AIF Announcements

Powerful Thinking launches Festival Fuel Tool, supported by AIF

Powerful Thinking launches Festival Fuel Tool, supported by AIF

Festivals organisers can now use a free online tool to check their energy performance in less than a minute. Supported by AIF and produced by not for profit industry think-do tank Powerful Thinking, this simple tool asks a series of questions and provides the user with an energy rating based on industry benchmarks. The tool also provides carbon emissions attributable…

AIF announces new speakers for The Festival Congress and partnership with BBC Wales Horizons

AIF announces new speakers for The Festival Congress and partnership with BBC Wales Horizons

AIF has announced further details of its brand new annual flagship event, The Festival Congress, which it is bringing to Cardiff on the 17th and 18th of October 2014. Day one of the congress will involve a series of speeches, presentations and panels with the most experienced professionals in the business, as well as the first official AGM of the…

Barn on the Farm wins the AIM Award for Best Independent Festival

Barn on the Farm wins the AIM Award for Best Independent Festival

The AIM Awards took place this week at The Brewery in London. Hosted by Radio 1’s Alice Levine and XFM’s John Kennedy, the ceremony saw the music industry come together to celebrate independence and recognise talent. The award for Best Independent Festival was won by AIF member Barn on the Farm, and the nominees included ArcTanGent, LeeFest, Greenbelt, and In…

ATP cancels this weekend's Jabberwocky Festival

ATP cancels this weekend’s Jabberwocky Festival

Having liquidised ATP Festival in June 2012, All Tomorrow’s Parties has today released a statement informing Jabberwocky attendees that they will be cancelling this year’s event. ATP had organised the festival with Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Barry Hogan of All Tomorrow’s Parties said: “It is with deep sadness we regret to inform everyone that as of today Tuesday 12th August…

AIF Profile in Music Week

AIF Profile in Music Week

AIF’s General Manager Paul Reed was grilled by Music Week about secondary ticketing, legal highs, The Festival Congress and the challenges facing the independent festival sector. Read the full article in this week’s Music Week.

9 days left to get early bird tickets for Festival Congress

9 days left to get early bird tickets for Festival Congress

The independent festival industry comes together for 2 days in Cardiff! A brilliant opportunity to network, share, learn, collaborate and to celebrate! SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Alison Wenham (AIM) Chris Tofu (Continental Drifts / London Remixed) Ivan Milivojev (Exit Festival / Sundance Festival) Jude Kelly (Southbank Centre) Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury / The Great Escape) Nick Fraser (Tim Peaks) Pip Rush (Arcadia Spectacular)…

Voting opens for Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Awards 2014

Voting opens for Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Awards 2014

Voting has opened for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival at the AIM Independent Music Awards, in association with AIF. Music fans can vote for the Best Independent Festival from a list of 14 festivals, and one lucky voter will be selected at random to win guest tickets to the winning festival in 2015. 

The Golden Welly Award…

Bruce Dickinson on the noise restrictions at Hyde Park

Bruce Dickinson on the noise restrictions at Hyde Park

Live Nation previously struggled with noise restrictions at London’s Hyde Park having famously cut short Bruce Springsteen’s set in 2012 when the singer broke curfew, and it now seems Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is not convinced that the noise restrictions at the inner city outdoor venue have been banished since AEG took it over for the British Summer Time…

AIF and BBC Introducing team up

AIF and BBC Introducing team up

The Association of Independent Festivals has again partnered with BBC Introducing to bring great emerging acts to the attention of our 600,000 combined festival attendees in 2014. Having taken the partnership a step further by rolling it out nationally last year, this year bands chosen by BBC Introducing are being offered the opportunity to play at some of the most…

Policing reform u-turn described as "a victory for common sense" by festival organisers.

Policing reform u-turn described as “a victory for common sense” by festival organisers.

Association of Independent Festivals, AFO, Festival Republic, Live Nation, UK Music and National Association of Outdoor Events have been campaigning on behalf of festival organisers in relation to a public consultation this year over whether the Special Police Service (SPS) should be a legal requirement on-site at events across the UK. Due to a collective concern that some festivals and…

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