About Festival Congress

Festival Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event and the largest gathering of independent festival promoters in the UK, attracting over 400 music industry delegates each year. A two-day conference and evening celebration and awards, the event offers unique networking opportunities alongside a platform for industry discussion and celebration.   The conference has a progressive format, including the ‘Talking Heads’ TED x style talks, interactive workshops and fireside chats with industry experts.  Following three consecutive sold-out events in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Congress has rapidly evolved to become a fixture and must attend event in the industry calendar.

About AIF

The  Association  of  Independent Festivals  is  the  UK’s leading not for profit festival trade association. Founded in 2008  by  Rob  Da  Bank  (Bestival)  and  his  Manager  Ben Turner   (Graphite   Media),   the   AIF   operates   as   an autonomous  division  of  the  Association  of  Independent Music (AIM) with its own board and governance structure.  The  combined  attendance  of  AIF’s  60  member  events exceeds  600,000,  contributing  over  £200m  to  the  UK economy annually.