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Volunteer operation will weather Glasto absence

18 March 2018

A COMPANY that provides volunteers to festivals says it can ride out the absence of Glastonbury (cap. 140,000) this summer, having grown by about three events per year since it was founded 10 years ago. Festaff Event Staffing now works with 19 festivals plus the six concerts at the 65,000…

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Food recycling scheme relaunched

18 March 2018

The charity Eighth Plate is relaunching its festival surplus food recycling project this summer alongside the Nationwide Caterers’ Association (NCASS), who believes its members have the goodwill and resources to operate the scheme without a significant injection of new funding. The original scheme was launched in 2015 with food waste…

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Star sets stage for Neighbourhood Weekender

18 March 2018

STAGING SPECIALIST Star Events will supply three stages and support structures to SJM Concerts’ new Neighbourhood Weekender (cap. 25,000) in Victoria Park, Warrington, this May. With a line up including Courteeners, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jake Bugg, Blossoms and The Coral, the main stage comprises a 20 metre model…

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Shambala leads plastics fight

18 March 2018

FESTIVALS WISHING to follow the example of Shambala (cap. 15,000), which says it’s eliminated disposable plastic such as water bottles and cups from its site, can consult a new edition of the Plastic Free Festivals Guide by environmental body Raw Foundation. Shambala co-founder Chris Johnson says the updated guide has…

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