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Not so fantastic plastic: Making Waves Guide launches

Not so fantastic plastic: Making Waves Guide launches

AIF member and general advocate of environmental awareness, Shambala Festival previously successfully launched the ‘Bring a Bottle’ campaign, where festival-goers, staff and artists were encouraged to bring a re-useable bottle with them rather than buying plastic bottles of water on site. The audience’s response and support proved that there is awareness around the issue of plastics, and that audiences can…

Electronic and pop meets emo and indie: Full Tramlines line up

Electronic and pop meets emo and indie: Full Tramlines line up

Following on from three huge lineup announcements including Public Enemy, Katy B and The Cribs, Tramlines yesterday announced that it has added a batch of new acts to the bill, including The Rifles, Simian Mobile Disco, Shift K3y, Ms Dynamite, Screaming Maldini, Sivu, Funeral for a Friend, Slow Club and over 30 more. Taking over the entire city centre in…

End of the Road Festival announces Comedy Stage line up

End of the Road Festival announces Comedy Stage line up

Alongside a plethora of bands and artists, including headliners Wild Beasts, Flaming Lips and Gene Clark No Other Band (a supergroup made up of members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fairport Convention), a host of comedy acts join the End of the Road festival line up in August this year. The comedy stage is hidden in a…

AIF and WMF to host Festival Masterclasses in Cardiff

AIF and WMF to host Festival Masterclasses in Cardiff

General Manager of the Association of Independent Festivals, Paul Reed has teamed up with the Welsh Music Foundation to bring two days of ‘master-classes’ to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. With AIF’s first annual flagship event, The Festival Congress, taking place in conjunction with SWN Festival in October 2014 in Cardiff, the city was an ideal choice for AIF to…

Twickets joins forces with The Ticket Trust

Twickets joins forces with The Ticket Trust

As festival season fast approaches, and the exchange of tickets increases, all tickets posted on The Ticket Trust website will also feature on the Twickets app and Twitter feed, in order to provide a safe and ethical fan-to-fan platform for ticket re-selling. Three years ago AIF launched The Ticket Trust in association with Sandbag as an ethical alternative to the…

Belladrum Festival sells out in record time

Belladrum Festival sells out in record time

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (8th & 9th August, Beauly, Inverness-shire) has sold out all weekend and Saturday tickets for the sixth year running in record time, five months ahead of the event taking place. The family-friendly festival, which is in its eleventh year, will host the smooth-voiced legend that is Tom Jones, brit-rock four-piece Razorlight, Billy Bragg, Frightened Rabbit and…

Friend of AIF, ID&C launch sustainability scheme for festival wristbands

Friend of AIF, ID&C launch sustainability scheme for festival wristbands

Security wristband suppliers and Friend of AIF ID&C has teamed-up with event waste recycling company More Bins to launch the UK’s first sustainability initiative for festival wristbands and lanyards. ‘Greener Wristbands’ encourages event organisers to return any used or excess fabric wristbands and lanyards to ID&C once their festival has ended. The returned products are then sorted and separated into…

Second crop of acts confirmed for Kendal Calling

Second crop of acts confirmed for Kendal Calling

The Lake District will set the stage for the award winning independent festival (and AIF member) Kendal Calling this August, and today the festival announced it’s second wave of artists. Amongst the 60 announced are Scotland’s own Frightened Rabbit, Kendal Calling favourite Jim Goodwin, up and coming band Champs, and it has also been confirmed that members of Ocean Colour…

The Festival Academy's workshop for Young Festival Managers to be held in Edinburgh

The Festival Academy’s workshop for Young Festival Managers to be held in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival will host a 7 day intense workshop for young festival managers, initiated by European Festivals Association (EFA). 52 emerging festival organisers from 28 countries have been selected to partake in the Atelier from 3 – 10 April, as well as 8 renowned mentors. “The Atelier for Young Festival Managers EDINBURGH 2014″ is set to continue the success…

End Of The Road announces UK exclusive appearance of supergroup to headline

End Of The Road announces UK exclusive appearance of supergroup to headline

End of The Road Festival today announced Gene Clark No Other Band, with members of Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Fleet Foxes as the final headliner for the Salisbury based Festival, taking place 29 – 31st August. In a UK premier and a UK exclusive of the unique collaboration, the headliners will be joining a bill also topped by Flaming…

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