In March 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that four of the largest UK secondary ticket platforms – GET ME IN!, Seatwave, StubHub and viagogo – had provided undertakings in which they agreed to build upon their existing practices and give improved information to buyers about the tickets listed on their sites.
This year’s Hothouse Festival was bigger and better than ever – set in the picturesque grounds and halls of Somerset's 15th century Halsway Manor at the beginning of June, the day champions the music of young and emerging artists, from the national and local folk scene, as part of the organisation’s Young Halsway programme.
As the season gets going, here's a quick reminder of what we can do to contribute to a more environmentally responsible festival industry.
Readers will remember we have been flagging up the potential issue of business rates being charged to some festival sites for a while now.
Our good friend Ian Sloan from Banbury is still on the case and keeping an eye on things. His latest news warns us of so called specialists and traders out there suggesting they know how to get extra rate relief and solve all your problems
As previously reported PRS for Music have conducted a consultation on a review of the LP Tariff, the one that most of our festivals pay for the performance of live music.
Shades Music have some Line Array Speakers for sale.
From Glyndebourne to Glastonbury: The Impact of British Music Festivals report by Emma Webster and George McKay report, published in May 2016, highlights the economic, social and cultural impact of British music festivals, and shows that festivals are now at the heart of the British music industry, forming an essential part of the worlds of rock, classical, folk and jazz.
A new survey reveals Brits are willing to overspend on food at festivals. Almost a third of Brits splash out on alcohol. Participants said value for money influences their spending habits.
Folk festivals, music festivals in general, concert promoters and Musicians are sad and mourning the death of our good friend and musician Dave Swarbrick