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For most people the autumn and winter months mean the end of festival season and a return to normality. This is also a time to recover and look forward to next year’s events but what are the typical symptoms and how can individuals prepare themselves and fully recover in the 12 months between their favourite festival.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 19 December 2022

Every music festival will list items that can and cannot be brought onto a festival site and these are usually listed on the event’s website. The reasons for prohibiting items can vary between being outright illegal or to maintaining the safety and integrity of the event and prevention of harm to festival-goers.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 16 December 2022

Vendors

Any sizeable music festival will always focus on the artist line-up and promoting confirmed bookings as this is what drives ticket sales. In addition to artists booked organisers also strive to offer different content and services for festival-goers. What are the key offerings organisers can consider to diversify experiences for festival-goers.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 15 December 2022

Artists

During the planning phase for any music festival the curation of performance artists involves fee negotiation along with advancing and riders. Artists may make claims for additional expenses incurred during the event and the management of these is critical to budgetary control for festival organisers.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 14 December 2022

Events

Any gathering of large numbers of people is always a concern to local police whose primary concerns are potential safety, criminal activity and local disruption. Most police forces have someone responsible for co-ordinating events with festival organisers along with processes and procedures for notification and approval to proceed.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 13 December 2022

Artists

Festival-goers always eagerly await the announcements of headliners and line-ups for music festivals. For events taking place in the summer months the most popular time for announcements is autumn and winter but how do organisers decide which artists are headliners and in which order to present them.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 12 December 2022

Artist curation for music festivals is a challenging occupation and the current economic climate is making this more difficult. In addition music tastes are changing faster than ever before and predicting popularity a year in advance remains one of the biggest challenges for artist curators.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 9 December 2022

Volunteers

Music festivals rely on the help of volunteers to make their events happen and managing them can be challenging. From recruitment and training to the allocation of shifts a volunteer manager is often a full-time role. Issuing a conduct policy for volunteers can save time on training and supervision management time.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 8 December 2022

Events

Accurate accreditation for back stage and hospitability zones of music festivals is vital for security and safety reasons. Historically the accreditation process has often been subject to abuse but technology is helping to rectify this. What can festival organisers do to ensure that their on-site accreditation processes operate smoothly with no errors.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 7 December 2022

Vendors

Large music festivals can have hundreds of vendors and the money earned from pitch spaces is a crucial revenue stream for organisers. Popular festival vendor pitches are often oversubscribed and meticulous selection criteria are used to choose vendors that fit with the event’s ethos and can provide goods and services wanted by festival-goers.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 6 December 2022

Events

Despite the best efforts of festival organisers there are still cases of discrimination taking place at music festivals, both reported and unreported. Western countries do have strict laws regarding every type of discrimination giving anyone on the receiving end some legal redress, however, what practical steps can organisers take to prevent discrimination on festival sites. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 5 December 2022

Over the years some iconic music festivals have disappeared for a variety of reasons never to return. Is there any value in these defunct festival brands and is it worth reviving an old festival brand under new ownership. What are the pitfalls and potential benefits of reviving an old festival band.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 2 December 2022

The business environment is in a very different place now compared to 2019 and understanding trends for the coming year is vital. The live events sector was especially hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic but new challenges are coming from rising inflation and wavering economies.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 1 December 2022

Vendors

With an emphasis on sustainability and waste reduction single use plastics are now banned from most music festival sites. Alternative containers are encouraged and include recyclable plastic or paper cups and those made from metal. Glass is an ideal container as it is easily recycled and can be reused so why is glass banned from most festival sites? 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 30 November 2022

Events

Music festival branding is playing an increasingly important role in an organisation's success. Festival branding encompasses numerous aspects from committed loyal staff, great line-ups, exceptional customer service and festival-goer experience. Once these building blocks are in place the festival brand can be enhanced with merchandise.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 29 November 2022

The majority of music festivals embrace good causes and support for social and environmental issues but there are occasions when protesters operate outside of the festival organisation. How can organisers manage protesters who refuse to cooperate and are intent on disrupting an event.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 28 November 2022

Sponsors

Revenue from sponsorship is an essential lifeblood of every music festival. Alcohol brands have traditionally been amongst the biggest financial sponsors of music festivals but there are moves from pressure groups and government bodies to restrict or ban alcohol and other ‘undesirable’ sponsorship from some live events.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 25 November 2022

Events

Music festival organisers need to reach their target audiences to sell tickets for their event and a key element of this is the regular media splash of news regarding line-ups and ticket availability. To get relevant news published in an accurate and timely manner many festival organisers enter into media partnerships.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 24 November 2022

Funding is crucial to the development and growth of any event especially in the arts and music sectors. There are financial grants available for those qualified in most counties with numerous government funded schemes running. What is currently available for organisers of arts and music events.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 23 November 2022

Ticketing

With the prices of music festival tickets getting ever more expensive the use of payment plans to purchase tickets is becoming common practice. The ability to offer some form of credit can be a complex process for festival organisers in the UK where offering such plans is usually regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 22 November 2022

Events

Music festivals taking place in remote locations will need to generate their own electricity to make it possible for the event to operate. The traditional route for providing power has always been the diesel generator but what other options are available for festival organisers keen to make their events more sustainable with a reduction in carbon footprint.  

 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 21 November 2022

Every music festival offers some form of VIP package to festival-goers as part of their ticketing options. VIP packages have been increasing in popularity as festival-goers have more disposable income and seek to escape from wet muddy fields. How can organisers mange this important aspect of the modern-day music festival.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 18 November 2022

Any sizable music festival generates huge amounts of data every year as part of their operational processes. Whilst it’s tempting to delete historical data from previous events and start the new festival season with a clean slate there are key important reasons why previous event data should be archived for future reference. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 16 November 2022

The number of artists, crew, contractors, staff and volunteers working on a music festival site can stretch to the thousands and all these individuals need feeding over the course of the live dates. How can festival organisers manage the on-site catering and issuing of meal tickets to ensure that everyone is sufficiently fed in a timely manner. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 16 November 2022

Managing ticket and pass accreditation for music festivals is a trending topic in 2022. How can festival organisers get to grips with the management of their accreditation processes to ensure that the right people have the correct access to appropriate zones and areas of a music festival site.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 14 November 2022

The music festival industry is responsible for the creation and construction of some of the most impressive stage set designs. For anyone interested in getting into this line of work what are the formal qualification options available and what can they expect from a career in this specialised field. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 14 November 2022

The music festival sector relies on an enormous support industry of companies and experts to make events happen. One of the most specialised and essential roles is that of the rigging professional responsible for the safe installation and use of stage and light rigging used at every music festival.

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Andy Robertson - Friday 11 November 2022

A large music festival can cater for hundreds of thousands of festival-goers making the need for robust evacuation planning essential. It is the responsibility of festival organisers to plan and operate events that are safe for all visitors at all times. What can festival organisers do to ensure the safety of everyone should a site evacuation be required.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 10 November 2022

Many festival organisers are getting busier now as their plans take shape for next year's festival season. A key part of this planning phase is ensuring that sufficient operational talent is in place as festival entities enter the busy months leading up to festival dates. What does the current job market look like for anyone seeking employment with a festival organisation.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 9 November 2022

The biggest contribution to a music festival’s carbon footprint comes from the thousands of festival-goers attending. Festival organisers can do everything in their power to reduce their carbon footprint and waste but making music festivals greener remains difficult. What challenges are there to change festival-goer behaviour to contribute to greener events?

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 8 November 2022
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