Festival & Outdoor Events Show: meet the venue

The Festival & Outdoor Events Show opens its doors on 27th September 2017, but where? Mash TV went

Meaningful hedonism

WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKE FLETCHER Access heads to swingamajig to talk sustainable festival planning with an organiser doing its bit to drive the environmental debate In 2010, a committed bunch of festival organisers and interested parties met to discuss energy management within the industry. They formed a group, which became Powerful Thinking – a ‘think-do

TSG called to police 200,000 at ‘biggest cultural event’

TSG (Tactical Support Group) have been commissioned by the Great Dorset Steam Fair (GDSF) to patrol and protect

A crowded scene

Festivals are always looking for a way to exceed expectations so Access looks into how security has tested the industry’s limits. With the ever-growing industry of festival and outdoors events, the level of security is going to be pushed to its limits regardless of what controls are put in place by organisers. It is, and

AIF announces talent to showcase at independent festivals

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has partnered with booking agencies to match emerging artists with their member

Soul Crusade fails for festivalgoers

Soul Crusade Festival in Southend Essex left attendees waiting “hours” for headliner Soul II Soul to arrive on stage on Saturday night. The organisers of the festival were then forced to cancel the event early due to a power failure. The organisers of the Soul Crusade Festival took to its Facebook page to announce the

Live Nation launch Festival Passport

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

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

Vodafone UK sponsors Hideout Festival

Media and entertainment group Global has revealed Vodafone as the headline sponsor of Hideout Festival. The sponsorship of

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