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Field to Festival

23rd April 2017

Make monetising your spare field a reality with these tips from Katie Tann, founder of Field Lover – an online portal matching field owners with ‘field seekers’ We live in a ‘sharing economy’ world with […]

Outdoor toilets
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Event Toilets and Washrooms

31st March 2017

Whether you are looking for bog standard facilities or feeling particularly flush, there are plenty of washroom options on the market. Open Air Business considers some. Event toilets used to be a thing of dread, […]

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Obstacle Course Races

31st March 2017

How can rural venues capitalise on one of the fastest growing sports in the country? Tally Wade asks Mark Leinster, CEO of the Obstacle Course Racing Association UK Say ‘Tough Mudder’ and most people will […]

Ducks and dog
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Entertainment

13th February 2017

Entertainment providers advise on how their offerings can help make your event a success Trevor Kaye, director Crowded House Entertainments 07703 258595 / office@crowdedh.com Describe the importance of the entertainment you offer at public events […]

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Events on Your Land

13th February 2017

Whether you go DIY or rent your property to organisers, events on your land can be a profitable enterprise if you follow some golden rules, says Linda Krawecke Say the words “outdoor event” to someone […]

Skylight Cinema
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Open Air Cinema

13th February 2017

Open Air Business investigates the outdoor cinema scene and asks what a venue owner needs to run an event themselves As we look forward to longer days and warmer evenings, why not take advantage of […]

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Ice skating
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Skating Success

30th November 2016

We ask Arena Ice’s James Anderson to explains why a temporary ice rink can be a lucrative addition to a venue during the winter months There is nothing that gets people more in the festive […]

Sustainable festival
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Sustainable Events

29th November 2016

What can we do to make outdoor events more sustainable? asks NCASS director Mark Laurie With world powers committing to endeavour to limit global warming to below the agreed two degree point of no return, […]

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Site Plans

29th November 2016

A Q&A with Rik Haines of Tarren Production on how to critique the viability of a site for an outdoor event, and how to create a site plan Be it a festival, country show or […]

Firefly solar panels at a festival
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Time for Change

14th September 2016

A road map to greener power at events, courtesy of Powerful Thinking. Power is generally one of the five largest single production costs for an event, and the most significant source of environmental impact, particularly […]