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Giofex at The Showman’s Show

After a successful collaboration of over 40 years, the 2 family-run businesses of F.lli Giovanardi and Serge Ferrari have now formed a strong distribution alliance called Giofex. With strong expertise and knowledge of F.lli Giovanardi...

Intent returns for a fourth year at British Summer Time, Hyde Park

With Green Day, Justin Bieber and Kings of Leon headlining, British Summer Time was back this summer for another year of great live music in Hyde Park. With the crowds, crew and performers, Intent...
Millennials are getting a bad rap at the moment. Published opinion seems to agree that the whole lot of them are selfie-obsessed, entitled, online addicted, and avocado toast munching Instagramaniacs. You don't need a degree in sociology to understand that those are crude oversimplifications and that painting a whole generation with one brush is scientifically unsound. Having said that, when we first had our own closer look at the successors to the "Generation X", we did notice one thing above all else that most of them had in common: Millennials would rather spend money on experiences than on physical goods. Status symbols of old - fancy cars, expensive shoes, you name it - have been replaced with photos on Facebook showing off the fun they had at that latest secret gig, the abandoned beach in Thailand or the unforgettable hipster pop-up dinner in Shoreditch. This phenomenon was so surprising that people coined a term for it: the Experience Economy. And it partly explains the explosion of the number and variety of festivals we see today - which in itself is not all good news and worthy of a separate article. Suffice to say that events and experiences play a very important role in the life of Millennials and that they're quite happy to pay for the privilege. So roughly two years after our initial study, we decided to once again have a closer look at Millennials. This time, we wanted to challenge associations of Millennials as phone addicts who prefer the digital to the real world. We spoke to 1,023 Millennials (men and women aged 21-37) who have been to at least one festival, gig or concert, nightclub, rave, immersive experience, event or talk/class in the last year (62% of Millennials met these criteria). Fieldwork took place between 31st July and 4th August 2017. In addition to the quantitative research, we spoke to three experts to lend qualitative insights to our findings: " Dr Ben Fincham, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Sussex and author of The Sociology of Fun " Jools Butterfield, Head of Operations for Lovebox & Citadel Festivals (Mama Group: Wilderness, Lovebox Festival, Citadel Festival, Hammersmith Apollo, The Forum) " Nichi Hodgson, consultant for dating app Inner Circle, author of The Curious History of Dating, journalist for The Guardian, Vice, The Telegraph and more Check out the free 25-page report here. Alternatively, come grab a hardcopy at these upcoming events: Festival & Outdoor Show, Sandown Park Racecourse- B64 International Festival Forum, Proud Camden - Desert Orchard Showman's Show - Eventbrite Trade Stand Connect17 Ireland - Eventbrite Trade Stand

A Fresh Look at Millennials in 2017 – a New Eventbrite Report

Millennials are getting a bad rap at the moment. Published opinion seems to agree that the whole lot of them are selfie-obsessed, entitled, online addicted, and avocado toast munching Instagramaniacs. You don’t need a degree...

SC Productions delivers artist liaison management for Field Day 2017

This year's Field Day festival once again saw SC Productions take on the responsibility of Artist Liaison Management. Held in London's Victoria Park, 2017 was the fifth consecutive year that the company has been...

Ryans Cleaning at British Summer Time

Ryans Cleaning are event cleaning specialists with offices in Birmingham and Ireland and they have been cleaning Hyde Park since 2009. The company’s first gig at Hyde Park was none other than the 2009...

9 Temporary inflatable Structures at Silverstone

It’s approaching the last major weekend of motor sport at Silverstone Race Circuit where Evolution Dome have installed their Temporary Structures. Evolution secured the contract to supply Silverstone with 9 Temporary inflatable Structures for both...

Wight Fencing’ at British Summer Time Hyde Park.

Wight Fencing stretches much further than its original 2008 precept, which was to provide barriers to the burgeoning Isle of Wight Festival (IWF). Launched by IWF management to provide for the event’s unique, offshore requirements,...
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Five Star hospitality

Star Events is proud to be a part of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park machine, working with AEG Live to deliver and develop the multi-award winning event since year one. Star supplies...

Behind the Scenes at Grillstock 2017

https://eventindustrynews.wistia.com/medias/5thsxjhyqn?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Perfect BBQ weather and the smell of sizzling steak greeted EIN when we visited the Grillstock in Bristol this June to speak to co-founder, Ben Merrington. Ben discussed the expansion of the festival this...

Grooveyard take home three awards at the Event Industry Awards

Grooveyard took home three awards including the top gong for Best Event at the prestigious Event Industry Awards- www.eia.ie – on Friday the 14th July, staving off strong competition from our industry peers, and some of the largest, big budget events for the...