Building on the success of 2016’s Best in Fest FUND Masterclass Best in Fest Masterclass Series presents ICON – a first time ever gathering in Ireland of truly iconic founders/organisers from the Global Festival and Events Community – to share their stories and inspire delegates by charting their particular festival/event’s journey to greatness.

Moderated by Dave Fanning (RTE 2FM) and spotlighting giants of the Industry – including Michael Eavis, Founder of the Glastonbury Festival – Best in Fest ICON will feature individual fireside style interviews with each iconic panel member from a cross section of global festival/event genres. During these firesides our moderator will tease out key points with regard to the festival/events trajectory from inception to greatness and iconic status.

Topics covered will include event heritage, programming and development, PR marketing and sponsorship, social impact and economic impact, event organisational structures and specific case studies of what has and has not worked for the organisers.

ICON will also feature robust panel discussions and audience q&a.

Do not miss your opportunity to attend this unique, landmark event and be inspired by the very best in the business.

Best in Fest Masterclasses were launched with a clear and distinct focus: to offer delegates an accessible, educational and most importantly highly inspirational platform to hear from dynamic and iconic festival heroes, network with local and international peers, and most importantly leave our Masterclasses feeling enlightened, reinvigorated and reenergised.