UK music festivals to allow drug testing

Following a number of drug related deaths in recent years, six UK music festivals are allowing the testing

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

Music festival websites go on shutdown to campaign against sexual assault

Over 25 music festival sites are turning off for a day on Monday (8 May) as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults at the events. The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has told festivalgoers to be aware of on-site support services that are available to victims. The hope is to raise awareness of

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

UK cities urged to bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

The government is calling on UK cities interested in hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games to work up plans

Showsec’s new ventures with Music Plus Sport

The increasing popularity of large-scale concerts are bringing music and sport together with companies Showsec and Music Plus

Industry welcomes Home Office fireworks ban

Live Nation and the Music Venue Trust applauds the Home Office ban of fireworks, flares and smoke bombs

House of Lords votes to strengthen anti-ticket tout laws

House of Lords members voted in favour of an amendment in the Digital Economy Bill to strengthen consumer

LAEOG strengthened by new committee

The Local Authority Event Organisers Group (LAEOG) has welcomed three new committee members at its eighth AGM, held

No show from Viagogo at ticket abuse hearing

Secondary ticketing firm Viagogo were expected at a ticket abuse hearing this morning (21 March) in the House