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01 June

Your flights are booked, the festival tickets are secured and the date is set. Excitement, sleep counting and smugness commences – you are officially going on holiday. One problem remains, however. That idyllic destination you’ve had stuck in your head, that festival venue you’ve mulled over for months, is to be found in a part […]

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22 May

In our third podcast, Chris is joined by friend, festival and live music lover Rich, to ask: What will festival and live music events be like in life after coronavirus? How will we get back to normality in the first place? What will we do for the rest of summer 2020 until then?  What do […]

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13 March

In our second podcast, Chris is joined by friends and music lovers Ash and Graeme to review the European Festival Awards 2020, the annual celebration of the continent’s most esteemed festivals and the organisers behind them. What do you think about this year’s winners? Please leave me a comment below, share and subscribe to the […]

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18 February

“Shall we get VIP festival tickets?” A question most frequently asked by your mate whose parents still pay their rent and the lucky ones with too much disposable income. But for those of us without money to burn the real question is – are VIP festival tickets worth the extra dosh? VIP tickets and their […]

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13 February

Welcome to the first-ever Festival Insider podcast! Your number one source of information for international festival travel and tourism. In our first episode, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Chris Taylor explains what Festival Insider is all about. Chris is joined by his lifelong friend and festival buddy Mark, who explains where their love of festivals began. Remember, […]

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02 February

Attention music lovers. Mainland Europe has an array of world-class festivals for party-goers, catering for hardcore dance and techno crews right through to Pop and Indie lovers. With so many to choose from, we’ve pulled together our pick of the best European music festivals to attend in 2020 for you to get excited about.  Snowbombing […]

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18 December

Festival Insider Rachel moved to Prague in the Czech Republic four months ago. Read about her experiences of this fantastic capital city in her Local’s Guide to Prague for First-Timers. Moving to Prague? Here are a few tips from someone four months in… Do your research. Prague caters for all tastes and interests, so to […]

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17 November

As the leaves fall and the winter chill begins to bite, the sunny warmth of festival season seems like a long time ago. But there are plenty of things festival fans and intrepid explorers can do over winter to keep their outdoor arm-thrusting impulses at bay until next summer.

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15 June

Today is National Beer Day in the UK and with the event’s big brother coming just around the corner, International Beer Day on 18 August, we thought we’d pay a quick nod to the customary tradition of celebrating a drink with one another by learning how to say “cheers” in European languages with our continental […]

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