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Industry-wide Green Survey

Industry-wide Green Survey

AIF and AFO have recently launched an industry-wide survey as part of an initiative to develop a green manifesto for their members. Working with Kambe Events, the company behind award-winning green festival Shambala, this will be the largest ever industry survey on this topic, exploring what festivals are already doing, what matters to them, and what support they need to…

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…

PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

PRS for Music Announces Tariff Review of Festivals & Concerts

PRS for Music has just announced that it will be running an eight week consultation on the terms of its Popular Music Concerts Tariff (‘Tariff LP’). The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSULTATION- · The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts…

Introducing International Festival Forum

Introducing International Festival Forum

AIF has partnered with a new dedicated festival business event that will unite festivals from around the world for two-days of workshops and panels alongside exclusive showcases and Q&As with some of the industry’s most renowned booking agencies. Produced by ILMC, The International Festival Forum (IFF) is an invitation-only gathering of festival bookers/promoters and booking agents which will take place…

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…

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…

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