Music

US vs UK festivals: Watch the debate live

Access editor Tom Hall will host a panel at the Event Production Show, featuring representatives from the Sundance Film Festival, North by Northeast and Festforums. The panel discussion, which takes place at 14:15pm – 15:00pm – Thursday 1 March – The Main Stage, Olympia London, will discuss the competition between the US & UK Festival market.

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In Pictures: Neptunus on the BRIT Award’s red carpet

Some of the biggest names in the music business gathered at London’s O2 Arena yesterday for the BRIT

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The Loop introduces new training course: ‘Responding to Drug Use in The Night Time Economy’

The Loop has introduced a new one day training programme for clubs, bars and festivals aimed at equipping venues and events with a deeper knowledge of the risks associated with recreational drugs use. The course will cover related legal issues and ways of reducing drug related harms faced by people who use drugs in the

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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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Venue closure prevention bill causes controvery

With 35% of UK music venues closing, parliament has proposed some affirmative action. Is this the final word

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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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Britney heading to Brighton Pride

It’s official. Britney is coming to Brighton. It was today announced that pop songstress Britney Spears will be

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HM Scotland launches at King Tut’s

Idlewild to headline Rooted in Scotland, an event that marks the opening of the Scottish operation of independent charity Help Musicians UK

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