AIF Announcements

Event Buyers Live Announced for 2016

Event Buyers Live Announced for 2016

Event Buyers Live is returning in 2016 after a hugely successful 2015 event where VIP event organisers and suppliers were brought together in a structured and pre-facilitated networking environment. AIF member Zac Fox said ‘It was very useful to me. I think that sometimes it is easy to keep your head down and just get on with the day to…

UK Music Release 2015 Wish You Were Here Report

UK Music Release 2015 Wish You Were Here Report

UK Music have released their 2015 Wish You Were Here report detailing that music tourism generates £3.1bn for the UK economy. The research also shows that between 2011-2014 music tourism numbers have increased by 34% with 9.5 million travelling for music events in 2014 alone. There has also been a 39% increase of international visitors coming over for UK music…

House of Bestival's Prop Shop Now Open

House of Bestival’s Prop Shop Now Open

The hugely creative team behind Bestival have recently opened the doors to the House of Bestival Prop Shop allowing event organisers to hire everything from art installations to props to furniture and even whole bars. They have been building the collection for a decade so there’s a ridiculous amount treasure in stock ready to be hired. You can check out…

AIF & BBC Introducing Partnership 2015

AIF & BBC Introducing Partnership 2015

Building on the success of the groundbreaking partnership with BBC Introducing that has seen emerging talent matched with independent festivals throughout the UK since 2012, The Association of independent Festivals (AIF), the London based organisation that represents over 50 of the UK’s independent music festivals, has announced details for this years artist and festival pairings under the scheme including the…

PRS for Music Announce Consultation Extension

PRS for Music Announce Consultation Extension

Earlier this week PRS for Music announced that it would be extending the consultation period for Tariff LP after an industry-wide request was put forward by CPA and supported by AIF. The consultation period was due to close on June 8 but will now end on September 30 allowing CPA and other industry bodies to prepare and conduct their own…

'You Could Lose The Lot On Legal Highs'

‘You Could Lose The Lot On Legal Highs’

Following the success of last year’s well received campaign to highlight the dangers of so-called ‘legal highs’, AIF are coordinating a new initiative around the same theme for 2015. In 2014, AIF’s ‘Don’t Be In The Dark’ campaign involved over 20 music festivals participating in an online blackout, which saw the homepages on their respective official websites replaced for 24 hours…

AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

AIF Presents: Festival Fever 2015

AIF has launched a new initiative entitled ‘Festival Fever’ with the aim of highlighting the cultural and economic impact of independent festivals, with a focus on the broad experiential multi-arts offering of its member events. To promote Festival Fever AIF have released new figures showing that our member’s events have contributed an estimated £1bn to the UK economy over a…

Update to CDM Regulations

Update to CDM Regulations

The new CDM regulations came into effect on April 6 after five years of review. The purpose of the regulations is to ‘prevent the ill health or death of construction and maintenance operatives, while also allowing for the delivery of good design’. One of the new regulations most notable changes to work towards this is introducing the role of ‘Principal…

Event Production Award Winners Announced

Event Production Award Winners Announced

Last week we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Event Production Awards in London and here are the lucky winners from the night. Special congrats goes to AIF members Bestival and Mojo Barriers! Access All Areas Editor’s Award: Suzanne Bull MBE Supplier of the Year Award: Firefly Best Admission Control Company: Ticketscript Best Brand Activation Event: The Halo Group…

Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

Event Management Tender For Festival Congress 2015

  AIF are now accepting applications for the event management tender for the Festival Congress this year. Please see below to download full tender description and how to apply. Key Objectives: The overall objectives (in no order of relative importance) of the proposed contractor will be: • To successfully plan and deliver all areas of event management ensuring a smooth…

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