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Farm Business Innovation Show 2017 set to be the best year yet!

The Farm Business Innovation Show is returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 8th & 9th of November 2017 and will be packed with the most creative products from 450 exhibitors, useful services and ideas, and 200 inspiring seminars from top experts in the industry - all at the 2016 Exhibition News Awards ‘Trade Show of the Year’ winning show!

Over the two days the NEC will be packed with visitors looking to find new and innovative ways to make the most of their land and property and the Farm Business Innovation Show will provide everything needed to make that happen. From help with setting up a glamping site or organising your property as a festival venue to raising rare breeds and brewing cider, to the essential tax, VAT, funding, grants and planning advice or succession planning - the world-class exhibitors and speakers have all the tools and knowledge you need to increase your revenue.

The speakers at this year’s event are unparalleled! We are delighted to welcome Michael Eavis of Worthy Farm and Glastonbury Music Festival who will be speaking about the link between farm and festival and how they work together. You’ll also hear from the newly crowned “Champion of Champions” from the 2017 Rural Business Awards and top digital, rural and business experts from Amazon in the Amazon Rural Academy Workshop.

The entire Farm Business Innovation Show team look forward to welcoming you to the NEC, Birmingham on the 8th & 9th of November 2017 for the event. Free tickets to attend can be registered for via

Farm Business Innovation Show: 8th Jun 2017 11:52:00


Uk Festivals Get Smart With Power And Travel

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey.
19th March 2018

Come Join The Chorus

It is with great sadness that I have to say, having heard from our friends at Chippenham Festival, that Ted Poole, organiser, folk enthusiast, MC, great chorus singer, trade unionist and all round good and kind man has passed away. Ted, with his wife Ivy, had been running folk clubs and music events in and around Swindon for about fifty years. A great supporter of local musicians, singer/songwriters and always gave great encouragement to young, up and coming artists. He will be sorely missed in the music business and particularly in the Wiltshire music scene. As Bob Berry of Chippenham Festival said, 'One In A Million'.
19th March 2018

International Women's Day 2018 - Important News

FIGHTBACK: GRASSROOTS PROMOTER Exciting new initiative from Music Planet Live and Music Venue Trust Music Venue Trust and Music Planet Live are delighted to announce a major new partnership to reinvigorate and diversify the grassroots music scene in the UK. Fightback: Grassroots Promoter is a £100,000 intervention aimed at young women who are passionate about live music and want to learn the skills to become an independent promoter.
8th March 2018

Industry Green Survey 2017 Reveals Uk Events Getting Smart With Power & Travel

A major shift in the way UK festivals approached energy management and travel planning in 2017 has been revealed in the third annual Festival & Events Industry Green Survey.
7th March 2018

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