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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…

AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

The AIM Independent Music awards are taking place at the Brewery in Clerkenwell on the 8th September. There’s 16 categories including the coveted Golden Welly gong for Best Independent Festival voted for by readers of DIY. Past winners of the golden title include Barn On The Farm, In The Woods, LeeFest and Bearded Theory. The night will be hosted by…

Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

Creative Proposal Applications Open for Fling Festival!

The Fling Festival have put a call out for creative proposals for this years event taking place in Essex on the 4th July. The Fling really is like no-other, carefully put together with adults in mind, it’s a festival where curiosity is encouraged and a diversity of entertainment is celebrated. Playful naughtiness, mayhem and wonder will abound and minds will…

AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

AIF talk legal highs on Sky News

Ahead of the 2015 legal highs campaign Paul recently spoke about the topic on Sky News after the government sent a letter to all festival and events organisers urging them to ban legal highs from their events, in particular nitrous oxide. The legal highs campaign put together by the AIF helps to bring awareness of the dangers of legal highs…

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

ID&C Launches Application Process for 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary

ID&C have just launched their 2015 Grass Roots Festival Bursary which gives one small to medium sized UK festival the opportunity to receive £2500 towards security accreditation products. Over 130 festivals have applied for the Bursary since 2011 with Cornwall based Looe Music Festival taking it out in 2014. The Bursary is awarded to festivals that engage with their local community,…

New guidance launched for stages and event structures

New guidance launched for stages and event structures

Ahead of revised HSE guidelines for the new Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations that come into force on April 6th and will affect all event sites, an industry group* has collaborated to create a new guidance document. The ‘Guidance for the Management & Use of Stages and related Temporary Event Structures’ brings clarity to working practices within the temporary…

AIF and its festivals join plea to Government to crack down on secondary ticketing

AIF and its festivals join plea to Government to crack down on secondary ticketing

This weekend, AIF and its festivals joined 80 leading representatives of the music, sport and theatre industries to call on the Government to offer greater protection to fans by allowing an amendment to a clause in the Consumer Rights Bill. The clause would force secondary ticketing sites to be more transparent. The signatories in the open letter, published on The…

LeeFest to take a break in 2015

LeeFest to take a break in 2015

AIF Member LeeFest is to take a year off in 2015 before moving to a new, bigger site in 2016. Headlined in 2014 by the likes of Frightened Rabbit and The Cribs, the festival has grown in size in it’s 8 years from a party in organiser Lee Denny’s back garden to a 2500 capacity weekender with camping. Upon confirming…

Deer Shed Festival 6 is Up In The Air

Deer Shed Festival 6 is Up In The Air

AIF member Deer Shed Festival has announced it’s 2015 theme as ‘Up In The Air’. The event will take place on 24th-26th July, at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire. Festival organiser Oliver Jones said: “Rockets, star gazing, aeroplanes, helicopters, weather, broom sticks, birds, balls and balloons, yes balloons of every description known to man….. It’s a rare moment when we…

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