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 AIF Festival Congress 2018 hits Sheffield on 6 – 7 November

AIF Festival Congress 2018 hits Sheffield on 6 – 7 November

Tickets on sale now: www.festivalcongress.com AIF’s annual flagship Festival Congress will take place in Sheffield on November 6 and 7 this year. The move to Sheffield follows four consecutive sold-out years in Cardiff. The Congress, which has become a major fixture in the festival industry calendar, attracting over 400 delegates each year, will be held at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. The Independent…

AIF Moves Office

AIF Moves Office

AIF has moved to the newly opened co-working space The Ministry. You can now find us at 79 Borough Road, London, SE1 1DN. Our phone number remains the same you can call us on 0203 745 2897, or email phoebe@aiforg.com.

AIF welcomes reduced PRS rate for festivals

AIF welcomes reduced PRS rate for festivals

Tradebody celebrates victory for members after three-year campaign The Association of Independent Festivals is celebrating a hard-fought victory for its members today, after PRS for Music announced a new Tariff LP today with changes that will see reduced rates for festivals. PRS’ Popular Music Concert Tariff (Tariff LP) covers the licensing policy and charges for the use of copyright music controlled…

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

Independent festivals commit to eliminating single use plastic by 2021

AIF launches ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign, with over 60 festival websites ‘wrapped in plastic’.  Over 60 indie festivals and suppliers to take part in initiative on Earth Day, 22ndApril.  Participants to ban plastic straws as a minimum this season, and all single-use plastic within 3 years  Organisers of more than 60 independent festival across the UK have committed to banning…

Attitude is Everything Publishes State of Access Report 2018

Attitude is Everything Publishes State of Access Report 2018

Attitude is Everything have published their forth State of Access report which looks at the barriers faced by deaf and disabled people when trying to book tickets for live music events. The report included findings from their Access Booking Survey, which collected hundreds of responses from deaf and disabled gig-goers. Positively, three quarters of deaf and disabled  customers felt that…

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

AIF to break from AIM in its 10th anniversary year

Association of Independent Festivals to stand as own company from April 2018 Current GM Paul Reed promoted to Chief Executive Phoebe Rodwell joins AIF from MMF New Offices in Vauxhall’s Handbag Factory The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) will break away from its parent company AIM and operate as a separate company in April this year. The move comes as…

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

2017 Festival Congress Session Videos

JOHN MCGRATH KEYNOTE – MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FESTIVAL QUESTION TIME AIF General Manager Paul Reed, UK Music’s Michael Dugher and Yourope’s Christof Huber discuss what Brexit means for the live music business, YouRope’s ‘Take a Stand’ initiative and political activism at festivals. SAFER SPACES PANEL Spotlighting AIF’s 2017 sexual assault awareness campaign, in a discussion involving participating festivals and partners,…

Job: AIF Membership and Project Coordinator

Job: AIF Membership and Project Coordinator

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is seeking a new Membership and Project Coordinator to assist the General Manager of AIF with the day-to-day organisation and administration of the association alongside coordinating a range of projects and events. This is primarily an administrative role and requires an enthusiastic individual and quick learner who is capable of delivering as part of a…

AIF's Independent Festival Awards - Winners Announced!

AIF’s Independent Festival Awards – Winners Announced!

AIF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2017 INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL AWARDS   The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the 2017 Independent Festival Awards at a packed-out ceremony at DEPOT in Cardiff.   Hosted by Glastonbury Festival’s Ben Challis,the sparkling awards ceremony took place on the evening of the first day of AIF’s highly-praised annual Festival Congress (Monday 30th…

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