AIF Announcements

FESTIVAL CONGRESS DATES ANNOUNCED

FESTIVAL CONGRESS DATES ANNOUNCED

The dates for the 4th annual Festival Congress are the 30th-31st October, again also taking place in Cardiff, Wales. Every year the Festival Congress sells out and last year attracted just over 400 delegates from the independent festival industry for the 2-day conference and awards celebration. All AIF members and Friends are entitled to one free delegate pass and then…

LAST EVER SECRET GARDEN PARTY ANNOUNCED

LAST EVER SECRET GARDEN PARTY ANNOUNCED

Recently the Head Gardener (Freddie Fellowes) made the shock announcement that this year’s Secret Garden Party would be the last. What started out as a party for a few hundred people 15 years ago, grew into one of the most treasured & creative boutique festivals and it is going to leave a huge gap on the UK festival calendar. In his statement…

AIF announces winners of the 2016 Festival Congress Awards 

AIF announces winners of the 2016 Festival Congress Awards 

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the 2016 Festival Congress Awards at a packed out ceremony at DEPOT in Cardiff. Hosted by Ben Challis (Glastonbury Festival),the ceremony took place on the evening of the first day of Festival Congress (Tuesday 1st November). Winners included Bluedot (New Festival on the block), End of the Road Festival…

Entry Call For 2017 Event Production Awards

Entry Call For 2017 Event Production Awards

Access All Areas and Mash Media’s Event Production Awards are set to return in 2017, taking place on the 1st March at the Lancaster Hotel in London. They are now accepting entries for all awards which “sees the great and good of the events industry come together to celebrate and recognise the people who keep the cogs turning.” To enter the…

Global Acquires Several Festivals / Edition Capital Announces New Media & Entertainment Fund

Global Acquires Several Festivals / Edition Capital Announces New Media & Entertainment Fund

In mid 2015 Global dived headfirst into the festival business by acquiring a stake in Broadwick Live- the folks behind Snowbombing and Festival No. 6. Last week Global announced that they have also acquired six more festivals, 4 from Impresario and 2 from Count of Ten and a larger stake in Broadwick Live. Edition Capital who were the investment fund…

Event Tech Live

Event Tech Live

As Europe’s only dedicated show for event technology, on the 9th of November in London, Event Tech Live will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and software available for organisers of festivals and outdoor events. Throughout the exhibition, panel discussions and keynote speakers take to the Main Stage to deliver content and sessions to inspire and engage the audience. This is…

AIF's 2016 Audience Survey

AIF’s 2016 Audience Survey

We’re now accepting responses for the 2016 AIF audience survey which is used towards research such as our 6 Year Audience Report that the Live Music Exchange presented at the Festival Congress in 2014. The information is invaluable in identifying key stats and trends relating to festival audiences including behaviours, modes of transport, economic impact and much more – important factors when demonstrating the value of the…

Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 3rd Festival Congress Awards have just been announced taking place during the Festival Congress on the 1st November at the DEPOT in Cardiff. The awards will be hosted by Glastonbury’s Ben Challis and are decided on by votes from AIF members. There are ten award categories including, among others, ‘New Festival on the Block’, ‘Unique Festival Arena’, ‘Mind Blowing…

Join The Energy Revolution

Join The Energy Revolution

Energy Revolution is a not-for-profit movement that turns your audience’s travel miles into 100% clean renewable energy. By crowdsourcing donations at ticket point-of-sale, Energy Revolution gives events and their audiences the opportunity to balance their negative impacts through investment in renewable energy, helping to reduce the impact of the event and create a brighter future for us all. To find out more,…

Sadiq Khan To Protect London Venues With 'Agent Of Change' Principle

Sadiq Khan To Protect London Venues With ‘Agent Of Change’ Principle

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to introduce an ‘Agent Of Change’ principle to help protect music venues faced with noise complaints and licensing issues when developers decide to build residential structures next door or near live music venues. Once this is implemented it will mean the developer will be responsible for protecting residents against sound bleed issues in the…

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