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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…

AIF hits 50 members!

AIF hits 50 members!

AIF this week announced new members Isle of Wight Festival, Farr Festival, Eisteddfodd Genedlaethol Cymru and Fire in the Mountain, taking the current membership up to 50. The 75,000 capacity Isle of Wight Festival is one of Britain’s largest and most successful festivals, and was headlined in 2014 by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Biffy Clyro and Kings of Leon. It…

Larmer Tree releases first tier of tickets tomorrow

Larmer Tree releases first tier of tickets tomorrow

Larmer Tree Festival, returning on the 15th-19th July 2015, is releasing it’s first tier of ticket sales tomorrow, Tuesday 9th December at midday. Following the incredible demand for the Super Early Bird tickets on sale after the 2014 event, Larmer Tree Festival are releasing a limited number of tickets at TIER 1 before Christmas, alongside the introduction of a deposit…

Secret Garden Party announces theme for 2015

Secret Garden Party announces theme for 2015

AIF member The Secret Garden Party has announced its theme for 2015, called ‘Childish Things.’ Festival director Fred Fellowes talks about the concept behind the ‘Childish Things’ theme: “Why are we encouraged so much to grow up and leave, what adults call, the best days of our lives? Not that we needed that much encouragement; we spent our time hurtling…

The Proclaimers to headline Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015

The Proclaimers to headline Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2015

Scotland based AIF member Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, today announced that The Proclaimers will headline 2015′s event (August 6 -8 2015; Beauly, Inverness-shire). The iconic double act will be returning to the festival exactly ten years after headlining it previously in 2005. Following success with the hit stage musical-turned-movie based on the music of The Proclaimers, Sunshine On Leith, next…

2000trees to launch deposit scheme for tickets

2000trees to launch deposit scheme for tickets

AIF member 2000trees has teamed up with GoCardless to launch a monthly payment scheme for tickets. Tickets can now be purchased over 8 monthly instalments of either £9.50 (2-day ticket) or £11.50 (3-day ticket). Organiser of the award-winning supporter of underground music festival, Simon Maltas said: “Everyone knows small, independent festivals are the best place to enjoy a relaxing, intimate…

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