Live Nation, Channel 4 and Box TV launch Platform Festival


Live Nation has announced a collaboration with Channel 4 and music TV network, Box TV. The new partnership, Platform Festival, will be hosted for two weeks at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, between the end of February and the beginning of March 2015. The venue will welcome 75,000 fans over the two-week period as bands and emerging […]

FIAT goes guerilla with Maxus to launch Panda Cross


Rain-activated stencils and attention-grabbing projections have helped launch FIAT’s brand new city car, the Panda Cross. Agency, Maxus worked alongside Krow Communications and Kinetic Active to deliver the outdoor campaign, which used guerilla formats to take FIAT’s message to its target audience.  To introduce the message that the FIAT Panda Cross is a versatile car, […]

Clarion launches ICE with movie trailer invitations


Clarion Events has engaged Cinebop, a London-based business specialising in digital invitations, to create a movie trailer in order to invite 70,000 delegates to Clarion’s ICE exhibition in February 2015. “We were looking for the wow-factor, something that could capture the imagination of our audience and deliver an unforgettable experience, and that’s precisely what Cinebop’s […]

Midas wins power contract for track cycling world cup


Biodiesel specialist Midas will provide power and distribution to Lee Valley VeloPark in December, when the UCI Track Cycling World Cup brings the sport back to London for the first time since 2012. Manchester-based British Cycling tasked Lee Valley Regional Park Authority with finding a local contractor able to deliver a quality service and solutions […]

Exhibitors line up new products for upcoming Showman’s Show


With the Showman’s Show 2014 just days away, organiser Lance Show and Publications has announced that the event is set to deliver a diverse line up of exhibitors. More than 350 companies will be showcasing a broad range of products and services at Newbury Showground, this Wednesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 23. The exhibitor […]

Memories of August 1914 generates £46m for Liverpool economy


An independent report into the impact of the giants-led Memories of August 1914 has revealed it is one of Liverpool’s most successful events to date. It shows that the giant spectacular swelled the number of visitors to the city by one million people across the five days (July 23-27). This figure has resulted in an unprecedented […]

UK festivals awarded for green efforts by A Greener Festival


Thirty-six festivals from around the world have been awarded the Greener Festival Award by the environmental campaign and advice group A Greener Festival. The award scheme, supported by Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach Insurance Brokers, acknowledges that festivals do have an impact simply by taking place, but aims to encourage festival organisers to make the best […]

Jack Morton helps Desperados to party better, party different


Desperados has appointed global brand experience agency Jack Morton Worldwide to create a series of convention-twisting parties which will encourage party-goers to party better and party different.  Three parties, aimed at 18-24 year olds, are taking place in London, Warsaw and Milan throughout October and November with the first taking place on Friday (October 17) in the […]

AIF announces winners of the first ever Festival Congress Awards


On Friday evening, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) yesterday evening announced the winners of the first ever Festival Congress Awards at a sold-out ceremony in Cardiff’s Portland House. The ceremony recognised and celebrated the great variety of work that took place in the festival industry this year. Winners included Showsec for Friendliest Security Staff; The […]

Showcase AVi rally support for March on Cancer


On Saturday, October 11, in 15 major cities across the UK, thousands of people took part in the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer fundraising event; March on Cancer. Cancer Research UK commissioned Essex-based AV supplier, Showcase AVi to be the AV partner at nine of these events across the UK including London, Birmingham and Cardiff. The […]