About Festival Congress
AIF’s annual flagship Festival Congress will take place in Sheffield on November 6th and 7th this year. The move to Sheffield follows four consecutive sold-out years in Cardiff. The Congress, a two-day conference and Independent Festival Awards, has become a major fixture in the festival industry calendar, attracting over 400 delegates each year.
The conference will be held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, with the Independent Festival Awards taking place at 92 Burton Road – a warehouse venue that is well known for its ‘Peddler Night Market’ events.
The event is attended by leading independent festival organisers across the UK, including 83% of AIF members in 2017.
National trade organisation The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is the UK’s leading festival representative body. Founded in 2008, the combined attendance of AIF’s 65 member events exceeds 600,000, contributing over £200m to the UK economy annually. AIF provides a vital support network for independent festivals promoters through members meetings, public facing campaigns and lobbying, producing conferences and training events and providing business support services to members.
AIF member festivals include some of the most successful and innovative festivals in the UK including the likes of Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Shambala, End of the Road, Boardmasters, Kendal Calling and many more.
Find out more at www.aiforg.com