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Frightened Rabbit and MØ confirmed for LeeFest

Frightened Rabbit and MØ confirmed for LeeFest

LeeFest has confirmed its first acts for the 2014 festival at Highams Hill Farm, Sheepbarn Lane, Warlingham from 11 – 13 July, and among them are Scottish Indie band Frightened Rabbit who will headline LeeFest as one of only two shows in England this year, according to Virtual Festivals. Dan Le Sac vs Scoobius Pip will also be bringing their…

New Purple Guide to promote safer events launches at House of Commons

New Purple Guide to promote safer events launches at House of Commons

The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at music and other events relaunched this week, offering an in-depth guide to running safer music events. First published in 1992 by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the industry, the guide is an invaluable guide to Health and Safety for large scale events organisers from the UK and…

Noisey article - The Majors Vs The Independents.

Noisey article – The Majors Vs The Independents.

An interesting article in Noisey/Vice about the changes in festival culture. Are the independents the ones keeping it real? Has Reading and Leeds Festival forgotten what it means to choose creative and exciting acts? “With the exception of Glastonbury and the slick move of booking OutKast at Bestival, nobody seems to get truly excited about the Great British music festival…

How will 'locally-set' licensing fees affect Independent Festivals?

How will ‘locally-set’ licensing fees affect Independent Festivals?

Norman Baker (The Minister of State for Crime Prevention) today informed Parliament of the publication of a public consultation to change the way fees are set under the Licensing Act 2003. The proposal is to introduce locally-set full cost recovery by Licensing Authorities from Licensed events. The government has indicated it may set a cap on these fees. Read the…

An overview of Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014

An overview of Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014

For all those that attended the Green Events & Innovations Conference on Thursday (and for those that didn’t), here’s a handy overview of the day… [View the story “Green Events & Innovations Conference 2014″ on Storify]

Gurus Gather for AIF Marketing Event

Gurus Gather for AIF Marketing Event

We recently promoted a sold-out all-day Marketing and Promotion seminar in London. Taking place at Minster Exchange (London, EC3R 7PP), the event was packed with engaging presentations and discussions from the likes of Bestival, Kendal Calling and YouTube. Highlights included Lee Denny of Leefest giving the lowdown on crowd funding after raising £50K in 28 days for his event by focusing…

AIF give evidence to APPG on Ticketing abuse

AIF give evidence to APPG on Ticketing abuse

The first evidence session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Ticketing Abuse heard representatives from the worlds of concerts, festivals, theatre and sport report the negative impact of the so-called secondary market on their respective sectors. Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) General Manager Paul Reed, Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith, Angus Bujalski of the Rugby Football Union and the…

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