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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: Featured Festivals Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on October 30, 2018 by Shannon McFarland

CaperCon convention attendees wait to meet actor Scott McNeil

You’ll find superheroes, villains, and anime characters at CaperCon. Or at least fans dressed up as their favorite characters from various games and shows! During the three-day convention in 2018, CaperCon brought together nearly 1,000 people while organized completely by volunteers. This annual pop culture event in Cape Breton is like a smaller, local version of ComiCon, the enormous multi-genre entertainment convention. Fans play games, attend panels, meet guest stars from shows, dress up as favorite characters and showcase artistic tributes…

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 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: Featured Festivals Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on June 22, 2017 by Natasha Hillier

Radical changes in the European political and social climates have inspired the festival association, Yourope, to Take a Stand. The political divisiveness of Brexit and the recent tragedy at the Manchester stop on Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” tour are two recent reminders of why Take a Stand is a relevant cause. A festival of any variety draws a diverse crowd of attendees who come from every corner of the world to celebrate music, food, art, and movies. It feels that…

Posted in: Tips, Tricks, & Best Practices for Festival Organizers on December 14, 2016 by Natasha Hillier

Everyone needs to eat during their stay at your event, and we’re not just talking patrons — your staff, artists, and volunteers are working so hard to put your event together and need to be fed well!  This is why festival catering or live event catering is such an important element of an event! That being said, when setting up your festival catering plan, things are often overlooked until they actually become a major issue onsite — which is, of…

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