Pros and cons of a virtual festival

7 April 2020

Long-serving Noff funny man Jack Ellis weighs up the bright and dark sides of an online festival


It is much more difficult to get lost in Leicester now that the festival is not happening in Leicester.

100% chance someone giving a workshop will accidentally turn on a filter and be unable to turn it off.

Don’t have to worry about staggering back to your accommodation after a heavy night networking.

No longer have to fumble around for your Curve membership card.



Can no longer watch Chris Thorpe take control of a discussion room.

Harder to make someone corpse during a serious discussion.

Can no longer marvel at just how tall Alan Lane really is.

It’s much harder for me to write stupid questions that don’t just look like your Gran asking how to use Google.