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Temporary structures: Harder, better, faster, stronger

The business of staging outdoor events flourished in 2017, and temporary structure companies are bucking the trend. Neptunus,

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In the Pub with: Andy Marsh

The Victorious festival director on the importance of strong line-ups, catering to families, and his favourite festivals It’s

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One of a kind: Corporate Entertainment Professionals

Samantha Fellows, director of the Corporate Entertainment Professionals, on the company’s wide-ranging and bespoke offer for organisers If there’s one thing every event organiser wants, it’s for their event to stand out from the crowd. With the industry continuing to grow and diversify at an impressive rate, suppliers are being put under pressure to offer

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One of a kind: Access at Dreamland

Access visits Dreamland, the venue offering a ‘plug in and play’ experience for festival organisers It’s easy to forget how much festivals borrow from the traditional amusement park model. At the average green field festival you can hardly move for fairground rides, food stalls and arcades. In this context, it’s not surprising that the newly

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All bar none: The bar sector examined

Access talks to four mobile bar providers to find out about the latest developments within the sector From

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VadeR awakens: How VR came of age…

“I was blown away. You just have to experience it,” a friend told me after leaving Westfield mall in Shepherds Bush. He was not, however, flabbergasted by the luxury retail experience. He was waxing lyrical about Star Wars: Secrets of The Empire, a ‘hyper reality’ experience from Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID, nestled near the centre’s

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Industry assembles: The Event Production Awards lowdown

Taking place at a new venue, The Novotel London West on 28 February 2018, the Event Production Awards (EPAs) is a black tie gala dinner with entertainment, dancing and networking. The cream of the event industry will be there, celebrating the talent and innovation on show in our sector over the past year. Information on

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Gerrrrronimo!

Dad of seven turned festival director Simon Goldman tells Access why the time is right to launch his family festival Geronimo in the south WORDS: CHANTELLE DIETZ Suppliers List Flooring – Live Trakway Screens – ADI TV Staging – Star Events Hire & Design – Event Buddha Event Production – Ground Control Productions Unsatisfied with

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How vital are big name artists to a festival’s success?

The world’s top music acts are fought over by festival organisers, but are they the surest route to a sell-out event? Yaw Owusu, music curator, Liverpool International Music Festival There’s no escaping the fact – festivals need big names to draw in the punters. That need can become quite intense – as we are very

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Shared VR: The real experience

These geodesic domes by Igloo Vision work as a 360-degree canvas where laser projection helps create a real-time immersive experience

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