Festival

Can live save the music industry? John Giddings, Kilimanjaro Live and Virgin Radio to weigh in

Solo managing director John Giddings is set to examine the commercial possibilities of live music at the Event

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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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JMT launches new online platform

Event furniture and floorcoverings specialist JMT has launched a new online platform that allows event organisers, venues, stand builders and designers to create their perfect event space; positioning furniture into their event space, selecting the colour and the style of furniture to perfectly match their branded environment. Michelle Amer, sales director for JMT, explained: “We

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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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Bournemouth reveals £100m event pipeline

Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion have announced a busy season of new and returning events for 2018 and a business pipeline worth £100m for the town over three years. The UK Dance Championships kicked off the year with competitors from Europe, Asia and America, all vying for top places in Latin and Ballroom. The

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James Heappey MP confirmed for EPS panel

James Heappey, Conservative MP for Wells and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for events, will speak at the Event Production Show on 28 February. Heappey will take part in a panel discussion, chaired by The Fair CEO Nick Morgan on the Main Stage at Olympia London.  Alan Miller, chairman of The Night

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IMG’s PWR Events has Winter Wonderland contract renewed

PWR Events, owned by IMG, has rhad its agreement with The Royal Parks to manage and produce the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London extended to the 2023-24 season. “We are thrilled to be working with IMG’s PWR Events once again to deliver this world-famous event,” said Alun Mainwaring, head of events, filming and commercial

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From Death Metal to Dua Lipa: Reading faces line-up backlash

Fans of Reading & Leeds Festivals have been in uproar this morning, after the organisers released their long-awaited 2018 line-up. The festival, which has been running since 1989, has traditionally been a rock-orientated event; attracting previous headliners including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and Nirvana, as well as a host of

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Harry Potter event to enchant Milan

Harry Potter fans in Italy take note: this summer, opening 12 May, Harry Potter: The Exhibition comes to Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has received more than 4 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and Madrid. James

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