events industry.

Mash Media teases new product launch at EPS ‘17

Mash Media, the organisers of the Event Production Show and publisher of Access All Areas, will announce an exciting new launch at Event Production Show, Olympia London, on 1 March at 5.15pm on The Main Stage.

A Greener Festival announces full GEI9 line-up

A Greener Festival has announced a full line-up of speakers and sessions for its Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI9).

Access Sessions set to wow at EPS ‘17

With only one week to go until doors open at the Event Production Show, industry leaders are lining up for the 2017 Access Sessions.