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Mystery artist to play the main stage at Village Green

Mystery artist to play the main stage at Village Green

Media speculation as to who is “Longy” has been rife – the mysterious guise of a musician that was rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury according to The Telegraph. This, of course, turned out to be an April Fool’s, but there is a Facebook group as well as a Twitter profile, an Instagram and even a website, all dedicated to the…

Not so fantastic plastic: Making Waves Guide launches

Not so fantastic plastic: Making Waves Guide launches

AIF member and general advocate of environmental awareness, Shambala Festival previously successfully launched the ‘Bring a Bottle’ campaign, where festival-goers, staff and artists were encouraged to bring a re-useable bottle with them rather than buying plastic bottles of water on site. The audience’s response and support proved that there is awareness around the issue of plastics, and that audiences can…

Electronic and pop meets emo and indie: Full Tramlines line up

Electronic and pop meets emo and indie: Full Tramlines line up

Following on from three huge lineup announcements including Public Enemy, Katy B and The Cribs, Tramlines yesterday announced that it has added a batch of new acts to the bill, including The Rifles, Simian Mobile Disco, Shift K3y, Ms Dynamite, Screaming Maldini, Sivu, Funeral for a Friend, Slow Club and over 30 more. Taking over the entire city centre in…

David Rodigan amongst the first announced for Festibelly

David Rodigan amongst the first announced for Festibelly

Festibelly has announced the first artists booked for this year’s festival in the heart of The New Forest on 11-12 July. Reggae DJ icon David Rodigan (pictured) is amongst the first names to be confirmed. For over 30 years David Rodigan has been the top dog in Britain’s reggae dance-halls. Joining David Rodigan on the dub themed Saturday afternoon will…

End of the Road Festival announces Comedy Stage line up

End of the Road Festival announces Comedy Stage line up

Alongside a plethora of bands and artists, including headliners Wild Beasts, Flaming Lips and Gene Clark No Other Band (a supergroup made up of members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention), a host of comedy acts join the End of the Road festival line up in August this year. The comedy stage is hidden in a…

AIF and WMF to host Festival Masterclasses in Cardiff

AIF and WMF to host Festival Masterclasses in Cardiff

General Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals, Paul Reed has teamed up with the Welsh Music Foundation to bring two days of ‘master-classes’ to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. With AIF’s first annual flagship event, The Festival Congress, taking place in conjunction with SWN Festival in October 2014 in Cardiff, the city was an ideal choice for AIF to…

Twickets joins forces with The Ticket Trust

Twickets joins forces with The Ticket Trust

As festival season fast approaches, and the exchange of tickets increases, all tickets posted on The Ticket Trust website will also feature on the Twickets app and Twitter feed, in order to provide a safe and ethical fan-to-fan platform for ticket re-selling. Three years ago AIF launched The Ticket Trust in association with Sandbag as an ethical alternative to the…

Pop star EXAMPLE to close Kendal Calling

Pop star EXAMPLE to close Kendal Calling

Today Kendal Calling made it’s third headline announcement for the Lake District based festival, due to take place 1 – 3rd August this year. Sunday night at Kendal Calling will see the huge pop star Example take to the main stage, while Brooklyn indie band Augustines headline the Calling Out Stage following the release of their second album. The festival…

Belladrum Festival sells out in record time

Belladrum Festival sells out in record time

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (8th & 9th August, Beauly, Inverness-shire) has sold out all weekend and Saturday tickets for the sixth year running in record time, five months ahead of the event taking place. The family-friendly festival, which is in its eleventh year, will host the smooth-voiced legend that is Tom Jones, brit-rock four-piece Razorlight, Billy Bragg, Frightened Rabbit and…

Friend of AIF, ID&C launch sustainability scheme for festival wristbands

Friend of AIF, ID&C launch sustainability scheme for festival wristbands

Security wristband suppliers and Friend of AIF ID&C has teamed-up with event waste recycling company More Bins to launch the UK’s first sustainability initiative for festival wristbands and lanyards. ‘Greener Wristbands’ encourages event organisers to return any used or excess fabric wristbands and lanyards to ID&C once their festival has ended. The returned products are then sorted and separated into…

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