AIF Announcements

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…

The Festival Congress Announced For 2015

The Festival Congress Announced For 2015

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. We’re delighted to confirm that Radio One DJ and Sŵn Festival Co-Founder Huw Stephens is the keynote speaker for this…

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…

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