AIF Announcements

EPC consults with event professionals on SAG.

EPC consults with event professionals on SAG.

The Emergency Planning College has drafted a good practice guide to working in safety advisory groups (SAG), and wishes event organisers and industry professionals to give feedback by June 4. The EPC aim to form a single, core guidance document for SAG, their members, event organisers and industry, intended to act as a reference document for new or inexperienced event…

Tramlines announces Sister Sledge for this year's festival

Tramlines announces Sister Sledge for this year’s festival

Tramlines has announced that iconic ’70s soul outfit Sister Sledge will be performing on the main stage on Devonshire Green on Saturday 26th July. 30 other new additions have also been made to the lineup which is now in excess of 100 artists.  The new announcements include  Tiga, TOY, Nicky Blackmarket, M.O., Woman’s Hour, We Were Evergreen, DLR, Alex Smoke, The DJ Pipes,…

Apply to play at Tramlines Festival 2014!

Apply to play at Tramlines Festival 2014!

Sheffield’s inner-city festival Tramlines is calling out for undiscovered bands to take to the stage at this year’s event, which takes place from 25 – 27 July. This year, headline artists, Tramlines’ booking team, and music industry experts from BBC Introducing will choose the final acts to play at this year’s festival. Hopefuls can apply on Tramline’s Facebook page by…

Legal Highs campaign snowballs

Legal Highs campaign snowballs

26 Festivals yesterday partook in a ‘digital blackout’, initiated and organised by AIF, to raise awareness about the dangers of so-called ‘Legal Highs’. AIF’s member festivals such as Bestival, Secret Garden Party and ArcTanGent, as well as non-members such as Glastonbury, T in the Park, Lovebox and Global Gathering, changed their website homepage design for 24 hours to a uniform…

The Festival Congress is Launched!

The Festival Congress is Launched!

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) today (Monday 28th April 2014) announced details of its brand new annual flagship event, The Festival Congress, which is coming to Cardiff this autumn. Keynote speakers confirmed so far include inspiring figures from the independent festival industry including Jude Kelly (Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre), Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury / The Great Escape) Rob…

Britpoppers join the bill for Stockton Weekender

Britpoppers join the bill for Stockton Weekender

Stockton Weekender has announced that ’90s indie britpoppers Shed Seven will be joining the bill at this year’s festival, taking place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July. Other acts announced include Hyde & Beast, Laurel, New Electric Ride, Weird Shapes, Red Kite, Dark Bells, Lilliput and PALACE, who will join the previously announced Public Enemy, Happy Mondays, Martha Reeves…

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…

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