AIF Announcements

Final Speakers and Schedule Announced for Festival Futures

Final Speakers and Schedule Announced for Festival Futures

With less than a month to go before the first Festival Futures Conferences kick off in Brighton and Manchester, AIF have released the final speaker lineup and full conference schedule. The final speakers announced include Katy Mcleod (Chill Welfare), Sean McLoughlin (Metal/Village Green Festival), Adrian Tinsen and Gavin Bull (HM Inspectors of Health & Safety). Tickets for each event include entry to…

AIF Announces Festival Futures Conferences

AIF Announces Festival Futures Conferences

After a successful two years establishing and selling out the Festival Congress in Cardiff as a leading festival industry event, The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) announces ‘Festival Futures’- two co-ordinated one-day conference events in Brighton and Manchester this April. These will feature festival promoter keynotes, quick fire ‘Talking Heads’ sessions and fireside chats with industry experts alongside opportunities for…

9 AIF members sign up to 'Access Starts Online'

9 AIF members sign up to ‘Access Starts Online’

‘Access Starts Online’ is the accessibility information partnership between AIF and Attitude Is Everything and 9 AIF members have now signed up to the initiative in less than 3 months. ArcTanGent, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Common People, Cornbury, Deershed, Just So, Kendal Calling and Nozstock The Hidden Valley are the AIF members who have signed up so far providing disabled fans with…

Festival Congress Wrap Up and Thank You's

Festival Congress Wrap Up and Thank You’s

The second annual Festival Congress returned to Cardiff again earlier this month and was also sold out again! We had a wonderful two days of conference panels, presentations, workshops and quick-fire talks along with a fun evening at the Festival Congress awards in the middle. We also launched two campaigns with The MU – ‘The Fair Play For Festivals‘ emerging…

Festival Congress Award Winners Announced

Festival Congress Award Winners Announced

Winners of the 2015 Festival Congress Awards announced The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced the winners of the 2015 Festival Congress Awards at a ceremony in Cardiff. The Festival Congress Awards celebrate the diverse and creative community that makes the festival landscape what it is. Hosted by Ben Challis (General Counsel to Glastonbury Festival)the ceremony took place on…

AIF & The MU launch 'Fair Play For Festivals' emerging artists agreement

AIF & The MU launch ‘Fair Play For Festivals’ emerging artists agreement

The Association of Independent Festivals and The Musicians’ Union announce details of ‘Fair Play for Festivals’ agreement   The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) and the Musicians’ Union (MU) today announced details of an agreement that will mutually benefit emerging artists who are represented by the MU and the AIF’s 55member festivals. The ‘Fair Play for Festivals’ agreement will formalise…

AIF and AIE launch 'Access Starts Online'

AIF and AIE launch ‘Access Starts Online’

Access Starts Online: Attitude is Everything and the Association of Independent Festivals partner on new digital campaign to provide improved online information for disabled music fans Call for independent music festivals to provide designated and detailed access information pages on their websites AIF aim for their 50+ members to sign up within 12 months Campaign to be rolled out to…

Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

Festival Congress Award Nominees Announced

We’ve just announced the nominees for the 2nd Festival Congress Awards taking place during the Festival Congress on the 5th November at the Great Hall, Cardiff University. The awards will be hosted by Glastonbury’s Ben Challis and are decided on by the AIF members. Here are the nominees: New festival on the block (no more than three editions) ArcTanGent Northbound Festival…

FIVE WEEKS UNTIL THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS + MORE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

FIVE WEEKS UNTIL THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS + MORE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

With just five weeks until this year’s Festival Congress we have revealed the final lineup of speakers including Secret Garden Party, Block9, Walk The Plank, On Blackheath and Crate Brewery. Entry includes access to the evening celebration, street food feast and Festival Congress Awards- all nominees announced 12th October! 5th and 6th November in Cardiff, a limited number of tickets…

Volunteer at the Festival Congress

Volunteer at the Festival Congress

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is is looking to recruit enthusiastic and friendly volunteers for the 2015 Festival Congress, to be held in Cardiff on Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November. Launched in 2014, the Festival Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event- a two-day conference and celebration of the independent festival industry. The conference will take place on Thursday…

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