AIF Announcements

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…

Festival Congress - Speakers Announced

Festival Congress – Speakers Announced

Speakers from Glastonbury, Liverpool Sound City, Bestival, Kilimanjaro Live, Kendal Calling, Isle Of Wight Festival, Truck Festival and more confirmed. Taking place in Cardiff on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, the Festival Congress returns with a two-day conference at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC). There will also be a festival themed evening celebration on the 5th at Cardiff University’s…

Festival Congress - Content Update

Festival Congress – Content Update

Taking place in Cardiff on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, the Festival Congress returns with a two-day conference at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) and a festival themed evening celebration, awards and street food banquet at The Great Hall, Cardiff University. The early-bird tickets have now ended and general sale tickets are now on sale through UNA: www.unatickets.com A quick update:…

Early-Bird Festival Congress Tickets On Sale Today!

Early-Bird Festival Congress Tickets On Sale Today!

Early-bird tickets for this year’s Festival Congress are on sale now from Una Tickets: www.unatickets.com The Festival Congress is back in Cardiff again this year on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, with a two-day conference at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) and a festival themed evening celebration event at The Great Hall, Cardiff University. The event will feature a…

Just So Festival Awarded the 2015 ID&C Grass Roots Bursary

Just So Festival Awarded the 2015 ID&C Grass Roots Bursary

ID&C sifted through 50 applications for their grass roots bursary this year and AIF member Just So Festival took out the top place. They were awarded with £2500 worth of event wristbands, passes and lanyards for this year’s event. The Grass Roots Festival Bursary is open to all festivals which have been running for less than 7 years and have a…

Applications Open For Festival Congress Apprentice 2015

Applications Open For Festival Congress Apprentice 2015

National trade organisation and leading festival representational body The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) are seeking an apprentice based in Wales to assist the Event Producer with the planning, co-ordination, delivery and day-to-day administration of the 2015 Festival Congress event. Taking place in Cardiff on 5th and 6th November, the Festival Congress is AIF’s annual flagship event, attracting over 400…

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