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Posted in: Featured Festivals Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on November 7, 2018 by Shannon McFarland

Courtesy of Electric Forest

Madison House Presents, the team behind world-class music festival Electric Forest, is dedicated to “never do the same show twice.” Their fans know it too, walking away from the last festival day already talking about returning for the next magical year. Madison House Presents plans all year, working on refining, improving, and devising innovative new experiences for tens of thousands of attendees. It is their biggest event and sold out three years in a row. We caught up with Kayleigh…

Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on September 24, 2018 by Shannon McFarland

Darren and Morgan, founders of Marcato

It all started 10 years ago with two musicians who were traveling and playing at festivals, then sharing ideas about the music industry on the tour van. Both musicians at heart with years of experience in the music industry, they also had business savvy and technical skills. And a dream to fix the music industry. The ideas Darren Gallop and Morgan Currie shared while riding tour vans between gigs would ultimately become Marcato. What started with thoughts about better ways…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on August 29, 2018 by Shannon McFarland

Music festival in Australia. Photo by danny howe on Unsplash

Festivals are booming in Australia. During the six years Marcato has been in the music festival scene in Australia, we’ve seen an explosion of growth. More awesome festivals, artists, and fans. In the last year, Australia boasted 10 of the Top 100 grossing concerts in the world. Among those ten were two mega festivals: Byron Bay Bluesfest and CMC Rocks Queensland. Now we’re excited to announce our account executive Mark Sparrow will be in Australia this November as a delegate…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on January 8, 2018 by Ashley MacDonald

We talk to a lot of festival organizers on a weekly basis. Many of them are in search for a better solution than the generic systems they’re using, like spreadsheets or word documents. But one of the common questions we get asked: “Is your software solution only used by music festivals?” And our answer is always of course not! We’ve been working in the festival & live events space for a decade now. Over those 10 years, we’ve had the…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers Uncategorized What's App? News from the app and the office on October 12, 2017 by Natasha Hillier

Our support team has been supporting festivals and live events for a combined 20 years and we’ve helped over 1500 events successfully use and benefit from our product. With these statistics come an expertise that is unmatched by any other support team in the event management software industry. Basically, what we are trying to say is: we know what we are doing and we want to help you feel the same way when it comes to festival management software. The…

Posted in: Short Weeklys on September 15, 2017 by Ashley MacDonald

We’re actively expanding into Europe over the coming months. In addition to making our festival & live event management software more widely available, we’ll also be traveling across Europe this fall. Our amazingly awesome Account Executive, Mark Sparrow will be making stops at several festivals and conferences throughout the continent. Here’s the rundown of where he’s going to be: Reeperbahn Festival; September 20-23, 2017 (Hamburg, Germany) *Including a corporate speaking session on Thursday, September 21st at 2pm International Festival Forum;…

Posted in: Uncategorized on September 25, 2015 by Natasha Hillier

In 2008, Canadian Festival Management Software provider, Marcato placed its first pin on the map in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We were a small Canadian start-up with a handful of severely caffeinated staff and just one client, Celtic Colours International Festival. Since then, we’ve grown to become the industry’s leading live event & festival management software provider with over 200 festivals and events using our software, worldwide. Although our company has grown, Canada still remains a cornerstone of Marcato, with many of the nation’s greatest…

Posted in: What's App? News from the app and the office on March 19, 2015 by Natasha Hillier

Recently a shift has taken place in the festival industry where festival mobile apps have become an expectation of festival goers, so much so that they’ve now almost become a full blown aspect of ‘festival culture’. Because of this upward trend, a growing concern for festival producers is the functionality of these apps. Is the app just a “sparkly gimmick”, or does it actually offer real usefulness and enhance the overall experience of the festival goer? These questions are not…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on March 9, 2015 by Natasha Hillier

When exploring whether festival management software might be a fit for your festival, it’s very important to consider the question of, ‘is my festival too small for festival management software?’ Seeing as festival management software is relatively new to the festival industry, the question of who really benefits from using a software like this can sometimes be unclear. Common Objections Are: “Our festival isn’t big enough to warrant a system like that.” “We already have some great internal processes in-place…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on February 26, 2015 by Natasha Hillier

Remember program guides? Glossy paper, 40 pages thick, chock-full of useful information: a centerfold map of the grounds, a full time schedule of what was happening and where you should look for it, and anything else you would need to know for the event. The days of printed program guides might be a thing of the past, but the industry standard of events and festivals having to provide their attendees detailed resources hasn’t gone anywhere. The web revolutionized the way…

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