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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Victorious Festival raises more than £155,000 for charity

Organisers of the UK’s ‘biggest metropolitan festival’, Victorious, have raised £155,794.87 for a number of local charities. Victorious Festival (24-26 August 2018), takes place on Southsea Seafront in Portsmouth and aims to boost the local economy as well as supporting numerous good causes and charities around the city and the world. Encouraging community involvement, the closest

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Neptunus makes two appointments

Neptunus has announced two new appointments to its fast expanding UK team. Robert Bligdon (right) joins the temporary structure specialist as project coordinator and Daniel Curnow (left) has been appointed logistics planning assistant. Robert originally joined Neptunus a year ago working on site as a temporary structure builder but now takes on his new role

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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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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 crazy to think that, with 79,000 people attending our festival, it is now ranked as one of the country’s largest. We’re talked about in the same breath as Bestival and Glastonbury. The festival industry is still very

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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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Predictably unstable?

Andy Grove, interim president of the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA), has a crack at predicting the future

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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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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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Re-imagining secondary ticketing: How can resale work for organisers and audiences?

Access editor Tom Hall is set to host Re-imagining secondary ticketing: How can resale work for organisers and audiences? at the Event Production Show. The session takes place 15:15pm – 16:00pm – Thursday 1st March – The Main Stage and will look at how online ticket touting is under serious fire from politicians and regulators.

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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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Urban and rural terror threat to be discussed

Access editor Tom Hall is set to host a panel discussion on safety concerns and challenges faced by

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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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France rolls out #Feel campaign

Aimed to ignite UK interest in France via a campaign that invokes the five senses, the France Tourism Development Agency (Atout France) has launched

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Distinct new Sodexo brand to serve bookers’ experiential demand

The trend towards bookers demanding the impact of the experiential venue in their meeting and event requirements has

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