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82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

82% of Festival goers ready to return to live events

27th May 2020

A recent survey carried out by music festival marketplace Festicket has shown that the demand for live events post-coronavirus is high, with over 80% of 110,000 festivalgoers surveyed saying they would attend an event within six months of lockdown being lifted. A third of respondents, which include music fans in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands, say they would feel confident to atten...

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DCMS are looking for your views.

DCMS are looking for your views.

28th April 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has created a survey to understand the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on organisations in the digital, creative, culture, media, sport, gambling, telecoms, and tourism sectors and their engagement with the available government interventions. You can submit your response HERE. The deadline for responses is 15th May....

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Are You A Creative Industry

Are You A Creative Industry

26th February 2020

Did you know that the creative industries contribute almost £13M to the UK economy every year?   Just recently there has been lots of research, lots of statistics, they don’t all match, but they are all very positive and I think it is safe to say that the festival and events industry is part of creative industries. Government UK Newsletter recently published that the ne...

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Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:

Some frightening facts about UK arts & culture organisations:

11th July 2019

31 theatres on the at risk register 2019 urgently need funding. 64 museums have closed since 2010, according to research by the Museums Association – with more looking likely. And just six months after ACE's 2018-22 super-supported NPOs were established, the number facing a 'major risk' was up 20% on the previous quarter. And that's just the tip of th...

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Supporting Grassroots Live Music

Supporting Grassroots Live Music

4th June 2019

Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund. This funding will be available to support applicants whose work is focused on hosting and promoting live music events in venues. The money has been ringfenced to enable additional support to small music venues and promoters We are primarily interested in supporting projects that take place in small to medium sized grassroots music venues...

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Project Simply

Project Simply

11th April 2019

Having worked with festivals over the years we understood how difficult the marketplace was becoming with rising costs across the booking, build and marketing. We see lots of shared information on 'the build' and 'at event' best practices but not really much in the attraction and engagement of customers through various marketing and digital strategies. Our aim is to reach as man...

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BVEP - URGENT ACTION FOR OUR MEMBERS PLEASE!!

BVEP - URGENT ACTION FOR OUR MEMBERS PLEASE!!

2nd October 2018

Dear Member We wrote to you in August about an exciting research programme launched by the UK Events Industry Board Talent Taskforce at the Government’s request.  The programme includes a survey to be completed by employers and HR heads, giving specific information on how businesses attract, develop and retain their talent.  The deadline for completion has been extended to 8 ...

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Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels

20th September 2018

Festival and Outdoor Show announces stellar line up for event safety panels Steve Blake from Storm4 Events is curating panel discussions and talks at the Festival and Outdoor Show which are tackling the tough issues effecting organisers right now, from drone usage to preparing a counter terrorism policy. The event has revealed a speaker line up featuring some of the UK’s leading figures g...

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Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

Secondary ticketing sites pledge overhaul

3rd May 2018

Following CMA enforcement action, 3 major secondary ticketing websites have pledged a number of changes to the way information is provided to customers.   StubHub, GETMEIN! and Seatwave have formally committed to ensuring better information will be given about tickets being resold through their platforms. This builds on changes they had already made during the course of the Competition ...

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Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed

9th April 2018

Creative Sector Industry Deal Agreed At the end of last week the Government announced that it had agreed a Sector Deal with the Creative Industries which will have positive implications for producing the creative and cultural resources on which ...

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Over 30m people attended live music events in 2016

Over 30m people attended live music events in 2016

11th July 2017

UK Music has launched the Wish You Were Here 2017 report into music tourism. The report features both national and regional figures and reveals the huge impact of music tourism on the UK economy. The number of people who enjoyed live music events in the UK rose by 12% in 2016 to 30.9 million – up from 27.7 million in 2015. Live music fans generated £4 billion in...

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Are you in the music industry? Take part in the Measuring Music report

Are you in the music industry? Take part in the Measuring Music report

16th March 2017

Are you a UK Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Engineer or Manager and would like to be in with the chance of winning the following prizes?... Elektron Digitakt drum computer Sontronics Aria microphone Sennheiser HD 800 headphones Each year UK Music conducts a survey of British music. Your feedback allows UK Music to produce Measuring Music, an annual ...

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Get involved with the UK Live Music Census

Get involved with the UK Live Music Census

10th March 2017

WHAT IS THE UK LIVE MUSIC CENSUS? The UK’s first ever live music census – a ‘Springwatch’ for live music. The Census covers all genres and we take a broad definition of live music to include events featuring DJs. For 24 hours from noon on 9 March 2017, we will track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed cho...

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Run a family-friendly event? Sign up to the Family Arts Standards

Run a family-friendly event? Sign up to the Family Arts Standards

6th January 2017

The Family Arts Campaign and the Family & Childcare Trust have developed a set of Family Arts Standards, addressing a need for clear guidance on how best to welcome families to arts organisations. ‘The Family Arts Standards are a fantastic guide to help make sure arts and culture organisations are reaching their potential when it comes to what they offer for fami...

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So, how many festivals are there?

So, how many festivals are there?

5th January 2017

Thanks to our good friends at eFestivals, the best list of festivals I have ever come across, tells us that there is somewhere between 800 and 1000 music festivals in the UK in any one year. In a recent publication on their website eFestivals tell us there were approximately 898 festivals in 2016 and their research suggested that maybe the festival bubble had burst yet again. Recen...

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