The First Dance, one of the pilot events at Liverpool's Bramley-Moore Docks
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Covid Test Event Findings

The Event Industry Forum’s Jim Winship summarises the Events Research Programme report published on 25 June. The government has published the report for Phase 1 of the Events Research Programme (ERP) which set out to […]

Deer Shed Festival
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Deer Shed: Base Camp Plus

A scaled down version of Deer Shed offering family friendly festival vibes and socially distanced camping. Selling out in 2019 with 10,000 paying attendees, the 2020 Deer Shed Festival was a very different affair as […]

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
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Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

Featuring 200 hand-picked independent retailers, Midsummer Fair at Hole Park champions beautiful things from local suppliers. Now in its 13th year, Wealden Times Midsummer Fair is a delight for the senses as shoppers make their […]

ALSO festival sign
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ALSO Festival

One of the few festivals to happen in 2020, ALSO has maintained its profitability since it started eight years ago. With a backdrop courtesy of Capability Brown, this festival of music, comedy, arts and experiences […]

North Berwick
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Fringe by the Sea

A 10 day multi-arts festival at the seaside town of North Berwick. Running from 6-15 August, this year’s Fringe by the Sea is breaking out of its usual town centre venues into open sided marquees […]

Chester zoo lion light
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Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Inspired by the natural world, Wild Rumpus creates 11 fantastical worlds with live performers and immense lantern models over 21 winter nights. An important revenue earner for Chester Zoo’s conservation charity, The Lanterns runs from […]

Lake with craft dandelion next to it
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Hever Craft and Design Fair

Despite all the odds, contemporary crafts returned to Hever Castle for a Covid-safe, sell-out event. Joining only a handful of public events that went ahead this year, Craft in Focus’ contemporary craft fair at Hever […]

Summertime Social performance
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Wild Fields

A reiteration of Wild Paths, a multi-venue event launched last year, Wild Fields has become the finale to Norfolk Showground’s Summertime Social. We talk to Wild Paths’ Benjamin Street and Norfolk Showground’s Stephanie Crowe on […]

Kelmarsh Flag
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Carry on Kelmarsh

A chance to decompress in the beautiful surroundings of Northamptonshire’s Kelmarsh Estate. As event organisers pivot their offerings, Kambe Events has reimagined its flagship festival’s site and, instead of Shambala, is offering a socially distanced […]

The Asylum parade
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Weekend at the Asylum

One of the largest and longest running steampunk festivals in the world, held in multiple venues around Lincoln Pictures by Mark Kent Photography Since 2009, the festival (or ‘convivial’ in steampunk parlance) has been held […]

Acrobatics at festival
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Building Utopia

Relationships matter when creating a high production event, writes Shambala’s Kate Burgess. The production value of many of the UK’s cherished greenfield festivals is truly a feat. The creative (and logistical) muscle that goes into […]

Campervan at Towersey Festival
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Towersey Festival

A 56 year old event celebrating everything a family festival should be. Now in the hands of third generation family member Joe Heap, Towersey Festival has grown from a few music fans in his grandad’s […]