Following a successful launch in 2017, Festout returns to Sandown Park in September 2018.
This year the show promises returning, crowd-pleasing favourites alongside new highlights that will entice a strong turnout.

An estimated 150 exhibitors will be in attendance and The Main Stage provides top speakers delivering key insights. Nick Morgan (We are the Fair) continues his themes from 2017, whilst Access All Areas provides two key sessions – interviews with Shangri-La founder Deborah Armstrong and Ground Control’s Jon Drape talking about his new initiative – Festival Safe.

New for 2018:

FestTech: Discover the latest technologies within this theatre’s soon-to-be-announced programme of content, plus meet relevant suppliers in the surrounding Tech Zone

The Training Zone: Storm4Events is curating a series of training sessions dedicated to safety, security and crowd management.  These sessions will deliver complimentary training from leading, qualified industry trainers, exclusively at Festout. The trainers will use case studies and theory over eight hour long sessions to cover topics such as emergency planning, safety and security counter-terrorism and crowd management.

List of speakers/sessions so far

Day 1: Wednesday 26 September

10.30 – 11.15 | NOEA presents | It couldn’t happen to me.

11.45 – 12.30 | We Are The Fair | Are we of value to the industry?

13.00 – 13.45 | Access All Areas | Founding the Shangri-La experience & how festival experiences have evolved since. With Deborah Armstrong, founder of Shangri-La.

14.15 – 15.00 | We Are The Fair | Unification in licencing agreements.

15.30 – 16.15 | Conference News | Taking your conference outdoors.

Day 2: Thursday 27 September

10.30 – 11.15 | Production Services Association | Latest Health & Safety updates.

12.00 – 12.45 | We Are The Fair | How independent festivals are fighting back.

13.30 – 14.15 | Access All Areas | In conversation with Festival Safe.

14.45 – 15.30 | A Greener Festival | Practical sustainability for our future.

*All will take place at The Main Stage