The AIF prompts 60 festivals to ban straws

The AIF has launched its ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign, with over 60 festival websites ‘wrapped in plastic’. Over 60 indie festivals and suppliers to take part in initiative on Earth Day, 22 April. Participants to ban plastic straws as a minimum this season, and all single-use plastic within three years Organisers of more than 60

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In Pictures: Tower of London ‘Spring Fling’ showcase event

The Tower of London, one of the six venues cared for by independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, welcomed 120 guests to an exclusive showcase event last night (19 April). The theme for the evening was ‘Spring Fling’, with the Tower of London team showcasing the versatility of the venue’s event spaces with engaging contemporary theming

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The 2018 Ryder Cup appoints GL events to deliver temporary infrastructure

GL events UK will deliver solutions for The 2018 Ryder Cup experience, which includes building France’s first ever triple-deck temporary structure. The 2018 Ryder Cup has awarded a contract to GL events UK, a specialist in delivering live, global event infrastructure and overlay, to create France’s first ever triple-deck temporary structure. This is the third

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More security urged for royal Wedding

More than half of British residents want to see tougher public security put in place ahead of major outdoor summer events, such as the Royal Wedding, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 people, conducted by ATG Access, found that 57% of Brits are calling for more security guards to safeguard public spaces, and

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Historic Royal Palaces and IMG gear up for Hampton Court Palace Festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG are to host a 3,000-strong audience for each show at this year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival, running from 5-23 June and featuring megastar Lionel Richie Richie will be followed by performances from pop singer extraordinaire Paloma Faith, guitarist Joe Bonnamassa, Hampton Court Festival favourite Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues

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BMW i increases ties to ABB FIA Formula E Championship

BMW i has today confirmed it’s set to increase its ties with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

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Brentford Football Club appoints SecuTix

Brentford Football Club, from the English Sky Bet Championship, has appointed SecuTix as its new ticketing and engagement partner. Following a tender process, the global SaaS ticketing and audience management provider will ensure a smooth transition as the club moves from its current home of Griffin Park to a new stadium, less than a mile

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Best Parties Ever reveals festive themes for Christmas 2018

Best Parties Ever, the UK’s largest Christmas party provider, has unveiled its seasonal party themes and is tipping this year to be their biggest Christmas yet. As well as the new party themes, Best Parties Ever has also announced it is launching in two new cities, Dublin and Belfast, taking their opulent festive extravaganzas to

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ADI secures three year contact with ABB FIA Formula E Championship

ADI, the event LED specialists, has secured an agreement with the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to deliver

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Keith Prowse’s The Lawn Tennis Association contract extended

Hospitality provider Keith Prowse has had its exclusive hospitality partnership with The Lawn Tennis Association for Fever-Tree Championships extended. Keith Prowse was awarded the new six-year contract with The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to provide hospitality at the Fever-Tree Championships, which takes place at The Queen’s Club in London. As official hospitality suppliers, Keith Prowse

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Star China’s arena solutions

Star Events’ technology and inspiration was on the menu at a lunch for major promoters, production suppliers and principal venues in Shanghai recently. The event, at Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena, focused on the launch of the ‘China PROM’ (Production Rigging Operations Manual) and the arena’s new house reduction solution, designed and installed by Star Events China,

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Sporting event stakeholders billed for Annual Major Events Summit

On 26-28 June Major Events International (MEI) will be hosting its 4th Annual Major Events Summit a part of the three week International Business Festival (IBF) The event will feature representatives from Olympic and major games organising committees, host cities/Government representatives, governing bodies/federations, clubs and more. The circa 100 companies attending will come from industries

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Ticketmaster president weighs in following stock plunge

A New York Times article on anti-competitive practices in ticketing, coupled with market volatility and other inflammatory factors has prompted a $1.1bn, 13% drop in Live Nation’s stock. The New York Times investigative report cited examples of “threats” the company had used to maintain market dominance, although the finer details of these examples are debated.

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The O2 partners with Cisco for digital infrastructure

The O2 Arena in London has partnered with Cisco to deliver a digital experience for fans and a platform for growth for AEG and its partners. Using an end-to-end solution approach, Cisco solutions will deliver a digital experience for fans and a platform for growth for AEG and its partners. Cisco Connected Sports and Entertainment Solutions

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Redwood secures three-year deal with IMG

Redwood Event Solutions has agreed a deal with IMG to deliver the site management for one of its flagship events, The Big Feastival, for the next three years. Having worked on the event in 2016 and 2017, Redwood has already worked alongside IMG’s event delivery team on The Big Feastival, which led to the multi-year

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Board and card game festival heads to Harrogate

A board game festival which began three years ago with 25 people in a Leeds living room has

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