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How to Increase Attendance at Your Festival Event

No matter the time of year people are always looking for activities to fill their weekends Research shows that about 91% of organizers gauge the success of their events by the number of participants. Increasing your attendance rate year over year is vital to the continued success of your festival. So here are a few ways in which you can increase the attendance at your festival event.

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Topics: Event Planning, Festival Management


7 Safety and Security Considerations While Scaling Up Your Festival

When planning for a festival, one of the foremost things to consider is how to make your event safe and secure. It is imperative that the attendees do not face any trouble while enjoying a festival. Additionally, as an organizer, you must also be prepared for emergencies that can pose a threat if not handled timely.

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Topics: Festivals, Festival Management


The Complete Festival Planning Check List

As a festival director, thinking and planning in advance helps you to stay organized and provide your patrons with a memorable experience. From securing WiFi and vendors to contingency planning and staffing, you need to arrange every detail to get your festival event off the ground.The more detailed your planning, the more successful your festival goes off without a glitch. Use this checklist to ensure you're well-prepared and have everything you need ready.

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Topics: Festivals, Event Planning, Festival Management


5 Common Festival Event Fails and How to Avoid Them

The disaster of Fyre Festival is still fresh on everyone's mind. There's value in learning from the failures of others. That said, proper event planning and management can make your's a hit and the talk of the town for all the right reasons—not the wrong ones. Here are the five most common pitfalls that festivals face and how you can overcome them.

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Topics: Festival Management


5 Tips For Better Entry Management At Festival Events

The entry is the first impression participants get when they arrive at an festival. A seamless and streamlined entry can be the difference between a good first impression and a negative one. First impressions are very important because they are built upon. A good first impression leads to a happy participant and great positive feedback. Here are a few tips to help streamline your entry and give a great first impression.

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Topics: Event Safety, Festival Management


The Ultimate Festival Event Planning Guide

Every event planner knows that festivals take a lot of work. But regardless of the scale of your event, there are basic steps involved which apply to most festival planning stages. So use this ultimate festival planning guide to make your next festival your most successful one yet.

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Topics: Event Planning, Festival Management


Promoting Your Festival Event Hashtag: The Ultimate Guide

You probably know that Twitter was the first to use hashtags to promote a topic or event. And now, they're being used throughout all the major social media channels by companies and individuals alike to promote special events. Below you'll find our ultimate guide to promoting your festival event hashtag. 

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Topics: Event Promotion, Festival Management


2019 ACM Awards Weekend: How to Make a Polished Volunteer Management Program

We've all heard of the Academy of Country Music Awards Weekend -- but not everyone knows that it's run primarily by volunteers. For its April 2019 event, a small ACM events management team, comprised of 75 volunteers and about 25 staff, supervisors, and administrators, covered over 415 shifts and worked 2000 to produce one of its most successful events ever. Their secret? ACM event managers used the mobile event app InitLive to create a polished volunteer management program. 


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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Management, Festival Management


The Shift Change Shuffle: Volunteer Placement Done Right

You've planned your festival to the last detail: every seat's arranged, every ticket booked, each artist knows their start time and every goody bag is filled, tissue paper-fluffed and labeled. And your volunteers are signed in, assigned and accounted for.

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Topics: Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Management, Festival Management


Improving Event Staff Communications by 100% at the Academy of Country Music Awards

How do you manage over 95 staff members, over 415 shifts, and over 2000 working hours for an event? Sheri Piecuch Vyfvinkel, Volunteer Manager for the Academy of Country Music, had this very question for organizing the ACM Awards in 2019. Difficulties in communication had frequently caused her stress; she simply had too much to manage for what tools she had. She described her situation as "a puzzle that the pieces keep moving" - but somehow, she managed to improve communications for the 2019 ACM Awards. How?

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Topics: Event Management Software, Success Story, Festival Management


13 Essential Volunteer Roles at a Festival

Festivals are fun to plan, but you can't do it alone. A good festival--the type people make plans to go to next year--is the result of event staff and volunteers carrying out specific duties that might otherwise be overlooked.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Festival Management


The Festival Organizer’s Guide to On-Site Logistics

Merriam-Webster defines logistics as “the handling of the details of an operation.” As event organizers know, logistics are the underlying foundation of every festival. It all comes down to this:

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Topics: Festival Management


5 Tips on How to Enhance Communication for Outdoor Events

When it comes to managing outdoor events, safety and communication are huge issues. That's because an outdoor venue is a dynamic environment, and conditions change in an instant. Here are five tips for enhancing communication for outdoor events.

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Topics: Event Management, Festival Management


How to Generate Income From Your Festival

Stumped on how to generate income from a festival event? There are so many ways to go about this, and creating the right strategy for your event can be a really creative and challenging exercise. Here are some great ideas to get you started. 

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Topics: Festival Management


9 Great Ideas For Non-Musical Entertainment (& Considerations For All Ages) At Your Music Festival

Are you planning a music festival? Booking bands, securing a venue, getting permits, and securing staff and necessities is a huge undertaking, but if you want to put on a truly great festival, you may want to go a step further, and look into providing some non-musical entertainment options. After all, while listening to music for hours on end may be absolute heaven for some people, others may having enjoy a few more entertainment options to explore. Read on for some great ideas for non-musical entertainment (& considerations for all ages) at your music festival.

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Topics: Festival Management


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