Tent Waste
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Tent Waste

We talk to Dean Betts from Circular Camping about solutions to tent waste at events. Tell us about the tent waste problem at events as it stands today Waste is inevitable at any event, and […]

Green Hydrogen Events
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Green Hydrogen for Events

Vision: 2025 asks PlusZero’s director of story, Mark Irving, about the growing market for its green hydrogen portable power offer at events. In 2021, PlusZero ran series of trials for its green hydrogen-fuelled generators to […]

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Hire or Buy Crowd Barriers?

SafeSite Facilities’ Greig McGarva on when hiring crowd barriers makes sense. After several uncertain summers of cancelled, postponed and scaled-back events, this year’s alfresco events scene looks set to be a great one. For many […]

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Green Energy Myth Buster

Common questions about greener energy management at events, with answers from Powerful Thinking. Q. Are biofuels bad for the environment Biofuels, especially palm oil and jatropha, are often cultivated on deforested land, displacing agriculture and […]

Drop-shaped coin falls from the fuel pump into the piggy bank
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Red Diesel Law Change Impact on Events

Seeing red over the new diesel law. Changes to the law concerning the use of red diesel are coming into effect from 1 April, affecting thousands of hire companies across the UK. Hire Association Europe […]

SkyShow
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Total Immersion

AGB Events’ creative director Anthony Bastic on the power of immersive events. What is an immersive event? For us an immersive event is something that you lose yourself in; it’s engaging and emotive and has […]

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Sponsorship

We talk to We Get Sponsors’ Danny Wheeler about, well, how to get sponsors!. The market for live event sponsorship – how’s it looking out there? This year is looking to be the resurgence of […]

Friends at a festival
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Covid Insurance Alternative

We talk to TicketSellers’ Mo Jones about creating a community indemnity pledge, an alternative to Covid cancellation insurance. What is a community indemnity pledge? Events tend to run on very tight budgets, requiring money to […]

Festival drawing
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A Better Year

Steve Heap reflects on 2021 and instils confidence for 2022. For the last two years the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), just like the rest of the industry, has been suffering blow after blow. Should […]

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Back to Business?

Tom Hall asks the industry what event planning looks like as we return to the ‘old normal’. Whether initiated as a distraction from his political scandals, or because of the growing scientific consensus on Omnicron’s […]

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Reinsurance Scheme Gaps

Adele Redmond looks at the details behind the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme. Industry leaders welcomed long-awaited details of the governments Live Events Reinsurance Scheme launched in September as providing “an opportunity to rebuild”, but warned […]

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Grow your Audience

Christian Hill, from branding and digital agency Project Simply, shares advice on increasing your festival’s audience using innovative marketing techniques. We know your marketing budgets are stretched, and with the increasingly competitive nature of the […]