Must not be owned by any company that has a dominant position in the Global Festival industry. Final discretion and approval will be with the Board due to the changing nature of the industry.
Invite to the bi-monthly member meetings and the Friends of AIF dinner.
Share of knowledge about issues such as theft and crime, to help create a safer and more enjoyable festival experience.
Up to 20% discount on event insurance.
Access to Members section of the AIF website to view online resources, special offers and job applications.
Free entry to AIF organised networking and discussion events.
Access to advice regarding environmental management in association with A Greener Festival.
Discounted admission to industry events and conferences.
Lobbying power provided where necessary for legal and industry issues.
Advisory body for issues in the overall live industry.
Introductions to key service providers: security, legal, financial, ticketing, insurance and more.
Exclusive member discounts and offers with key service providers and subcontractors.
Alliances and shared knowledge/resources with fellow festivals and international partners.
Inclusion in audience surveys and exclusive access to full survey results.
Regular email updates on essential issues and diary dates
Work experience scheme that brings music & event business students into independent festivals.
Shared resources and skills with Association of Independent Music.
Alternative to bodies representing the larger music events.
Option for AIF membership to be paid in full through bar solutions (contact us for details).
Opportunity to pair with an international festival through our Twin Festival Scheme.
Option to be part of the Ticket Trust; an ethical site for the legitimate resale of tickets.
Links with the British Council and international trade fairs.
Membership is charged as follows (+ V.A.T):
MEMBERSHIP (+ v.a.t)
Less than 1000
1000 to 5000
5001 to 7500
7501 to 10000
15% licensed capacity
Multi Venue Event
Overseas Festival - UK based**
* Entry Level membership only available to first time festivals, capacity below 10,000. Members will not be able to attend the bi-monthly meetings. Entry Level membership can only be received for one year after which full price membership will be instated. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other membership offers.
** Only organisers that reside in the UK but promote a festival that takes place over seas are eligible for this discount. Members receive 30% off of the relevant capacity prices listed above.
*** Only international organisers that live overseas and promote a festival that takes place over seas are eligible for this discount. Members receive 50% off of the relevant capacity prices listed above.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our ENTRY LEVEL MEMBERSHIP option. This is specifically tailored for start-up or early stage festival organisers. The membership fee is £250 + VAT and includes all of the benefits you can see listed above aside from invite to the Bi-monthly members meeting. This option is available for the first year of membership only for "start up" events. If you are a start up event and would like to take advantage of this opportunity please complete the form to the right and state "ENTRY LEVEL" along with your event description.
To become a member fill in the application to the right. Applications are considered monthly by the Board.
Once your logged in you can then proceed to your account or view the Friends of AIF Directory.