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COVID-19 Updates

As the whole events industry braces itself for another tough year that seems to be a continuation from 2020 which are the types of events likely to start first? From music festivals and indoor gigs to business conferences and exhibitions what are the likely timelines for reopening in 2021. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 26 January 2021

Events

When live events are planned for an outdoor venue the weather should always be considered particularly in milder climates prevalent in most of Europe, even in the summer months. With good planning allowances can be made for potential inclement weather and the effect on all aspects of a live event.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 25 January 2021

Volunteers

Many music festivals rely on an army of more than 200 volunteers to help run their events each year. As the coronavirus pandemic still persists around the world what impact will this have on event organisers pushing ahead with their 2021 events on how they train and manage their volunteers. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 22 January 2021

Events

Historically the longest running and largest music festivals have been located on large open spaces in private ownership. When the land owner is closely involved in organising a festival the process is somewhat easier than trying to secure a public space controlled by a local authority or other private concern. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 21 January 2021

With the largest music festivals having up to 75 stages the management and scheduling of performances can seem a little daunting. How can event organisers and stage managers go about managing so many shows and stages with limited resources to create a professional and seamless event delivery.      

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 20 January 2021

Vendors

With uncertainly hanging over many music festivals in the UK remaining what is the impact on the thousands of vendors that usually support music festivals? Vendors usually make booking applications to festival organisers well in advance but with many dates remaining tentative are vendors holding back in applying?

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 19 January 2021

COVID-19 Updates

It will surely only be a matter of time before a new service industry emerges related to coronavirus infection prevention measures. Could such service companies really help in the live events sector or should event organisers continue to plan and organise everything themselves. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 18 January 2021

Events

In these troubling coronavirus times, the financial pressures on the independent music festivals have never been greater. There is likely to be some movement in the industry with acquisitions and bankruptcy entirely possible but with a successful festival season in 2021 this may be avoided.  

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Andy Robertson - Friday 15 January 2021

The logistics behind organising stage backlines for a music festival with multiple stages can be a huge challenge for festival organisers. What are the key considerations in organising stage backlines to ensure perfect live performances that stick to scheduled timetables without any technical issues?

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 14 January 2021

All music festival fans are hopeful that a good number of festivals will return in the latter part of 2021 so now is a good time to start planning which festivals to go for. For those new to the festival scene there is an unwritten etiquette to follow that has been documented by regular festival goers over the years for festival newbies.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 13 January 2021

Whether it’s an artist on tour or music festival the many suppliers including lighting and sound technicians, equipment suppliers and providers of safety and site management for example have been faced with a dire 2020. What will be the impact of this on the live events sector if and when events and music festivals return in 2021. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 12 January 2021

Ticketing

As so many events and music festivals were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic most organisers opted for postponing to 2021. The majority of event organisers gave ticket buyers the option to request a refund or carry over their ticket to a postponed date with most ticket holders opting for the latter.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 11 January 2021

Events

Every event goer has their preference for live events and music festivals they would like to attend based on either previous experience or recommendations. How can event goers plan for their attendance at live events and music festivals this year when there is so much turmoil in the industry? 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 8 January 2021

With the cancellation of events in 2020 many organisers decided to reduce budgets and staff with the easiest areas to cut being the marketing spend and staff. This does have an immediate financial benefit of reduced operational costs but in some ways is short-sighted as event organisers should be overhauling their marketing activity not stopping it.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 7 January 2021

Almost all music festivals were postponed to 2021 and whilst the pandemic continues to cause disruption there is still hope that festivals can return in the second half of the year. There has been much progress made in recent years to make festivals more sustainable but can they maintain this progress and improve further once festivals return later this year.  

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 6 January 2021

COVID-19 Updates

Something that has affected many over the last year are mental health issues whether it be as a result of lockdowns or other issues like being unable to work. It is those working in the events industry that have been particularly badly hit by this. With the prospects of strict lockdowns at the start of 2021 it doesn't look like this situation is going to improve. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 5 January 2021

Artists

As event organisers grapple with getting their events up and running at some point in 2021 there is of course a knock-on effect on booking performance artists. Organisers are running multiple scenarios and looking at all their contingency plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic that persists in disrupting normal life around the world. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 4 January 2021

Events

Many event organisers are deep into their planning for events in 2021, most opting for dates in the latter part of the year. Such is the uncertainty over the future effect of the coronavirus pandemic that event organisers are taking on the role of risk manager, what are the typical steps required for this change in focus? 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 31 December 2020

Over the last decade the interest and popularity of music festival that focus on music from previous generations has flourished. There is now a wide choice of retro music festivals for those interested in older music genres. Catering for those wishing to relive their youth because the current crop of popular festivals only offers the latest musical artists.    

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 30 December 2020

2020 has been a catastrophic year for anyone working on the live events industry throughout the world. For those in Europe the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been further compounded by the BREXIT negotiations and the potential fallout from any agreement on freedom of travel throughout Europe in the future.  

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 29 December 2020

In a year of chaos for the live events industry many music festival organising teams have been laid off or at best furloughed there are many organisers desperate to put on their festival in 2021. Due to cost reductions and squeezed schedules music festival organisers are currently working flat out on their planning. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 24 December 2020

COVID-19 Updates

When live events resume in the UK sometime in 2021 event organisers are going to be faced with a whole host of new restrictions and measures that will most likely be mandatory. Estimates suggest these new measures could account for up to 20% of event running costs, what are the likely measures that have a cost, hidden or otherwise.     

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 23 December 2020

Events

The development and progress of technology that can be used in the music festival industry has not stopped with the coronavirus pandemic. Conversely numerous software companies have been busy developing technology and software that will improve event goer experience and make festival organisers life's easier.  

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 22 December 2020

COVID-19 Updates

With new surges in coronavirus infections throughout Europe and the rest of the world it appears that almost all festive and New Year events are facing cancellation. Although incredibly frustrating for the live events industry it is time to grin and bear it for the next few months to improve the prospects of live vents returning later in 2021.     

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Andy Robertson - Monday 21 December 2020

Events

In these difficult times it's hard to believe that anyone would consider creating a brand-new UK music festival for the summer of 2021. Using the old Latin proverb ‘Fortune favours the bold’ is perhaps a relevant statement here, creating a new music festival is no mean task and in the current climate certainly risky. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 18 December 2020

Whether it’s a large music festival or other smaller event all have some kind of online presence. The events sector is not renowned for their sophisticated websites and have a tendency to be scarcely populated with content, poor usability and navigation perhaps relying on an online reproduction of their event poster. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 17 December 2020

The traditional source of revenue for music festivals are ticket sales, vendor pitch fees and sponsorship revenue. It's time that festival organisers got more creative and start looking at additional revenue streams. Creating alternative sources of revenue may help organisers with cash flow and assist in securing their financial survival. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 16 December 2020

COVID-19 Updates

British music festivals have always had to provide suitable insurance coverage for their events. Festival organisers had a variety of policies to choose from to cover just about any eventuality. When coronavirus hit and festivals were cancelled some insurance companies paid out and others did not. What is likely to happen with insurance products in 2021? 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 15 December 2020

Events

Since the emergence of Gay Pride events in the late 70s in many of the world's largest cities their popularity has spawned some great new music festivals. From LGBTQ+ friendly festivals a new genre of music festival has emerged in recent years targeted specifically at the LGBTQ+ community.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 14 December 2020

In response to an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic it’s a welcome sign that some of the big technology giants are improving their platforms to help an industry run their events albeit in a virtual environment. Previously used for small meetings or webinars the technology is being leveraged to allow for larger externally focused events. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 11 December 2020
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