How to organise a small music festival – in 9 steps

How to organise a small music festival – in 9 steps

Live music, light nights, open skies and feel-good vibes – not much can rival the atmosphere of a summertime music festival.

If you’re a serial Glasto-goer or are obsessed with your local music scene, you might be thinking about organising your own. Go for it, we say! Whether it’s to turn a profit, or simply put on an amazing event for your mates, planning a mini music festival can be a thrilling experience. It’s also a great way to start building up a portfolio if you’re looking to get into event planning as a career. Festivals can be fantastic as fundraisers, too, giving you the chance to raise money for a good cause while having a whole lot of fun.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to plan your own small music festival, you’ll need to be armed with knowledge before you get started.

Kick things off by reading our quick how-to guide👇

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How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

Stand-up comedy has to be one of the most intimate and intricate forms of performance there is. Not only are you putting your own carefully crafted material out there for all to witness, you’re delivering it yourself. Live. On stage. With possible hecklers. Yikes!

Is that enough to put off natural-born comedians, though? No way. Quite the opposite, in fact – it’s actually what they thrive off. And so might you, if you take a deep breath and just give it a go.

Easier said than done, we know. But if you’re reading this article we’re betting you’re seriously thinking about it. Which means you’re passionate about what you do. Which means you should definitely take the plunge and see what happens. What is there to lose?

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From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

Whether you’re a wellness coach, yoga teacher, creative writer, or have another skill you want to share, running a retreat can be a really fulfilling process, and it can help take your business to the next level too.

Whatever your profession or passion, retreats provide the perfect way to cultivate new connections, find inspiration, and widen your current offering. There’s a bit of an art to it though, which requires striking the perfect balance between relaxing travel vibes and wholesome productivity.

Here, we cover all you need to know for running a successful retreat.

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8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

Organising events can be tough. From scheduling speakers and meals, to calculating costs and collecting payments, you’ll have to deal with so many tasks that can easily overwhelm you. Luckily, the right software solutions can keep your events running smoothly by keeping track of all those little details you don’t have time for! Here are eight challenges of organising events and how event software platforms can help with each one.

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6 tips for building a loyal event community

6 tips for building a loyal event community

Plan on running recurring events? Cultivating a loyal event community is key to selling out every time. If you’re just starting out, though, the idea of building up an enthusiastic following for your events from scratch is probably a bit daunting.

Daunting – sure. Impossible? No way. It’s really all about creating meaningful connections with the people who care about your events, and making sure they know how much you appreciate them.

Here, we break down some top tips for building an event community that’s loyal, enthusiastic, and always on the lookout for your Next Big Thing. Let’s get started.

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How your event ticket sales are supporting healthy oceans

How your event ticket sales are supporting healthy oceans

We’re proud to support the Ocean Conservation Trust’s new Blue Meadows project, which focuses on a holistic approach to protect and restore the UK’s seagrass meadows for the health of our oceans and beyond. Keep reading to find out how every ticket sold through Ticket Tailor makes a difference and why seagrass could be a game-changer in tackling the climate crisis.

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How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

Deciding how much to sell your event tickets for can be pretty daunting. What if you set them too high and no one buys them? Or too low and realise you could have made way more profit?

The truth is, setting your ticket price isn’t an exact science. But that’s not to say you just have to take a wild stab in the dark at it. There should definitely be a clear methodology behind your ticket pricing, otherwise you do risk losing out to the competition or, worse, not breaking even.

In this article, we explain all you need to know.

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Ticket Tailor demo events

Ticket Tailor demo events

We often get asked by event creators who are looking to use Ticket Tailor whether they can see the product in action from the ticket buyers point of view. To help out we’ve pulled together this repository of demo events to highlight a range of different types of events and features that Ticket Tailor can support with. The list is not exhaustive but should give a good sense of what your customers can expect to see.

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How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

FunWithTrains is a kids’ events business that sees little ones playing with gigantic train tracks across over 30 venues in the UK. It’s family run, and prides itself on providing great fun entertainment for kids without breaking the bank – not least because adults go free!

Read on to find out about how Joga Shocker turned an afternoon out with his son into a successful events business (that also happened to survive a pandemic…)

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10 lovely community event ideas for summer

10 lovely community event ideas for summer

Ever wondered what it would be like if your community was a little more… community-like? We’ve got just the thing.

Hosting a community event is a great way to finally get to know the neighbours you’ve been waving at politely for years – and can act as the perfect, good-fun ice breaker. Plus it gives everyone something to look forward to, and can be a fantastic way to practice your event-planning skills if you’re looking for a new hobby or even a career change.

What better time to give it a whirl than when the days are long and the weather is fine?

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