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Festival is an annual planning-season supplement of LIVE UK, published in December, January, February and March – when the bulk of festival production deals are concluded – providing news, features, information and events data for the business people behind festivals. From April to August, it becomes a two-page section within LIVE UK.

ISSUE 210, July 2017

New Jersey Weekender adds Feastival to attract families 

THE CO-ORGANISER of the now defunct Jersey Live, Warren Le Sueur, has launched his own 10,000 capacity event at the same venue and weekend of the previous festival. 

Headlined by Two Door Cinema Club, Pendulum and The Happy Mondays, Weekender Festival at the Royal Jersey Showground this September also aims for a family audience, Le Sueur says, with the introduction of a food and family attraction, Feastival, which runs before the live music, which starts at 4pm rather than the 1pm of the previous event.

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Anti-terror measures must adapt to changing tactics, say experts 

LIVE MUSIC safety experts have advocated more dynamic anti-terrorism measures at festivals following the attacks at Manchester Arena (cap. 21,000). 

While they stress that festivals are already doing a great deal to protect their public, they say the recent attacks demonstrate terrorists regularly change their methods and organisers must work with the authorities on a flexible response.

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Walled Garden eyes expansion

THE THREE year old Walled Garden Festival in Sussex’s Brightling Park aims to break even this July as ticket sales climb towards its 2,000 capacity, with artistes including ABC, Embrace and Jennifer Paige. 

Although the festival is confined within a 2.7 acre 19th century walled garden, co-promoter Mel Fordham believes the event can expand in future years beyond this setting into the wider estate, which also hosts the Brightling Park Horse Trials.

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AIF initiatives boost joint booking and new artistes 

THE ASSOCIATION of Independent Festivals (AIF) has issued guidelines to festivals via a members-only Facebook group which offers ways in which independent festivals can cooperate to make joint bids for artistes. 

The guidelines follow extensive discussion at the association’s annual conference during which its president Jim Mawdsley said he “couldn’t wait” for the AIF to become a major booking entity. 

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Boomtowners to save on rail travel 

BOOMTOWN (cap. 60,000) has teamed up with the split rail ticketing provider Raileasy to offer cheaper rail travel to ticket holders. 

The Hampshire festival will run shuttle buses from Winchester station to the festival at the nearby Matterley Estate this August and the two companies have set up a “white label” train ticket-buying website, boomtown.trainsplit.com.

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