The best of festivals for 2017

Rejoice – festival season is just around the corner. So what’s in store for 2017?  There’s definitely a trend towards offering debates, talks and workshops. And kids are well catered for with high quality and original learning activities, take Bluedot’s Planetarium and Bearded Theory’s OFSTED approved school. But hey, let’s not get too serious about it all. Festivals primarily…

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Running a festival business – four traders tell their stories

Do you have a business that you think would go down well at festivals? I asked four such entrepreneurial types, with ventures in T-shirts, vintage tents, gourmet coffee and holistic massage – about their experiences as festival traders. Is it a combination of fun and profit, and are you guaranteed enough time out to catch a favourite band? One seasoned…

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