Safer Spaces at Festivals

Safer Spaces at Festivals

An updated version of our 2017 Safer Spaces at Festivals campaign, which is aimed at tackling sexual violence at festivals. Over 90 UK festivals committed to an updated Charter of Best Practice developed with input and guidance from experts.


Take Your Tent Home - Say No To Single Use

Take Your Tent Home – Say No To Single Use

This consumer-facing campaign was launched on May 8th 2019, with a core message of reuse aimed at inspiring festival-goers to ‘Take Your Tent Home’, ‘Say No To Single Use’ in advance of festival season.


Drastic on Plastic

Drastic on Plastic

A digital campaign launched to coincide with Earth Day on Sunday April 22nd 2018. For 24 hours, AIF member festival websites were ‘wrapped in plastic’ for 24 hours to raise awareness of single use plastic. In addition, all participating festivals committed to banning the use of plastic straws on-site in 2018 as a minimum first step and pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic at their events by 2021.


Safer Spaces at Festivals

Safer Spaces at Festivals

To raise greater awareness about sexual violence across everyone from audiences to artists to staff and volunteers – and to spread some key messages around “consent”, about “not being a bystander” and to take a “zero tolerance” approach to all forms of sexual assault.


Access Starts Online

Access Starts Online

Access Starts Online launched at the Festival Congress in 2015 as a partnership with Attitude Is Everything.


Fair Play For Festivals

Fair Play For Festivals

The 'Fair Play For Festivals' agreement was launched at the Festival Congress 2015 in partnership with The MU (Musicians Union).


Legal Highs

Legal Highs

Working with expert drug charities and services, the AIF planned and organised a coordinated blackout of festival websites to raise awareness of legal highs on 05/05. The campaign involved 26 festivals and gained national media from the likes of BBC, Sky News and The Guardian, reaching 9 million people through websites and twitter.


Festival Fuel Tool

Festival Fuel Tool

Festivals organisers can now use a free online tool to check their energy performance in less than a minute. Supported by AIF and produced by not for profit industry think-do tank Powerful Thinking, this simple tool asks a series of questions and provides the user with an energy rating based on industry benchmarks.