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There has been much coverage in the media recently about the inflationary pressures on global economies which are leading to rising costs. How can music festival organisers manage their budgets in 2022 and beyond to protect the financial contribution and earnings of their business operations.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 14 April 2022

As part of the ticket sales process buyers are informed that they must comply with the terms and conditions of sale. These rules can be quite comprehensive and are usually a key part of the festival website. What are the rules of the festival that organisers should include to cover most eventualities.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 13 April 2022

There has recently been a number of key data reports released on the music festival and live music sectors. These reports generally give a detailed insight into the state of the market and what’s tending. Music Festival organisers may find this data helpful when planning for their future events. Here is snapshot of some emerging data recently announced. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 12 April 2022

Artists

The transport logistics for any music festival is a key element of the organisation to ensure that artists and crews arrive in the right place at the right time. Depending on the size of the festival and the number of artists there are a variety of transport solutions available to festival organisers to make sure everything goes like clockwork. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 11 April 2022

Sponsors

The lifeblood of many music festivals is the revenue from corporate sponsors so it’s vital for organisers to maximise this revenue stream. In an ever increasingly competitive market it is now more important than ever for festival organisers to get creative with their pricing and packages to secure sponsorship. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 10 April 2022

Volunteers

Every music festival relies on volunteers to make their events happen and they are a key part of festival operations. Volunteers can be fickle and the motivation for each volunteer can vary wildly. How can festival organisers perfect their volunteer shift management to maximise the effectiveness of the volunteers they have.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 7 April 2022

Events

Festivals have grown in size and complexity over the decades and the old operational practices need development to allow for these changes. In an ever increasingly fast-moving environment festival organisers now need to employ a more dynamic approach to managing their event operations.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 6 April 2022

Festival-goers attend music festivals to enjoy a positive memorable experience and the majority of events deliver just that. For the handful of festivals that go awry for whatever reason organisers should take responsibility for any failings and provide refunds or compensation to unsatisfied customers.   

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 5 April 2022

Every music festival uses their online presence to promote their event and generate interest plus ticket sales. The effectiveness of an event’s marketing efforts varies widely in execution and effectiveness, what can organisers do to improve their online marketing efforts and generate ticket sales and achieve their communication objectives. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 4 April 2022

Whether it’s a music or community arts festival many events are operated as free to attend however organisers still need to cover their costs and manage the number of visitors. How do event organisers ensure they don’t lose money and prevent overcrowding for a smooth operation.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 3 April 2022

Drones have become very popular in recent years and with advances in technology they have become easier to fly and control. A music festival site provides a multitude of opportunities for drone usage but what are the limitations and uses for drones at an outdoor live event that organisers should be aware of. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 31 March 2022

In any industry the introduction of new technology can revolutionise how business is done and the live events sector is no exception to this. Whether it’s music festivals, live concerts or tours the industry has seen the introduction of technology in just about every aspect of planning, managing and implementing live events. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 30 March 2022

Every music festival will have a green room or at least a variation of one located backstage. What is the purpose of the green room and how can festival organisers and venue mangers organise their green room to provide a stress-free transition to the stage for performance artists. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 29 March 2022

Artists

The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe effect on the life and careers of many musicians and performance artists as the live events industry essentially shut down for the last 2 years. The impact on musicians can range from financial to mental health issues and the industry is now coming together to support musicians in a variety of ways, the New Noise Festival on 4th April 2022 is a key part of that.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 28 March 2022

Events

Anyone proposing a music festival at a new UK site venue will have to submit a premises licence application to their local authority well in advance and it's an essential part of the event planning process. What are the requirements for submitting an application and what types of information need to be included to gain approval.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 27 March 2022

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

Events

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
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