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Wollongong street art festival spreads colour across city and beyond
Wollongong street art festival spreads colour across city and beyond
Another part of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, has been bathed in colour as the Wonderwalls street art festival expands into new areas of the city, with plans to grow further.
How technology is giving more life to festivals
How technology is giving more life to festivals
Technologies which bring festival-goers closer to the action during and after events are set to be a game-changer. Virtual reality in particular gives brands and acts the ability to forge meaningful connections with attendees. A 360-degree video and bi...
Injured at Glastonbury? 3 little words will help medics find you
Injured at Glastonbury? 3 little words will help medics find you
The Glastonbury festival magics up a small, temporary city in rural Somerset, England — a city with its own health service, staffed largely by NHS professionals. Until last year, they had no precise way to locate people in emergencies, instead re...
Facebook to flag more events for users
Facebook to flag more events for users
Looking for something to do Fourth of July Weekend? Facebook may have an answer for you.
Enforcement of state law could hinder festivals
Enforcement of state law could hinder festivals
The big buzz in the South Carolina beer scene over the weekend was an article published by The Post and Courier detailing how the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's alcohol unit has recently begun enforcing a 20-year-old state law that prohibits...
Next new thing for travelers: Sign up for TSA's PreCheck at music festival
Next new thing for travelers: Sign up for TSA's PreCheck at music festival
If you haven't signed up for PreCheck, the government's pre-screening program aimed at shortening your wait at airport security, there's a novel new place and time to do it: a music festival.
Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics
Brazil arrests group plotting 'acts of terrorism' before Olympics
Brazil arrested 10 people on suspicion of belonging to a group supporting Islamic State (IS) and preparing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said.
Sexual assault reports cast shadow over summer concerts
Sexual assault reports cast shadow over summer concerts
Attending summer concerts has become as much of seasonal tradition as backyard barbecues and lazy afternoons at the beach, but the persistent threat of sexual violence has supplied a dangerous undercurrent to what should be a innocuous atmosphere.
Is it right to use public parks for commercial events?
Is it right to use public parks for commercial events?
During the summer, London is abuzz with large-scale cultural and sporting events - many of which are held in public parks. This season, Formula E motor races will be held in Battersea Park, while music festivals will take over Victoria Park, Finsbury P...
San Francisco pride amps up security after Orlando, Florida, shooting
San Francisco pride amps up security after Orlando, Florida, shooting
San Francisco city leaders stood on the steps of the emergency management department and vowed that the city's annual LGBT Pride festival taking place this weekend would not only be safe but one of the "most celebratory" in its 46-year history. The re...
Music for all: It's time to get serious about ending sexual violence at festivals
Music for all: It's time to get serious about ending sexual violence at festivals
Music festivals are a classic part of Chicago summers, but recent reports of groping and sexual assault at Swedish music festival, Bravalla, have cast a dark cloud over upcoming fests. It's time for festival organizers, musicians, and music fans to pri...
Dollywood adds calming room to help kids with sensory overloads
Dollywood adds calming room to help kids with sensory overloads
Families of children with autism now have a place to go at Dollywood for a quiet, relaxing environment if they experience sensory overload.
Here's how the UK's Brexit from the European Union could affect the music and film industries
Here's how the UK's Brexit from the European Union could affect the music and film industries
To the surprise of many, the United Kingdom's population voted to approve a referendum to leave the European Union late last night. (Maybe we all shouldn’t be so sure about the impossibility of a Trump presidency, hm?) The vote was tight, with ju...
From broadcasting to tickets: How the Olympics make money in 10 charts
From broadcasting to tickets: How the Olympics make money in 10 charts
The Olympics' large scope comes with hefty costs. Using data from the Oxford University Said Business School, the team at PointAfter, a sports data visualization site powered by Graphiq, was able to compare cost and revenue metrics for Rio 2016 to prev...
In hopes of deterring violence at J'ouvert Festival, officials turn up the lights
In hopes of deterring violence at J'ouvert Festival, officials turn up the lights
Participants in the predawn street festival that precedes the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn will notice a striking change this year: light. Lots of it.
These 10 US cities have more live summer events than the rest
These 10 US cities have more live summer events than the rest
If you love listening to music under the stars, picnicking at Shakespeare in the Park or snacking on Cracker Jack at baseball games, summer is the season for you. And if live events are your favorite, you might want to plan a trip to Las Vegas.
Egypt launches first Afro-Chinese Arts Festival to promote tourism
Egypt launches first Afro-Chinese Arts Festival to promote tourism
Egypt launched its first Afro-Chinese Arts & Folklore Festival in a bid to draw tourists back to the North-African country.
How Britain's biggest music festival could tip the Brexit vote
How Britain's biggest music festival could tip the Brexit vote
Glastonbury Festival, the gigantic five-day music festival that takes place on Worthy Farm 135 miles southwest of London, is a sort of rite of summer for British teens and twenty-somethings. They make the pilgrimage to the bucolic setting every June fo...