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Ticketing

As music festivals get ever larger in size and the logistics become increasingly complex the management of guest ticketing and accreditation is becoming more challenging. A large music festival must adapt to ever changing priorities and event developments and need to get a handle on managing guest ticketing at an early stage in the planning process. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 25 March 2022

Events

Most music festivals taking place anywhere in the world now have sustainability high on their agendas. Single use plastics have almost been eliminated but organisers are now looking at just about any material used during the festival that can be made eco-friendly. What everyday utility products and merch are organisers looking at to convert to alternative materials?

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 24 March 2022

Vendors

As festival season starts to pick up for this year there will be some underlying challenges for food and beverage vendors and music festival organisers. Numerous macro-economic and other influences will mean that vendor’s businesses are going to have to adapt and change to survive.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 23 March 2022

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The provision of live online content for music festivals has become an essential part of the event’s operations and organisers are now recruiting talent to manage this. What has driven this explosion in live content and how can festival organisers manage the logistical challenges of providing quality live content.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 22 March 2022

With the coronavirus pandemic having a significant impact on the business operations of most music festival organisers have had to seek out new business opportunities. Many organising entities have wisely diversified their business activities to spread the risk and create new profit centres to ensure long term survival.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 21 March 2022

Vendors

There has been a significant growth in the number of wellness festivals in many countries over the last decade. The provision of yoga and meditation services at established music festivals has been an important part of the organiser's whole offering to potential ticket buyers. What should festival organisers do to offer the right balance of activities to festival-goers.   

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Andy Robertson - Friday 18 March 2022

Volunteers

Every music festival relies on an army of volunteers to make their events happen but there are often some volunteers with more responsibility sometimes referred to as volunteer ambassadors. The ambassador will have a different set of duties and festival organisers use them in a variety of ways to perform additional tasks not done by volunteers.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 17 March 2022

Events

Part of the sustainability objectives of the music festival sector is managing their waste which has been well documented by the numerous organisations over the last few years. One area that is gaining momentum is more intelligent management of food waste generated during a festival so that surplus edible food can be collected and redistributed rather than ending up in landfill.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 16 March 2022

With mental illness becoming more topical many music festival organisers are providing welfare services on-site during events. Providing access to welfare services during a multi-day festival can help provide an invaluable service to festival-goers prone to a variety of mental health issues that can be compounded by the festival experience. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 15 March 2022

Many music festivals have their roots in small family run affairs on a local farmer's field or a simple garden party. Such small events are generally run on an ad-hoc basis with friends and family helping out in a variety of ways that bring all the operational aspects together. As an event expands over the years the organisation is going to need a more formal structure. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 11 March 2022

One of the most concerning impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year has been the impact on fuel costs around the world. This could have a dramatic effect on the running costs for powering music festivals this year, what are the options organisers can consider in this new and ever-changing climate of uncertainty. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 10 March 2022

A new code of conduct is being coordinated by Vision: 2025 to provide clear minimum environmental standards for all UK outdoor events. The consultation period was completed at the end of January 2022 and a revised draft code of conduct has been released. What is the Green Code of Conduct and what will be the impact on the music festival sector?

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 9 March 2022

From small manageable events to huge mega festivals some well-known music festivals have grown out of all recognition form their roots. Like any commercial business that experiences rapid growth and expansion a music festival that grows in size will probably experience growing pains. What are the usual pain points and how can they be managed?

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 8 March 2022

There have been some iconic beach-based music festivals and a number of infamous ones too. Selecting a beach as a music festival venue may be very appealing but the logistics of organising an event located on a beach location brings with it a whole new set of logistical parameters that can easily make or break the event. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 7 March 2022

Most big music festivals take place in large open spaces often in remote locations and for the festival season in the UK the weather can be unpredictable. Many festival organisers now use a combination of open spaces and covered marquees to provide some shelter should there be inclement weather.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 4 March 2022

After BREXIT there were numerous changes to UK immigration rules regarding the free movement of performance artists between the EU and the UK which at the time was unclear. For UK festivals that wish to curate overseas artists to perform at a UK festival the government created the Permit Free Festival List.  

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 3 March 2022

Music festivals in the UK are generally safe environments and the majority of festival-goers have an enjoyable experience. There is unfortunately an element of criminality that still occurs at every event to a lesser or greater extent and festival organisers must continue to take all matters of security and safety of festival-goers seriously.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 2 March 2022

Volunteers

Volunteer work at music festivals is always popular and demand from organisers remains high. Many festival organisers recruit their volunteers directly while other applicants may prefer to go the charity route. Numerous festivals have direct deals with selected charities that allow the charity to have pitch space and fundraising volunteers on site.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 1 March 2022

Vendors

The food vendor business is a key element to any music festival providing a welcome source of revenue. Vendor pitch spaces at festival sites are always in demand and organisers invest considerable time in promoting and managing their vendor operations. What is likely to be trending in the food vendor sector this year that will impact on organisers and festival-goers?

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Andy Robertson - Monday 28 February 2022

Events

During the coronavirus pandemic many artists and festivals turned to live streaming as a way to reach audiences. With COVID restrictions being lifted in many countries organisers are looking forward to a festival season that is almost back to normal in 2022. It is likely that live streaming will increasingly have a role to play in reaching audiences.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 25 February 2022

The risk of cyber-attacks in all aspects of society is ever increasing and music festivals are no expectation to this. Cyber-attacks can take many forms and is usually conducted with financial crime as the objective. What are the key aspects of this phenomenon that festival organisers need to be aware of?

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 24 February 2022

All festival organisers like to encourage use of public transport like rail and coach to festival-goers when considering getting to and from festival sites. Use of public transport helps reduce a festival’s overall carbon footprint and supports their sustainability objectives. How do festival organisers work with transport suppliers during festival season?

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 23 February 2022

Use of mobile apps has rocketed in recent years with millions of apps available for just about any purpose. Music festival organisers have been embracing this technology for their own app development to satisfy festival-goers demand. What is the festival app landscape looking like for this year's festival season.  

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 22 February 2022

Many music festivals have evolved over time from grassroots events with a reputation for muddy fields and a back to basics feel. Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing speed and new innovations are being adopted by festival organisers to make their operations more efficient and provide greater convenience to festival-goers.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 21 February 2022

Ticketing

Since tickets have been sold and used for entry to music festivals ticket touts have existed and while advances in technology have eliminated many the professional ticket tout still prevails. How are ticket touts operating in the current environment and what can festival organisers do to overcome this unsavoury activity. 

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Andy Robertson - Friday 18 February 2022

Events

Every festival will usually have a core team of full-time permanent staff who are probably paid a monthly salary. In addition, organisers have to consider the number of seasonal contract staff and contractor suppliers who also need to be paid. What do organisers need to know when it comes to paying staff and how can they make their processes efficient.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 17 February 2022

Anyone reading daily news feeds about the music festival scene in the UK will not have failed to notice the comments made by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) at their annual conference on the 15th February 2022. What practical steps can organisers take to tackle some of the issues raised.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 16 February 2022

Music festivals have a high reliance on temporary electricity generators with most using diesel to fuel them. These power generators are relatively efficient to run and can generate the enormous electricity requirements needed by most festivals. There are changes coming in 2022 that could have a serious impact of the cost of fuel used.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 15 February 2022

Vendors

With sustainability high on the agenda for many music festivals there will be an increasing focus on packaging used for food and beverage vendors at live events in 2022. What are the latest trends emerging that can be adopted by food and beverage vendors who have a pitch space for an upcoming event this year. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 14 February 2022

As music festival organisations become ever more committed to running sustainable events the importance of polices and enforcement increases. It can be relatively straightforward for festival organisers to control their own behaviour in striving to reduce their environmental impact but controlling what suppliers and vendors do can be more challenging.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 11 February 2022
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